Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017


  • We’re Going on Strike!

    Posted March 5th, 2018

    The offices of Inanna Publications, Between the Lines, and Fernwood Publishing will be closed on Thursday, March 8 in solidarity with the 2018 International Women’s Strike.

  • BTL Internship Opportunity

    Posted January 16th, 2018

    Between the Lines is currently seeking applicants for an internship position.

  • BTL celebrates four decades of “books without bosses”

    Posted October 26th, 2017

    October 26th marks 40 years of publishing for Toronto’s independent award-winning book publisher Between the Lines (BTL). Launched in 1977 Between the Lines was established as a joint project of the Development Education Centre of Toronto and Dumont Press Graphix of Kitchener. Since its founding BTL has been run cooperatively producing “books without bosses”.

  • “A Future Without Hate or Need” short-listed for the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature

    Posted August 17th, 2017

    A Future Without Hate or Need: The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada by Ester Reiter has been shortlisted in history for the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.

  • “Unsettling Canada” bestseller

    Posted August 8th, 2017

    For the second week in a row Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson is on the Canadian Bestseller list!

  • #resist150 July sale! 20% off select titles

    Posted June 29th, 2017

    Between the Lines invites people to question and challenge the dominant narrative of Canada’s history and #resist150. During the month of July get 20% off select titles (see below) with promo code: resist150

  • Pride sale! 30% off key titles with promo code

    Posted June 22nd, 2017

    This June get 30% off a dozen #pride titles with promo code: pride17

  • “Toronto’s Poor” wins CAWLS prize

    Posted June 2nd, 2017

    “Toronto’s Poor” wins Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Book Prize for the best book in work and labour studies.

  • “Drawn to Change” wins Public History Prize

    Posted May 31st, 2017

    Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle by the Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle has won the Canadian Historical Association’s Public History Prize.

  • Graphic history book “Drawn to Change” wins Wilson Book Prize. BTL awarded $10,000 for history work

    Posted May 30th, 2017

    Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle by the Graphic History Collective and Paul Buhle has been awarded the prestigious Wilson Book Prize, awarded by the Wilson Institute of Canadian History at McMaster University. As part of this award Between the Lines was given $10,000 that will fund the creation of new creative and accessible Canadian history.

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