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Week of 26 August 2017 AISHA SASHA JOHN  I Have to Live  McClelland & Stewart KATHRYN MOCKLER + DAVID POOLMAN Some Theories ST Press SVETLANA LILOVA Metaphysical Dictionary Dumagrad MARCUS MCCANN Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe Invisible LINDA BESNER Feel Happier in Nine Seconds Coach House PHOEBE WANG Admission Requirements McClelland & Stewart TARA-MICHELLE […]

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Two presses

  * it IS possible. you have value. you have permission * | ** raging against the dying of the light ** LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON @OnlyWhatICan BROOKLYN. Home of two remarkable small presses we carry here at the shop, UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE and Lynne Desilva-Johnson’s THE OPERATING SYSTEM. Visits to both proved not only ‘inspired,’ but […]

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A poetry Broadside/Ephemera* show is in the works for early Spring at knife | fork | book. This is a call for submissions. Contact KIRBY at with “BROADSIDE” in the subject box. Looking to display, promote, and sell the best of our independent publishers/presses. *Ephemera as in cover art, mock-ups, actual woodcuts, letterpress oddities and […]

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What keeps me here

  Anansi. Anthuser. Apt.9. Arsenal Pulp. Baseline. BookThug. Brick. Canadian Magazines. Coach House. Coffee House. Copper Canyon. Desert Pets Press. Dumagrad. Fellow independent booksellers. Frog Hollow. Gaspereau. Gesture. Goose Lane. Guernica Editions. Invisible. Krupskaya. Mansfield. Metatron. The Operating System. Palimpsest. Pedlar. Porcupine’s Quill. Puddles of Sky. Self-publishers. Signature Editions. The Song Cave. Sunny Outside. Thee […]

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But a glimpse of our first month. What it is to be welcomed. Thanks everybody. Thrilled to be here. knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe 281 Augusta Avenue Kensington Market Toronto

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KILBY SMITH-McGREGOR KIDS IN TRIAGE ROXANNA BENNETT THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market Doors open 6:30PM | Reading 7PM Excerpt: Kilby Smith-McGregor IN CONVERSATION: ROXANNA BENNETT’S UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE The Town Crier, May 18, 2016. Photo: Kilby Smith-McGregor

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On the highwire

A few of our favourite titles/poets from Tightrope Books, including their signature, THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY 2016 (in English) series*,  EMILY POHL-WEARY‘s Ghost Sick (recently shortlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award), and ROXANNA BENNETT’s The Uncertainty Principle, reading here, NOVEMBER 3RD (with KILBY SMITH-MCGREGOR). *Launching at IFOA HARBOURFRONT, November 30th.

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Magic happens here

  From press to store. A splendid visit with Taylor, Jess, and Norman at Coach House Books. Photos: KIRBY