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The Book Lover's Ball 2010 - Fairmont Royal York (February 11, 2010)

Toronto, February 11, 2010 - In its fifth year, the Toronto Public Library hosted the The Book Lover's Ball at Toronto's historic landmark, The Fairmont Royal York. Enjoy a night of pure winter delight with an extraordinary dinner and brilliant fashion show inspired by famous scenes in literature, featuring stunning couture designs. Proceeds from the Book Lover’s Ball will enhance the work of Toronto's Library, the busiest urban public library system in the world.

The Book Lover's Ball 2010 Photo

This year, guests will be privy to a night of stimulating conversation and fabulous entertainment with renowned authors such as Catherine Gildiner, Anne Michaels, Vincent Lam, Lawrence Hill, Tish Cohen, Anthony De Sa, Linwood Barclay, Nino Ricci, Wayson Choy and many more. A cocktail reception will beheld where guests will relish in exquisite hors d’oeuvres inspired by Celebrity Chef Patrick McMurray of Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill. Over a wonderful dinner, get to know Canada’s leading authors and finish the evening off with a stunning novel-inspired fashion show, one of the event’s unique features. Inspired this year by eight diverse books; Twilight, Spartacus, Water for Elephants, La Dolce Vita, Outlander, Sherlock Homes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Slumdog Millionaire. Their stories are brought to life through riveting performances and stunning visuals, showcasing couture designs from top Canadian designers, Evan Biddell, Northbound Leather & Marie Saint Pierre, Lucian Matis, Lovas, Ines Di Santo, Farley Chatto & Retro G Couture, Ross Mayer, and Indiva.

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