Help Knowledge Bookstore to Grow

We are asking for your Help!

Help Knowledge Bookstore to continue serving the community

Knowledge Bookstore started as a dream realized.  It began as an independent African centered bookstore that offered books, black dolls, and gift items, not readily available in the mainstream stores.  It became a community space as well as the go-to source for writers, poets, artists, and entrepreneurs.  

As an independently owned Black bookstore, we have faced many battles, such as competing with big box stores, the internet, and e-readers. Now we are facing our biggest challenge with the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is never easy to ask for help. We, like so many others, are facing a difficult future and are pursuing all available opportunities for financial relief. We humbly ask for your contributions to our Go Fund Me campaign. The collected funds will help us navigate these extraordinary times and make sure that we can reach our goal of keeping our bookstore open and striving. 

Knowledge Bookstore continues to provide teachers and students with a positive environment for gaining volunteer hours, coop hours, and part-time employment. Knowledge Bookstore works with community organizations, school boards, local authors, local artists, daycares, and many other organizations to entertain, educate, and uplift the people we serve.  We are not just a bookstore, we are a resource that is utilized by the community.  While providing informative and educational workshops are an ongoing part of uplifting the community.

Knowledge Bookstore also provides mentorship programs.  Sean Liburd one of the owners has an ongoing mentorship program that focuses and assists young Black men between the ages of 15-35.  Knowledge Bookstore has also given out over S10,000 in scholarships to young men and women pursuing post-secondary education.  We are very proud to say that one of our first male scholarship recipients recently received his Ph.D. and is now a professor at Harvard University. 

Knowledge Bookstore liberation lounge provides opportunities for authors, artists, musicians, and various other community members to use our space for events in order to build our community.  Knowledge would like to continue expanding its "Encouraging Young Minds" and "Mentoring our Youth" program but we cannot do this without your support. 

Knowledge Bookstore needs your help! Help us keep the dream alive. Please donate today.


  • Joy Nortei 
    • $10 
    • 1 d
  • Laura Pickersgill 
    • $10 
    • 1 d
  • Andrew Nixon 
    • $20 
    • 6 d
  • Rav Singh 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 12 d
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Sean Liburd 
Brampton, ON
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