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Chautauqua Gift Bag

Introduction to Chautauqua Gift Bag

Price: $47.78
Special Orders

We will gladly special order any book in print at no additional cost, other than shipping if you will not be picking your book up. Delivery time from publisher to our bookstore may be anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks.

Please call 716-357-2151 to inquire.

Certain titles that are not returnable to the vendor will require pre-payment.

Chautauqua Prize

Six finalists named for 2016 Chautauqua Prize

The winning book will be selected from this shortlist and announced in mid-May.


The Chautauqua Prize, now in its fifth year, is a national prize that celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts. The author of the winning book will receive $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua.


The hallmark of The Chautauqua Prize is its focus not only on the literary quality or the writing, but on the reading experience as judged by thoughtful, experienced Chautauqua readers. 


With a history steeped in the literary arts, Chautauqua Institution is home to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, founded in 1878, which honors nine outstanding books of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry every summer. The Sojourn and Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher will count toward members' reading lists (though not officially designated as a CLSC selections), ensuring continued readership by thousands of active readers. 


Details on The Chautauqua Prize are available online at

Details about previously chosen Prize Finalists and Winners are available online at

Results 1 - 10 of 10

Chautauqua Bookstore
67 Bestor Plaza
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722 / 716-357-2151 / F: 716-357-5477

P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
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Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.