Shimer College

November 14, 2013

Launching Shimertopia, an experiment in social reading

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Shimerians and our friends can join us in a conversation via our social reading platform, Shimertopia.

On November 19, 1863, one of the most famous texts of American history–or, more accurately, one of the most famous speeches–was given at the consecration of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the speech, join Shimer in conversation!

  1. Sign up for SocialBook.
  2. Shoot an email over to, and you’ll be added to the group.

We look forward to reading with you!

SocialBook is entirely free, and in addition to the Gettysburg Address, you will find a huge number of other texts that you may read “socially.”Please note that SocialBook works only with Safari or Chrome browsers; unfortunately, it will not function properly with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or other browsers.