I’m in a book club (comprised of academics, historians, inveterate note takers, commonplacers, zettelkasten users, and lifelong learners) that is just starting the 1972 (or later) revised edition of Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren’s How to Read a Book. Our first Zoom session covering chapters 1-5 is Saturday, September 9th at 8:00 am (Pacific). Email Dan with the details at the original listing to get the details for joining or DM me directly.

We’re pretty laid back, especially for Saturday mornings, so grab your favorite beverage and join us to talk about reading and intellectual history. If you’re joining late, feel free to stop by and join in knowing that you can catch up as we continue along for the coming month or so.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. Mikjail says:

    Hello Chris,

    Wondering if you already have access to the thirteen 14-minute videos, contained in a DVD, that area advertised at the end of Adler and Van Doren’s HTRAB – at least the physical copy, in original English, that I ordered a few days ago. I don’t know if it’s still possible to get the DVD, since I’ve read some comments of unavailability over the years.

    Anyway, if you don’t and you are interested, it’s available on YouTube, on two channels, what I think it’s the same Brazilian version with original audio and embedded Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. It’s only been up for a few months and I bet it will eventually be taken down. So it’s important to save, preserve and share.



    Will keep watching the book club. Thanks for all the knowledge shared!

    Cheers from Mexico,

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Thanks for passing these along Mikjail!

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