For every shoe there’s a story!
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 email@example.com or call 416-979-7799 x 228.
Click below for a list of exhibitions and books which are suitable to the themes they explore.
List of exhibitions and corresponding books (Click here for a PDF version of the list)
All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
The Shoemaker’s Wife – Adriana Trigiani
Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection
The Right to be Cold – Sheila Watt Cloutier (non-fiction)
Life Among the Qallunaat – Mini Aodla Freeman (non-fiction)
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel – Mitarjuk Nappaaluk
The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe
Fifteen Dogs – André Alexis
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts– Joshua Hammer (non-fiction)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madré – B. Traven
Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes (Running until January 6th, 2019)
Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution – Caroline Weber (non-fiction)
For more information or to book a time:
Contact Sheila Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416 979 7799 x 228.