Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017



  • What’s Yours is Mine

    Against the Sharing Economy, 2nd Edition

    By Tom Slee  

    The friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality

    Published January 2018

  • Shopping for Change

    Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power

    Edited by Louis Hyman and Joseph Tohill  

    Shopping lines and picket signs—pocketbook politics from boycotts to buycotts

    Published February 2017

  • Fired Up about Capitalism

    By Tom Malleson  

    Shatters the myth that there is no alternative to free-market capitalism

    Published November 2016

  • Showdown!

    Making Modern Unions

    By Rob Kristofferson and Simon Orpana  Foreword by Paul Buhle  

    Which side are you on? A graphic history of organizing

    Published September 2016

  • Drawn to Change

    Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle

    By Graphic History Collective  With Paul Buhle  

    Picture this, working class history!

    • Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2017 (Winner)
    • Public History Prize, Canadian Historical Association, 2017 (Winner)

    Published March 2016

  • Ginger Goodwin

    A Worker’s Friend

    By Laura Ellyn  

    The life and death of a legendary labour activist

    Published January 2016

  • Joe Hill

    The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture

    By Franklin Rosemont  

    The life and work of the famous Wobbly bard

    Published November 2015

  • Lunch-Bucket Lives

    Remaking the Workers’ City

    By Craig Heron  

    A fascinating look at working-class life in early twentieth-century Canada

    • Clio Ontario Prize, 2016 (Winner)
    • Fred Landon Award, 2016 (Winner)
    • International Labor History Association, Book of the Year, 2015 (Winner)
    • CAWLS Book Prize for the best book in work and labour studies, 2016 (Winner)
    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2015 (Short-listed)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2016 (Short-listed)

    Published June 2015

  • Pain and Prejudice

    What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It

    By Karen Messing  

    How one scientist went from looking at test tubes to listening to workers

    • Science in Society General Book Award, 2014 (Short-listed)

    Published August 2014

  • Unions Matter

    Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice

    Edited by Matthew Behrens and The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR)  

    Embrace worker rights and build a better democracy

    Published April 2014

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