On Thursday, Feb 7, The 2013 8th annual Book Lover’s Ball in support of The Toronto Public Library system brought together 600 book lovers and 60 celebrity authors at Fairmont Royal York, ‘literally’ one of the greatest events of the year.

Celebrity guest authors included Conrad Black (Flight of The Eagle), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project, New York Times bestselling author), Andrew Pyper ( upcoming Universal Pictures adaptation The Demonologist), Neil Pasricha (The Journal of Awesome, number 1 international bestseller), Meg Tilly (A Taste of Heaven, actress of Bomb Girls), Jian Ghomeshi (1982, “Q” radio personality), Arlene Dickinson (Persuasion, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur), Amanda Lang ( The Power of Why,  The Lang and O’Leary Exchange host)

2013 Book Lover's Ball - Conrad Black
2013 Book Lover’s Ball – Conrad Black

The evening began with a cocktail reception & silent auction, followed by dinner with live auction & entertainment hosted by Cityline personality Tracy Moore. Each table was seated with a celebrity author.

Authors who atteneded:
Amanda Lang, Andrew Pyper, Ania Szado, Arlene Dickinson, Ayelet Tsabari, Brad Smith, Brian Francis, C.S. Richardson, Carol Off, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Christian Cameron, Christine Pountney, Colin McAdam, Conrad Black and Barbara Black, Doug Saunders, Eva Stachniak, Giles Blunt, Grace O’Connell, Gretchen Rubin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Helen Burstyn, Hilary Scharper, Jeffrey Simpson, Jennifer Hillier, Jian Ghomeshi, John Catucci, Judy Fong Bates, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Katrina Onstad, Kevin Sylvester, Kyo Maclear, L. Marie Adeline, Lawrence Hill, Liam Card, Linda Holeman, Linwood Barclay, Lloyd Robertson, Mary Jackman, Meg Tilly, Megan Crewe, Michael Winter, Miranda Hill, Neil Pasricha, Nora Young, Oakland Ross, Peggy Kotsopolous, Robert Sawyer, Stephen Brunt, Susanna Kearsley, Tanis Rideout, Terry Fallis, Vincent Lam, Zander Sherman


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Sponsors of the 2013 Book Lover’s Ball:
Sun Life Financial, Quad Graphics, TD Bank Group, Whitehots Inc., OSSTF, Harlequin, Friesens Corporation, Hello! Canada, Chatelaine, Flare, Toronto Star, Citytv, Balzacs Coffee Roasters, The Fairmont Royal York, Cober Evolving Solutions and Social Catalyst Inc.

More about Toronto Public Library Foundation
The Toronto Public Library Foundation is devoted to provide essential resources for the enhancement of the Toronto Public Library and allocates funds to priority needs not supported by municipal funding.
Donor support enables Toronto’s Library to continue to have a vital role, enriching millions of lives.

For more information please visit: www.tplfoundation.ca , www.bookloversball.ca

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