Ray Oldenburg (1932-2022) was a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He is known internationally for his book The Great Good Place, a surprise hit when it first appeared in 1989. He has advised cities including San Jose, Stockholm, and Osaka on community development, and often hosted friends in his own “third place,” a converted garage saloon. His latest and last book was The Joy of Tippling. 

Bibliography

This list is drawn from a publications list Ray gave to Karen Christensen, and is being updated in Zotero with a feed to this page.

Oldenburg, R. (1997). What Makes a Great Neighborhood: The Human Perspective (Column). Malbis Camillia.
Harold, B. (Unknown). Wellfleet and the World (Forward). Self-Published, Collection of newspapers.
Oldenburg, R. (1989). There Was a Tavern in the Town. North American Culture, Vol 5, No. 2.
Oldenburg, R., & Brissett, D. (1994). The Urban Staging of Public Incivility. JAI Press, Community Sociology: The Community on the Streets, London.
Oldenburg, R. (2003). The Third Place. Great Barrington Publishing.
Oldenburg, R. (1997). The Sexes and the Third Place (Chapter). Hampton Press, Voices in the Street by Susan Drucker and Gary Gumpert.
Oldenburg, R. (1991). The great good place: cafes, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts and how they get you through the day. Paragon House.
Oldenburg, R. (2001). The Way We Talk. In Tempe AZ Franklin Publishing: Vol. Incidents by Terry Stocker P.3.
Oldenburg, R. (2011). The Third Place Project. SAGE, Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change, Pp. 292-297.
The Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science. (1986). The Sociology of Socialization, Vol 11, No. 2.
Oldenburg, R. (2015). The Problem of Place in America. Public Space (Critical Concepts in Built Environment. Routledge.
Oldenburg, R. (1994). The Problem of Place in America. Mayfield Publishing Company, A Forest of Voices: Reading and Writing the Environment.
Oldenburg, R. (1990). The Inconvenient Society. New York Times.
Oldenburg, R. (1997). The great good place: cafés, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day (2nd ed.). Marlowe.
Oldenburg, R. (1989). The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and How They Get You Through the Day. New York: Paragon House.
Oldenburg, R. (1999). The great good place: cafés, coffee shops, bookstores, bars, hair salons, and other hangouts at the heart of a community. Marlowe ; Distributed by Publishers Group West.
Oldenburg, R. (2013). The Great Good Place.
Oldenburg, R. (1982). The Essential Hangout (Republished). The Writing Project.
Oldenburg, R. (1981). The Essential Hangout (Republished). Reader’s Digest, June Edition.
Oldenburg, R. (1980). The Essential Hangout (Republished). The June Issue.
Oldenburg, R. (2012). The Convivial Museum (Republished). Curator Magazine.
Oldenburg, R. (1999). The great good place: cafés, coffee shops, bookstores, bars, hair salons, and other hangouts at the heart of a community (3rd ed.). Marlowe ; Distributed by Publishers Group West.
Oldenburg, R. (2015). The Great Good Place (Vol. 3rd).
Oldenburg, R. (1994). The Great Good Place.
Oldenburg, R. (1982). The Essential Hangout (Republished). Shaping Prose.
Oldenburg, R. (1981). The Essential Hangout (Republished). Themes for Writers: A College Reader.
Oldenburg, R. (1981). The Essential Hangout (Republished). National Club Magazine, June Issue.
Oldenburg, R. (1980). The Essential Hangout. The April Issue.
Oldenburg, R. (2010). The Character of Third Places in Common Ground? Routledge, Pp. 40-48.
Oldenburg, R. (2013). The Cafe as a Third Place. Cafe Society (Lead Paragraph).
Oldenburg, R. (2000). The Barroom Beckons. Social History of Alcoholic Review.
Oldenburg, R. (2012). The Convivial Museum. Thinc Design Magazine, April.
Oldenburg, R. (2015). The Character of Third Place in America. Public Space (Critical Concepts in Built Environment. Routledge.
Oldenburg, R. (2002, Fall). The “Third Place” Essential for Campus and for Communities (L. Review, Interviewer) [Personal communication].
Oldenburg, R. (1994). Take the Pledge. Three Fools Corporation, Point No Point.
Oldenburg, R. (1972). Survey of Moderate and Low Income Housing. The Escambia-Santa Rosa Regional Planning Council.
Oldenburg, R. (2001). Square One Restaurant (Chapter). In Tempe AZ Franklin Publishing: Vol. Incidents by Terry Stocker.
Mead, M. (1970). Review of Culture and Commitment. The Pensacola News Journal.
Oldenburg, R. (1990). Pubs, Parades, and Progress. Official Program of the Fifteenth Occasional Doo Dah Parade.
Paramo, P. (2011). (Prologue) to Sociolugares. Universidad Piloto de Columbia.
Sociology Faces the 1980’s. (1987). The Sociology of Socialization: ANU Press.
Small Towns and Neighborhoods (Column). (1995). The Milestone Monitor.
Schwartz, D. (2013). Sidewalk Psychotherapist (Jacket Blurb).
Oldenburg, R. (2008). Seeking a Sense of Community (FORUM). Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Spring Issue.
Oldenburg, R. (2014). Safe Neighborhoods. The New York Times, Room for Debate.
Prospects for Community (Epilogue). (1995). Chronicle Press, Parallel Utopias by Richard Sexton.
Oldenburg, R., & P. Stone, G. (1967). Professional Wrestling. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher.
Oldenburg, R. (1992). Parades on Parade (Review) of John Bodnar’s: Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century. New York Times Book Review Sectinon.
Oldenburg, R. (2009). Paen to a Perfect Pub (Forward). Love at the Pub: An Insider’s Guide to Craftsmanship, Conversation, and Community at the Brick Store Pub by Mary Jane Mahan.
Oldenburg, R. (1996). Our Vanishing Third Places (Feature Article). Planning Commissioners Journal.