The Salon Series

The Salon Series is back! Join us online and in-person at the Appel Salon for an exciting range of literary and cultural events. Check out this season’s line-up and reserve your free tickets now.

In Person Events

The bright and spacious Appel Salon is located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Grab a drink at our bar ahead of the event. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Reserve your in-person Salon Series advance tickets via TPL’s Eventbrite channel.

Upcoming In-Person Events

All Events

Online Events

In addition to in-person events, join us for a wide range of virtual events this fall from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you choose to join us. Online Salon Series events will be hosted on Crowdcast and you can register for via our TPL Culture channel.

Upcoming Online Events

All Events

Looking for more of our program series?

On Civil Society | Black History | Asian Heritage | Indigenous Celebrations

Past Events

Missed an event? No worries! You can always watch replays of past in-person or online Salon Series events at your convenience.

Past In-Person Events:

In-person Salon Series recordings are available on our YouTube channel.

Past Online Events:

Online event recordings are available on our TPL Culture Crowdcast channel.

Watch replays of past online Salon Series programs

Salon Series Reading List

Get started on the conversation and read the books that are featured in this season's Salon Series programming. There's something for everyone: mystery and intrigue, the highs and lows of romance, intellectual biographies, intimate memoirs and so much more!

Salon Series Fall 2022 Reading List

See the reading list

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Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

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