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Biblio Bash 2024

Welcome to Biblio Bash, the annual black-tie fundraiser in support of Toronto Public Library. Our gala will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about Biblio Bash 2024.

Since its inception in 2017, Biblio Bash has raised over $4.2 million to support Toronto Public Library’s highest priority needs and assist some of our city’s most vulnerable residents. None of this would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, supporters, guests and volunteers.

2023 Impact

1,025,400
RAISED TO SUPPORT TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
450
GUESTS ATTENDED AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY
41
NOTABLE AUTHORS
$275,000
ON-SITE FUNDRAISING

2023 Authors

Jamaluddin Aram
Ashley Audrain
Linwood Barclay
Michael Barclay
Dr. Blair Bigham
Laura Calder
Charlene Carr
Margaret DeRosia
Claudia Dey
Stephen Dorsey
Deborah Dundas
Terry Fallis
Carley Fortune
Elyse Friedman

Asha Frost
Dr. Brian Goldman
Rawi Hage
Erum Shazia Hasan
Jennifer Hillier
John Irving
Sonia Jhas
Perry King
Vincent Lam
Shari Lapena
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Shahir Massoud
Mai Nguyen
Alexandra Oliver

Reema Patel
Rollie Pemberton
William Ping
Craig Shreve
Heidi Sopinka
Andrew F. Sullivan
Souvankham Thammavongsa
Teresa Toten
Bryn Turnbull
Emily Urquhart
Anuja Varghese
Roz Weston
Laurie White
Alissa York

AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

2024 Sponsors

2024 Committee

CO-CHAIRS

CLAIRE MACNAMARA
FARAH NASSER

 

AMANDA ALVARO
AMANDA AQUINO
JUSTICE FAITH BETTY
AMY BURSTYN-FRITZ
AISHA CHAMPSI
ALISON FIORINI
JONATHAN GOLDMAN
JEN GRANT
JANE HALVERSON
MARISSA KASSAM

KRYSTAL KOO
LINDSAY MATTICK
CLAIRE MCINTYRE
NAOMI PARNESS
ERIKA RODRIGUES
KATE SCHATZKY
CARMEN STEINBERG
VICTORIA WEBSTER
VANESSA YEUNG

Contacts

GENERAL INQUIRIES

Emily Connell
Toronto Public Library Foundation

Email

SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES

Leah Rakopoulos
Toronto Public Library Foundation

Email

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Deb McCain
Deb McCain
Communications

Email

In The Press

Living Luxe

June 2023: One for the Books

Toronto Star

May 20, 2023: Out & About

She Does the City

May 5, 2023: Biblio Bash raises over $1M to support TPL’s Leading to Reading program

The Globe and Mail

April 29, 2023: Biblio Bash raises a record $1-million for the Toronto Public Library Foundation

Toronto Life 

April 25, 2023: Scenes from this year’s glitzy Biblio Bash gala