“Welcome to Toronto”

View this post on Instagram #BLOGGED: The ONLY all-poetry bookshop in Canada!! Toronto is so soo lucky. They have readings, workshops, classes etc and the community seems so lovely! @knifeforkbook did a better job at convincing me to be a Toronto girl than my cab driver ever could. đź–Š ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meeting @itsakirby also felt so […]

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Days and days like these.  knife | fork | book

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Pleasure treasure

View this post on Instagram Had a great visit at @knifeforkbook today in Toronto with Jeff Kirby and left with some great books #bookstagram #poetry #bookstore A post shared by Gary Barwin (@garybarwin) on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:15pm PDT A lovely surprise to my day. (Yes, she gushed.)  Thanks, Gary.  knife | fork | […]

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Summer love

On route to the shop. See you soon. knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

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Deer crossing

    POET PICKS : TERRY ABRAHAMS terry is a deer living in Toronto. he has an honours BA in literature in english, philosophy, and book & media studies from the University of Toronto (circa 2017). he often makes his own little books and is a quiet member of Nosebleed Club. he was an editor at Hart House Review from 2014 to 2017. he currently […]

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All poetry. All the time.

  Poetry-filled days. We’re OPEN.  knife | fork | book

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Mountains, sounds, prayers

Dear Terry, your visits bring so much joy, and these little chappies of yours are gems. Thanks for dropping by. – Kirbela Copies of the luscious new 2017 HART HOUSE REVIEW also on hand. Terry Abrahams at knife | fork | book  Photos: KIRBY.

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Where the books are

  NORMAN NEHMETALLAH (Coach House Books) and myself were off to visit our moms this weekend (his in Windsor, mine in Toledo), which afforded us the grand occasion to meet up at Norman’s old haunt, Windsor’s independent publishing phenom BIBLIOASIS, an oasis it certainly is. Tina was in full welcome mode, and I stocked up on […]

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Tuesday with Kitty

The unexpected pleasure of making a new friend. KITTY LEWIS, the force behind legendary poetry publishing house, BRICK BOOKS visits KFB fresh from VERSeFest Ottawa. Photo: KIRBY

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“…and what a glorious place it is.”

The thing that made me especially giddy was the number of chapbooks not just present but beautifully displayed. Poet, KATE SUTHERLAND, whose new collection, How to Draw A Rhinoceros (BookThug) launches at Toronto’s temple of books, Ben McNally’s, November 4th, graced our shop this week past and wrote a lovely piece about her visit as […]