Between the Lines


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Between the Lines is a social movement press founded in 1977. We publish nonfiction books that expose and challenge oppression in our society. We aim to amplify the struggles of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities; migrants; women; queer folks; and working-class people. BTL is proudly left-wing and the books we publish reflect our activist roots and our commitment to social justice struggles.

As a product of New Left radicalism, BTL embodies the cooperative and democratic ideals of its founders. BTL has no boss, no individual owner; we are run by a small group of staff and a dedicated volunteer editorial committee. Decisions on what we publish are made by consensus.

Our press is situated in Tkaronto, traditional Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee territory subject to the Dish with One Spoon treaty. This land was stewarded by the Mississauga of the Credit River and is home to many Indigenous peoples, including the M├ętis, and those displaced from their homelands by Canadian extractive and other industries. Together we share a responsibility to care for and nurture these lands and to struggle for a better future for the earth and all peoples.

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Resilience Is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde
Julie S. Lalonde
Published: Feb 2020

Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call
By Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
Published: Apr 30, 2015

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