The Non-Fiction Book Club is for people looking to read thoughtful intelligent books. If you like to read non-fiction this is the place.
Members suggest titles through the discussion board and when first joining. All non-fiction books are eligible: the authors and books selected do not represent the views of the organizers or members. We learn and develop our critical thinking skills by meeting in respectful dialogue books, people and ideas with which we may disagree. And we like to have fun.
Books selected generally must have 10 copies available in the Toronto Public Library and be under 400 pages. Each month, the group votes on a selection of books through an on-line poll. You can see past polls here.
The Non-Fiction Book Club meets at the Toronto Reference Library –which hosts and co- sponsors the group. We also have a satellite club in Mississauga. At the meeting, one or more volunteer facilitators presents a prepared list of questions for discussion.
An optional small donation ($2) is requested to cover the Meetup website costs however meetings are open to the public. The discussions are based on having read the book (there is no presentation or summary), but even if you have not read the book you are more than welcome to come and check out the group. See Discussion Groundrules.
Books selected cover a wide range of non-fiction topics. Member often share reviews and short related materials before the in-person meetings, which are often followed by lively discussions afterwards at a nearby pub where we have refreshments, socialize and usually digress about more non-fiction books.
Welcome, Toronto Book Club Readers!
55 Square One Drive, Mississauga, ON
In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, [he] takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era...
Helen (West GTA Organizer)
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge-this is a book about how we rise to meet it.
We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man,...
3 days ago · 6:30 PM
Creative Confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all
"IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a... Learn more
February 25 · 6:30 PM
Meditations MARCUS AURELIUS Emperor of Rome
Meditations by MARCUS AURELIUS, Emperor of Rome. "Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ... while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself... Learn more
January 30 · 6:30 PM
The disappearing spoon : ... the history of the world from the periodic table
The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements 1st ed. by SAM KEAN
From New York... Learn more
December 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Let's get together for a holiday social. We can talk about what you're reading or anything else.
I'm also available Monday or Tuesday, so if you'd like to come and can't... Learn more
November 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
The Red Market: on the trail of the world's organ brokers, bone t...SCOTT CARNEY
An in-depth report that takes readers on a shocking tour through a macabre global underworld where organs, bones, and live people are bought and sold on the red market... Learn more
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