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The Toronto European Book Club is back in 2017 to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its influence on contemporary publishing. To celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the members of the European Union of National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto will look at the connection between books written in Europe and current European literature, which echo their 19th  century ancestors. By bridging together different authors, cultures and eras, EUNIC partners in Toronto aim to revisit European classics along with today’s new voices, focussing on  former and emerging concerns.

From Germany to Portugal, Italy and France, we want to highlight what was written in Europe 150 years ago and what is being written now.

The European Book Club aims to introduce Canadians to European books and authors by crossing over cultures and allowing readers to discover modern European authors and their works. For 2017, the Book Club will be moving its meeting location to Full of Beans on Dundas Street West, a friendly coffee shop dedicated to being a cozy, neighbourhood gathering place for those interested in culture and literature. We welcome you and your friends and family to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee,  herbal tea or one (or two) of the home-made pastries prepared by Full of Beans’ owner Lori, and participate in our European Book Club. The event is free for all to attend but donations are welcome.

All the books for the Book Club will be available at La Mosaïque Bookstore.

Each Book Club will be in English and takes place from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Full program of the European Book Club

  • February 23: Goethe-Institut Toronto – Effi Briest, by Theodor Fontane

  • March 30: Camoes Institute – The Mandarin, by Eça de Queiroz

  • April 27: Alliance française and Consulate General of France – Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

  • May 25: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi

  • June 29: Goethe-Institut Toronto - This House is Mine, by Dörte Hansen

  • September 28: Camoes Institute – The Shelf Life of Happiness, by David Machado

  • October 30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  • November 30: Alliance française and Consulate General of France – Madame Bovary of the Suburbs, by Sophie Divry

Full of Beans Coffee 1348 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y3, Canada

150th Years of Stories: A European Book Club

When
February 23, 2017 | 7 PM
Where
Full of Beans Coffee
1348 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y3, Canada

The Toronto European Book Club is back in 2017 to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its influence on contemporary publishing. To celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the members of the European Union of National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto will look at the connection between books written in Europe and current European literature, which echo their 19th  century ancestors. By bridging together different authors, cultures and eras, EUNIC partners in Toronto aim to revisit European classics along with today’s new voices, focussing on  former and emerging concerns.

From Germany to Portugal, Italy and France, we want to highlight what was written in Europe 150 years ago and what is being written now.

The European Book Club aims to introduce Canadians to European books and authors by crossing over cultures and allowing readers to discover modern European authors and their works. For 2017, the Book Club will be moving its meeting location to Full of Beans on Dundas Street West, a friendly coffee shop dedicated to being a cozy, neighbourhood gathering place for those interested in culture and literature. We welcome you and your friends and family to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee,  herbal tea or one (or two) of the home-made pastries prepared by Full of Beans’ owner Lori, and participate in our European Book Club. The event is free for all to attend but donations are welcome.

All the books for the Book Club will be available at La Mosaïque Bookstore.

Each Book Club will be in English and takes place from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Full program of the European Book Club

  • February 23: Goethe-Institut Toronto – Effi Briest, by Theodor Fontane

  • March 30: Camoes Institute – The Mandarin, by Eça de Queiroz

  • April 27: Alliance française and Consulate General of France – Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

  • May 25: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi

  • June 29: Goethe-Institut Toronto - This House is Mine, by Dörte Hansen

  • September 28: Camoes Institute – The Shelf Life of Happiness, by David Machado

  • October 30: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  • November 30: Alliance française and Consulate General of France – Madame Bovary of the Suburbs, by Sophie Divry