Discover the Publishers Behind Your Next Indie Book

November 30, 2020

Have you ever wondered about who made that book in your hands or the one on your screen? All books are not created equal.

Get to know the people behind your books—#ReadUp on our fiercely independent, creative literary presses below.

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Books published by Canadian independent literary publishers are a labour of love. They begin with scouting talent—finding amazing Canadian writers. Soon, they’ll be introduced to readers everywhere. But before that happens, their stories go through editorial development, design, production, and marketing before hitting the bookstore and library. It takes years and enormous passion to produce a good book. 




And now, more than ever, we want our purchases to support local businesses, not internet giants or foreign conglomerates. LPG member publishers—the makers of the books available on All Lit Up—are small presses operating across Canada, in our communities. They’re Canadian-owned and –controlled companies that support local economies and causes. They’re makers, creators, and artisans, connecting readers with essential books.




Get to know the people behind the books you enjoy. #ReadUp on our fiercely independent, creative literary presses—discover and celebrate their amazingly diverse, edgy, and inventive books.


British Columbia

Anvil Press

Arsenal Pulp Press

Brindle & Glass Publishing

Caitlin Press

Mother Tongue Publishing

Nightwood Editions

Now or Never Publishing

Rebel Mountain Press

Ronsdale Press


Theytus Books



Bayeux Arts

Freehand Books

NeWest Press

Stonehouse Publishing



Radiant Press

Thistledown Press



ARP Books

At Bay Press

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

Signature Editions

Turnstone Press



Between the Lines


Blue Moon Publishers

Book*hug Press

BookLand Press

Brick Books

Coach House Books

ECW Press

Flamingo Rampant

Guernica Editions

Inanna Publications

Insomniac Press

Invisible Publishing

Kegedonce Press

Latitude 46 Publishing

Mansfield Press

Mawenzi House 

Palimpsest Press

Playwrights Canada Press

Quattro Books

Porcupine's Quill

Wolsak & Wynn



Baraka Books

DC Books

Linda Leith Publishing

Metonymy Press

Pow Pow Press

Véhicule Press


Newfoundland and Labrador

Breakwater Books

Pedlar Press

Running the Goat 


New Brunswick

Goose Lane Editions


Nova Scotia

Conundrum Press

Gaspereau Press

Roseway Publishing




Read up on the books from Canadian Independent Literary Publishers.




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