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 moreabout event tickets

STAR TALKS: Eco-Fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier

Tue, Sep 05 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Slate Culture Gabfest: Live Podcast–SOLD OUT

Wed, Sep 13 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


STAR TALKS: First Snow, Last Light (ATRIUM)

Thu, Sep 14 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Salman Rushdie: The Golden House (RUSH SEATS ONLY)

Thu, Sep 21 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Claire Messud: The Burning Girl

Mon, Oct 02 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2017 Toronto Book Awards

Thu, Oct 12 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

MERE: An Evening in Honour of Maria Campbell and Louise Halfe

Fri, Oct 13 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Alan Doyle: A Newfoundlander in Canada

Mon, Oct 16 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Sun, Oct 22 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Killer Crime Club (ATRIUM)

Wed, Oct 25 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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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.