A bestseller, a sale, events and more!

Still time to get those books read for the summer (or plan for the fall)! No surprise, we have a few suggestions and a great sale! Be sure to check out our fall events (with plenty more to come). 

Take note: we are moving (down the hall)
As of September 1st BTL will be in new digs, a bigger office just down the hall. Our new suite number will be #281. 

Easy-to-win Book Contest
Our newsletter book contest is taking the summer off, but will start back up again in September!

What’s Yours is Mine
Against the Sharing Economy
By Tom Slee

The issues and challenges of the so-called sharing economy aren't going away anytime soon. Get the dirt and for the month of August get it at 40% off at Between the Lines! No phone app or promo code required.

"[A] superbly argued book." – The Guardian

"The so-called sharing economy has given the world taxi companies like Uber and accommodation companies like Airbnb. It is hailed as modern, progressive and unstoppable. Even Toronto Mayor John Tory, a notorious fogey, is a fan. But as Tom Slee writes in his authoritative new book What’s Yours is Mine, the original idea, however laudable, has turned into something far darker."
– Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star

Find a copy here!


Unsettling Canada
A National Wake-Up Call

By Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

For three weeks (and counting!) Unsettling Canada has been on the bestseller list for non-fiction
If you have read it, you will know why. If you haven't you can get a copy here.

Unsettling Canada was the winner of the Canadian Historical Association Aboriginal History Book Prize (2016) the prize jury declared "Not only is the book highly readable and broadly accessible to those in this country, it has an even wider reach in scope as it demonstrates the impact of Indigenous people from Canada like Manuel had on the global stage and in global activists’ strategies. The book is grounded in Indigenous intellectual traditions and perspectives, and carries the timely message about how bringing justice to Indigenous peoples will also create a more sustainable Canada."

Pick it up here!

Maththatmatters 2

By David Stocker  Illustrated by Minnow Holtz-Carriere  

Calling all teachers! In his follow-up to the groundbreaking Maththatmatters, David Stocker gives us Maththatmatters2 a collection of 50 brilliant lessons for grades 6-9 that link mathematics and social justice. For educators keen to provide rich leaning opportunities and differentiated content that engages students with their lived realities, these lessons are sure to spark meaningful discussions…and action.

"We are at a point in history where we need young people to be fully engaged in their worlds, and mathematics for social justice plays no small part in that engagement." – Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Demcocracy and Education at the University of Ottawa

Find a copy here!


David Jacobs called Class Privilege a "must-read" on CIUT 89.5 FM The Taylor Report. Tune in to hear the discussion.

Kevin MacKay (author of Radical Transformation) was interviewed on Open Book, check out "Kevin MacKay on the Coming Ecological and Social Collapse & How We Can Still Avoid It."

Here at Between the Lines we are celebrating our 40th year and publishing a graphic history. Quill & Quire did a feature on our forthcoming Books Without Bosses. 

Toronto's Poor authors Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux wrote a piece in the Toronto Star "Once Upon A City: Homeless battled unsafe shelters during the Great Depression"



"[The Vimy Trap] is a very readable book—with the occasional injection of wry wit (witness the full title)—and an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of the myths of militarism" - The Catalyst

"[Lunch-Bucket Lives] is a wonderful analysis of class and its pervasiveness in the lives of real people. It has broad implications for our understanding of the relationship between these lives and the exercise of power in Canada and elsewhere during the industrial era" Labour: Studies in Working Class History

"This boldly illustrated volume [Ginger Goodwin] makes a welcome visual companion to the standard Goodwin biographies. . . " - BC Studies


Keep us gowing and growing

It has been 40 years since BTL started publishing our thought provoking titles and we are now one of the few independent publishers left. We can stay independent with support from our readers. 

Make a one-time donation of $250, or donate $25 per month, and you’ll receive our 40th anniversary swag package, which includes exclusive collectables. Learn more (and give us a hand) here


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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, an initiative of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, for our translation activities.

We gratefully acknowledge assistance for our publishing activities from  the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Book Publishers Tax Credit program and through the Ontario Book Initiative, and the Government of Canada.

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