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Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017


  • Job Opportunity: Design and Production Manager

    Posted December 14th, 2018

    Between the Lines is looking for a Design and Production Manager

  • Respecting the Human Rights Code

    Posted October 22nd, 2018

    In January 2018 we published an ad seeking a “young” intern to join our office collective’s non hierarchical structure and participate fully in the day-to-day operations of our non-fiction press. This ad was distributed to students of Ryerson University’s publishing certificate program and posted on our website where it remained unchanged through to October 2018.

  • Solidarity with Shahidul Alam

    Posted August 8th, 2018

    As a member of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers, Between the Lines expresses its shock and dismay at the late-night abduction and detention of acclaimed photographer and human rights activist, Shahidul Alam, in Dhaka.

  • First LGBTQ Heritage Minute profiles gay activist Jim Egan

    Posted June 13th, 2018

    Pioneering gay activist Jim Egan publicly challenged a culture of rampant homophobia in the press starting in the late 1940s, when it was dangerous to speak out. His fight for equality is the subject of a new Heritage Minute.

  • Vimy Ridge Day is No Cause for Celebration

    Posted April 9th, 2018

    The Great War was a tragedy, an almost criminally insane war that should fill us with a sense of dread, sadness, and most important, a “never again” attitude. But over 100 years later we appear to be uncomfortable with anything less than fervent patriotic overtures to the War and Canada’s so-called most important battle.

  • 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 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

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