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23 Reasons We Love to East

Cassidy. Annick. Michael. Matthew. Jennifer. Victoria. Ayaz. Tolu. Dale. Jim. Zane. Shane. Triny. Andrea. Anna. Chapbooks. Ephemera. Bardia. (Beside Bardia.) Margaret. Katya. Great Escape. Deck. Garden. Shed. Reading hammock. Readers welcome. Come. Browse. Shop. Find. Enjoy. The Great Escape Book Store. 957 Kingston Rd. Home of KFB EAST. & FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE […]

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Word on a back lane

Sunday afternoon. Readings. Doesn’t get any prettier than this. MINOLA REVIEW is a quarterly online literary journal founded in 2016 with the aim of giving space for women’s writing. Today, the journal publishes the work of all those who identify as women and non-binary writers, continuing the founding mission of providing a platform for underrepresented […]

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THE GIRLS FLIP’N GET IT

Here’s the headline: ONE OF KFB’s BIGGEST EVENTS EV-VAH! SCARBOROUGH COMES OUT & SUPPORTS THEIR OWN! Not only the biggest, but the FRESHEST BRIGHTEST NEW WORK HEARD IN A LONG TIME! So much to be celebrated here, poets, but what stands out most besides the work itself, is the gushing well-spring of genuine love and […]

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How beautiful can a day be?

[Finally] The first of our new Living Room Series, featuring ALEXANDRA OLIVER, SADIQA DE MEIJER & KIRBY. A lovely day. Thanks to Katya at The Great Escape Book Store & League of Canadian Poets for their support of this series.

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THE GIRLS WHO GET IT

GET IT No. You are not dreaming. Our next two weekends. Join us.

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How Beautiful People Are

At the party I’d like to be a person of interest / but will end up a person of colour – AYAZ PIRANI, “POC RSVP” Poets, readers, and listeners who graced our space yesterday at the Gordon Hill Press Showcase KFB EAST at The Great Escape Book Store, were rewarded/met in kind. The beauty of […]

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Come. Ruin yourself.

“Whatever girl dares to read just one page is a lost girl / but she can’t blame it on this book / she was already ruined – LISA ROBERTSON, Boat (Coach House Books). Come. Ruin yourself. KFB EAST at The Great Escape Book Store 957 Kingston Rd Tues-Sun 10-5 KFB WEST at Capital Espresso 1349 […]

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“yellow stars and crocuses”

This April, National Poetry Month, knife | fork | book at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB EAST] has collaborated with poet/artist Jessica Hiemstra to welcome the launch of The Thinking Heart: The Etty Drawings (1983-1984) Claire Wilks, printed and bound by Baseline Press for Exile Editions. This will include an installation of broadsides, panels, […]

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Escape hatch

RASIQRA REVULVA SAILOR, C’EST L’HEURE [The Blasted Tree] OUT NOW at KFB EAST Returned from a lovely visit at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE | KFB EAST… a glorious new window display featuring GE’s BOOK & FILM CLUB, the James Dickey [novel]/John Boorman [film] classic DELIVERANCE. Highly recommend. At our nook in back: the NEW MARK […]

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Our best. East. West.

“I can’t believe you have this!” NEW UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE THE SONG CAVE WAVE POETRY NIGHTBOAT THE BLASTED TREE ANSTRUTHER TIMGLASET PENTERACT GASPEREAU TALONBOOKS COACH HOUSE PALIMPSEST BASELINE COLLUSION BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW BRICK W&W GORDON HILL METONYMY INVISIBLE ANANSI BOOK*HUG SIGNAL MAWENZI HOUSE ICEHOUSE M&S +++ CHECK THE TITLES AROUND THESE TITLES. SIMPLY THE BEST THE […]