Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017


  • Publicity and Promotions Manager

    Posted July 12th, 2019

    Between the Lines is seeking a full-time Publicity and Promotions Manager to promote BTL titles to media, assist with author event planning and promotion, and assist with the sales and marketing and the general work of the press.

  • 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!

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