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Book Salon

Over 17 years, we traveled from Arcadia to Troy, reading 109 books with 79 different Stanford professors hosting the discussions within this vibrant intellectual community. The Stanford Alumni Association's Book Salon was an epic tale, but, like all good books, we eventually arrived at our final page.

Book Recommendations and Resources

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Keep up with new works by alumni and professors
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The Book Salon was started in 2002 by Diane Middlebrook, a professor emerita of English who served over the first three years as the faculty host of 15 books before she passed away in 2007. She loved books and loved the Stanford alumni community. We still miss the energy and excitement that she shared with every new selection.