Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library.
Free tickets are required for all events. Learn more about event tickets
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...
George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri, Apr 07 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Linco...
Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue, Apr 18 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to po...
Killer Crime Club
Wed, Apr 19 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sara Paretsky's Fall Out revisits the beloved, VI Warshawski, who spends a month in La...
Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Wed, Apr 19 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The annual Toronto Star invites you to celebrate the winners of their annual Short Sto...
Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon, Apr 24 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bes...
Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption
Fri, Apr 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
From the bestselling graphic novelist of Essex County, Descender, and The Underwater W...
Critical Crossroads with Douglas Rushkoff
Mon, May 01 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
One of todays most critically acclaimed media critics and theorists, Rushkoff discusse...
The World is Against Kelly Oxford
Tue, May 02 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kelly Oxford is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When...
Jo Nesbo: Tinder Killer - ATRIUM
Thu, May 11 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Regarded as one of the world's leading crime writers, Nesbo Resturns with the latest H...
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.
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