Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Books without bosses since 1977

About BTL

Between the Lines books present new ideas and challenge readers to rethink the world around them. Our authors offer analysis of historical events and contemporary issues not often found in the mainstream. We specialize in informative, non-fiction books on politics and public policy, social issues, Canadian and world history, international development, gender and sexuality, critical race issues, culture, adult and popular education, labour and work, environment, technology, and media.

“Who is your leader?”

We create high-quality books that promote equitable social change, and we reflect our mission in the way our organization is structured. BTL has no boss, no individual owner. It’s the product of what some would likely describe as “sixties idealism”–what we call political principles. Our small office staff and Editorial Committee make decisions–from what to publish to how to run the place–by consensus. Our Editorial Committee includes a number of original and longtime members, as well as several younger academics and community activists eager to carry on the publishing work started by the generation before them.


  • David Bush, Publicity & Promotions Manager
  • Devin Clancy, Design & Production Manager
  • Amanda Crocker, Managing Editor
  • Karina Palmitesta, Sales, Marketing & Distribution Manager

Editorial Committee

  • Tola Ajao
  • Barâa Arar
  • Jonathan Barker
  • David Bush
  • Devin Clancy
  • Amanda Crocker
  • Julie Devaney
  • Doreen Fumia
  • Steve Izma
  • Mike Ma
  • David Molenhuis
  • Karina Palmitesta
  • Chris Samuel
  • Aparna Sundar
  • Jamie Swift
  • Richard Swift
  • Julie Tomiak
  • Melissa Vincent

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, an initiative of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, for our translation activities.

Our work is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation. We gratefully acknowledge assistance for our publishing activities from the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Book Publishers Tax Credit program and through the Ontario Book Initiative, and the Government of Canada.

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