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About the Ball

YOU’RE INVITED TO AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING AT THE BOOK LOVER’S BALL, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY.

Join Canada’s top literary talent and book lovers for an exclusive evening. Enjoy an intimate dinner in the stacks with a celebrity author at your table, and explore inspirational spaces and rare collections at Canada’s only public reference library.

Since 2006, The Book Lover’s Ball has raised over $4 million thanks to our generous supporters. You will be supporting programs and services at Toronto Public Library like KidsStop interactive early literacy centres, digital outreach, youth hubs and home library services. Learn more about how donors make life-changing programs and services possible at tplfoundation.ca/100-reasons.

  • DateThursday, February 4, 2016

  • Toronto Reference Library789 Yonge Street

  • Cocktail Reception6 pm

  • Dinner in the Stacks7 pm

  • After Dark Party & Live Entertainment9 pm

  • Dress CodeBlack Tie

  • Hardcover Table*

    (for 10 guests plus author)

    $10,000

  • Paperback Table*

    (for 8 guests plus author)

    $7,500

  • Individual Ball Tickets*

    $750

  • After Dark 12 Ticket Bundle

    (on sale in January 2016)

    $1,000

*Tables and tickets for the Ball include access to After Dark, the official after-party of The Book Lover’s Ball.

An Intriguing Setting

Explore Canada’s only reference library after-hours to discover the impressive spaces in the 5-storied venue, transformed for a night of sheer literary fun!

Eminent Authors

Mingle with Canada’s foremost authors throughout the evening, from the cocktail reception to the after party with opportunities to socialize with your favourites.

AUTHORS CONFIRMED TO DATE

Andrew Pyper
Ann Walmsley
Anna Porter
Bob Rae
Carolyn Harris
Cybèle Young
Dennis Lee
Farzana Doctor
Ken McGoogan

Kenneth Oppel
Kim Echlin
Lena Coakley
Lindsay Mattick
Linwood Barclay
Meghan Telpner
Nick Cutter
Sally Christie
Steve Burrows
Dr. Vera Tarman

Check back regularly to see who else will be joining us!

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The Book Lover's Ball Committee

Helen Burstyn (Co-chair)
Amy Burstyn Fritz (Co-chair)
Annie Bezbatchenko
Susan Donlan
Peter Hayes
Catriona Lamb
Claire McIntyre
Lexi Miles
Tim Smitheman
Kim Tanenbaum
Jennifer Wardrop

Author Subcommittee

Julia Barrett, HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
Emma Ingram, Penguin Random House of Canada
Amy Jacobson, Simon & Canada
Karen McMullin, Dundurn
Emily Mockler, Anansi
Kaitlin Smith, Hachette Group Canada

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Sponsorship

RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TORONTO’S TOP 100 EVENTS BY BIZ BASH MAGAZINE AND THE WINNER OF FOUR INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL EVENT AWARDS, THE BOOK LOVER’S BALL HAS RECEIVED UNPARALLELED ACCLAIM.

SPONSOR THE BALL
As a sponsor of The Book Lover’s Ball, you will be aligning your organization with an exceptionally unique experience. Your benefits include distinctive opportunities for brand activation and brand exposure.

Exposure

The Book Lover’s Ball is an event that gets rave reviews. Year after year, our integrated public and media relations campaign has generated coverage for Toronto Public Library, high-profile authors and our event sponsors.

2015 MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • 138

    Media hits

  • 1.2

    Million #BookLoversBall impressions on social media

  • 25.7

    Million media impressions

2015 Event Sponsors

PRESENTED BY

  • TD
  • Whitehots

    AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

  • osstf/feeso

    DINNER SPONSOR

  • Friesens

    DESSERT SPONSOR

  • Harlequin Author Network

    BEDTIME STORIES SPONSOR

  • Manulife

    VOLUNTEER SPONSOR

  • CBC
  • Quill & Quire
  • Toronto Life
  • Toronto Star
  • Torontoist

MEDIA SPONSORS

  • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
  • Parcel
  • Rhapsody Stategies

IN-KIND SPONSORS

After Dark

COMING SOON!

Contact Us

FOR SPONSORSHIP, TABLE & TICKET INQUIRIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Julie Flynn Still
Toronto Public Library
Foundation
416-393-7225

EMAIL

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FOR
MEDIA
INQUIRIES

Andrea
McLoughlin
Holmes PR
416-628-5609

EMAIL

FOR VOLUNTEER AND
ALL OTHER EVENT INQUIRIES

Danielle Kathryn Yu
Hala Events &
Communications Inc.
416-413-1454 ext. 225

EMAIL

VOLUNTEERING

We’re always looking for talented and enthusiastic volunteers. If you are interested in working with us to make this year’s event our best yet, please download and submit a Volunteer Interest Form.

VIEW VOLUNTEER FORM

*Please download and save the Volunteer PDF form to your computer before filling it out and submitting it by email or sending by fax.