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Erin Morgenstern: The Starless Sea

November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$12.50 – $45.00

Please join Ben McNally Books and Doubleday Canada in welcoming bestselling author, Erin Morgenstern to Toronto. In celebration of her remarkable sophomore novel The Starless Sea, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011 bestseller The Night CircusErin will be in conversation with former SPACE host Ajay Fry.

Books are available to pre-order at a discounted price, or can be purchased at the event. A book signing will conclude the evening.


Monday November 18

6:30 to 8pm

(Doors open at 6pm)


The Isabel Bader Theatre

93 Charles Street West


General Admission – $15

Student – $12.50

General Admission + Book – $45

Tickets can be purchased at the store or through Eventbrite.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

Erin Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national best seller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.


November 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$12.50 – $45.00


Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Ben McNally Books
416 361-0032