About Between the Lines
40 Years of Books Without Bosses
Between the Lines books present new ideas and challenge readers to rethink the world around them. Our authors offer analysis of historical events and contemporary issues not often found in the mainstream. We specialize in informative, non-fiction books on politics and public policy, social issues, Canadian and world history, international development, gender and sexuality, critical race issues, culture, adult and popular education, labour and work, environment, technology, and media.
We create high-quality books that promote equitable social change, and we reflect our mission in the way our organization is structured. BTL has no boss, no individual owner. It’s the product of what some would likely describe as “sixties idealism”–what we call political principles. Our small office staff and Editorial Committee make decisions–from what to publish to how to run the place–by consensus. Our Editorial Committee includes a number of original and longtime members, as well as several younger academics and community activists eager to carry on the publishing work started by the generation before them.