If your established book club is looking for a new experience, consider holding one of your meetings at the Bata Shoe Museum. Your group will also receive a guided tour about the time period or themes that are relevant to your book.
Pick from a list of suggested titles (or suggest your own that you feel will fit with one of our exhibitions) and we’ll work with you to plan a daytime or evening meeting at the Museum for your book club.
Your book club’s session will last for 2 hours and includes the use of a private room for your book discussion followed by a half-hour tour in the relevant exhibition. The guide will be familiar with the book and will be able to make specific references to it during the tour. The cost is $20 per person for a maximum of 20 people.
For more information or to book a time, contact Sheila Knox, Head of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-979-7799 x 228.
See below for a list of 2020 exhibitions and books which are suitable to the themes they explore.
2020 BSM BOOKCLUB ~ List of exhibitions and corresponding books
All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages
The Sound of Summer Running – Ray Bradbury
Little – Edward Carey
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
The Emperor of Shoes – Spencer Wise
Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection
The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky
An African in Greenland – Tété-Michel Kpomassie
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel – Mitarjuk Nappaaluk (11 loan copies available)
Split Tooth – Tanya Tagak
The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu – and the race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts – Joshua Hammer (non-fiction)
Cup of Gold – John Steinbeck
Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali: A True Story of Gold and Greatness from Africa – P. James Oliver (non-fiction)
The Gold Eaters – Ronald Wright
WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Sold on a Monday – Krisina McMorris
This Tender Land – William Kent Krueger
Rules of Civility – Amor Towles