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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library, is a place where writers, thinkers, artists and innovators come together for conversation and debate.

Since opening in 2009, we have hosted a wide array of fascinating people, including Umberto Eco, Jeffery Eugenides, Malcolm Gladwell, John Irving, Donna Leon, Stephen Lewis, Anne Rice, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Trudeau, Tim Flannery, Jeanette Winterson, and many others. Please join us at one of our upcoming events.

Free tickets required for all events

Free tickets become available four weeks before the event. You may begin to book tickets at 9 a.m. for all events. As most events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Upcoming Events

National Aboriginal Day: We Keep The Stories
Sun, Jun 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Take part in a traditional round dance led by the Smoke Trail Singers and several memb...

National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun, Jun 21 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of

National Aboriginal Day: No More Silence
Sun, Jun 21 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Over the last 30 years, more than 1,200 indigenous women have been reported missing or...

Star Talks: Candace Bushnell
Wed, Jun 24 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The internationally bestselling author of

Judy Blume
Mon, Jun 29 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards present...

NEW DATE Star Talks: Mariel Hemingway
Mon, Aug 10 | 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The famed American actor and author on her memoir,

Rich Terfry
Mon, Aug 17 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buc...

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