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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Upcoming Events

Free tickets are required for all events. Learn more about event tickets

Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM

Wed, Feb 22 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas present volume 2 in the graphic novel series, An...

Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have

Thu, Feb 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first nove...

Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility - RUSH SEATS ONLY

Mon, Feb 27 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his ...

RBC Taylor Prize Awards

Thu, Mar 02 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-ficti...

STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed

Wed, Mar 08 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In The Unmade Bed, Marche claims the way we talk about men and women is dated, and the...

Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret

Sun, Mar 12 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Ye...

Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay

Thu, Mar 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...

Exit West with Mohsin Hamid

Mon, Mar 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of The...

Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia

Wed, Mar 29 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and...

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Event tickets

NEW for 2017: Free tickets are released three weeks before each event and are available to book starting at 9 a.m.

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 before the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

There is a limit of two tickets per valid email address.

Past events

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