Between the Lines
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. BTL authors are academics, journalists, artists, and activists—all our authors hope their books will spark political and social change.
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. We publish books not to seek profit, but to archive and promote struggles for a better world, challenge the mainstream, and offer readers new perspectives on critical political issues.
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 Métis, and those displaced from their homelands by Canadian extractive and other industries.