Great Books Lecture Series

Service Update

The Great Books Lecture Series has been postponed to 2021 while library branches are closed in support of efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We encourage you to take this time to read the books featured in the upcoming series.

With mounting environmental and climate concerns, the theme of the Toronto Public Library's 2020 Great Books Lecture Series is Wild Nights at the Library, and applies its focus to eco-critical examinations of literature that reimagines nature and questions our place within it.

Series curated by Paul Chafe of Ryerson University.

Great Books Reading List

Interested in reading some literary classics? This list includes all the titles included in the 2020 Great Books Lecture Series.