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On All Lit Up, readers of emerging, quirky, and unabashedly Canadian literature can find and purchase the best books this country’s independent publishers have to offer. Curious readers can also browse through our exclusive behind-the-scenes content about the books, authors, and publishers whose work is available on our site.
Additionally, All Lit Up serves as a community bookstore for readers with no local option, ensuring every Canadian has access to the literature produced by Canadian independent publishers. To see if you have a bookstore in your neighbourhood, check out this map of Canadian Indie Bookstores.
All Lit Up came about as a response from the members of the Literary Press Group to the changing ways readers discover, purchase, and read Canadian books.
The Literary Press Group, which manages All Lit Up, is a non-profit membership association of 60 independently-owned and -operated Canadian literary publishers. Since 1975, the LPG has helped its member publishers sell, distribute, and market their books to booksellers, libraries, institutions, and now, through All Lit Up, directly to readers.
The Literary Press Group of Canada greatly appreciates the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.
The publishers with books available on All Lit Up include:
Mother Tongue Publishing
Now Or Never
Playwrights Canada Press
Pow Pow Press
Rebel Mountain Press
Running the Goat
Wolsak & Wynn