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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

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McLuhan Salon: Hacks, Leaks and Breaches

Thu, Jan 19 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, ...

STAR TALKS: Location: Toronto's Skyrocketing Housing Prices (RUSH SEATS ONLY)

Fri, Jan 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Should Toronto or Ontario institute a non-resident tax on all new home purchases? Jenn...

Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster

Mon, Feb 06 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Haisla/Heiltsuk and Giller-shortlisted writer of Monkey Beach presents her first novel...

Heather O'Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses

Wed, Feb 08 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the l...

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

Wed, Feb 22 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have

Thu, Feb 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility

Mon, Feb 27 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 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. - 8:30 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. - 8:30 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. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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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.

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