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There are 339 books referenced throughout the seven seasons of the cult classic Gilmore Girls. We meet once a month over coffee (obviously) to discuss one with a group of like-minded lovers of literature and/or Gilmore Girls fans.

Update: By my count, there are actually 233 books on The List. After trying to track down a few of the references in the show and failing, I have decided to scrap the Buzzfeed list in favor of this list: https://www.blackwhitereadbooks.com/the-official-list

It will still keep us reading for years to come, and seems much more accurate.

For the old list, click here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/all-339-books-referenced-in-gilmore-girls

Upcoming events (2)

Redo: The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and A Room of One's Own

Last week didn't turn out to be good for anyone, so I'm rescheduling this meeting WITH THE SUPER FUN BONUS of another companion book from episode 5, A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf which Rory is seen reading on the bus (really a long essay at 112 pages). Lorelai: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ - written? Rory: 1590 Lorelai: Published? Rory: 1698 Lorelai: Ooh 1623 - close Rory: How is 1623 close? Lorelai: You got the ‘16’ part right. Rory: I was off by 75 years Lorelai: Well anything under 100 years is close. Rory: What kind of rule is that?

Season 1, Episode 5: Valley of the Dolls


Lorelai finds Babette in the kitchen cleaning out a cabinet full of pill bottles. Lorelai: Hey, Babette. Babette: Oh, hello, sugar. Can I get you something? Lorelai: No, I'm fine. I'm looking for Rory. Babette: Oh, I think she might be in the bathroom. Lorelai: Thanks. (starts to leave then stops) Can I help you with something? Babette: Oh, no. I thought I'd just get some of this stuff packed away. Lorelai: It's like a scene from a kitty version of 'Valley of the Dolls.'

Past events (9)

Season 1, Episode 3: Peyton Place


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