Enter for an opportunity to win reserved seats for you and a friend to a speaker event of your choice at The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library.

Skip the line and get two up-front seats to see any one of the amazing speakers coming in 2016, plus a free book signed by the author. Speakers confirmed to date include Man Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes, Junot Díaz winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Olympian Clara Hughes – with many more coming later this year. See the latest schedule.

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a sparkling space for literary culture, discussion, debate and civic discourse. Thousands of people come every year to see internationally acclaimed authors and Canadian icons. The space is equally popular as an event venue for private functions. The Salon is made possible because of a transformational gift from The Bram & Bluma Appel Community Trust.

Contest Rules

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. To enter the contest, please provide your name, address, phone number and email address below OR call 416-393-7089. No donation or purchase is required to enter. Only one entry per person is allowed. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees and volunteers of Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Public Library Foundation are not eligible. Contest closes Monday, April 11 at 12:00 pm (noon). One winner will be chosen randomly on April 12. The winner will be contacted by phone and email (if provided). If the winner does not respond within five business days, the prize will be forfeited and a second random draw conducted. The prize consists of two reserved seats at the front of the Salon for any Appel Salon event listed on http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/appel-salon/. In addition, if the chosen event includes a book signing, the winner will receive one free book signed by the featured author. The value of the prize is the retail cost of the book, approximately $25.00.

Complete the contest entry form below or call 416-393-7089.

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