Barrington Institute works with the award-winning Berkshire Publishing Group as a hybrid social enterprise committed to “Knowledge for our common future.” 

Third Places • Climate Adaptation • Systems Thinking

What people have said about our work

“Think of [Karen Christensen] as commander of the Western Massachusetts rail uprising.” – Heather Bellow, Berkshire Eagle

“It takes a splendid little publishing house to do what a major international trade publisher should have done long ago.” – Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad vs. McWorld

“Cutting-edge thinking from some of the smartest members of our species.” – Denis Hayes, principal organizer of the first Earth Day

“Incredibly, [Berkshire’s Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World] is the first encyclopedia to focus on community as concept and experience, so stands alone in its field. . . . Essential. All readerships.”  – CHOICE

The short film above, with former governor Deval Patrick, Rep. Richard Neal, and former MA senator Eric Lesser, was produced as a preview of work by the Train Campaign, a project of the Barrington Institute.

The Barrington Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 20-1670260, working together with Berkshire Publishing Group LLC, which is a US government designated EDWOSB (Woman Owned Small Business).