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Book Publishers in Ontario

Annick Press

Annick Press is one of Canada's most successful children's publishers, with a commitment to developing high-quality picture books, middle-reader and young adult fiction, and non-fiction.
Willowdale, ON   CA

Another Chapter Publishing

Located in Kanata, Ontario, Another Chapter Publishing produces children's picture books with quality stories and beautiful artwork, to be enjoyed in either English or French.
Kanata, ON   CA

Between the Lines

Between the Lines specializes in creative and inspiring non-fiction. Our readers look to BTL for challenging ideas, concepts and analysis not readily found in the mainstream. Our wide-ranging books embrace critical perspectives on social issues, politics and public policy issues, development studies, history, education, the environment, health, gender and sexuality, labour, technology, media and culture.
Toronto, ON   CA

Biblioasis

Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions.
Windsor, ON   CA

Black Moss Press

Since it was founded in 1969, Black Moss Press has built a national reputation for its contribution to Canadian literature. Black Moss has published more than 400 first editions and introduced more than 100 new authors to the Canadian literary scene.
Windsor, ON   CA

Book Thug

BookThug seeks to publish innovative books of poetry, prose and creative criticism that extend the tradition of experimental literature. All manuscripts are evaluated for their artistic merit and their ability to continue the ‘conversation’ about experimental literature. In other words, every manuscript must display an awareness of the intellectual and artistic tradition which preceded it, while then stretching the concepts further, responding to today’s philosophical, scientific, political, and aesthetic environment.
Toronto, ON   CA

Borealis Press

Book publishers specializing in Canadian literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, native, aboriginal and critical texts. Borealis Book was founded in 1972 to encourage and publish new Canadian writers who demonstrate talent and potential for significant growth.
Nepean, ON   CA

Brick Books

Brick Books is one of a handful of publishing companies in Canada that exclusively publishes poetry. Founded in 1975 in London, Ontario by Stan Dragland and Don McKay, the press continues its dedication to fostering interesting, ambitious and compelling work by both new and established poets. Brick Books has published well-known Canadian writers like Michael Ondaatje, Dennis Lee, Robert Kroetsch and P.K. Page, as well as many emerging writers such as Kenneth Radu, Karen Connelly, and J.A. Hamilton.
London, ON   CA

Broadview Press

An independent academic publisher in the humanities since 1985, our focus is very much on English Studies and Philosophy, but within those two core subject areas we are open to a broad range of academic approaches and political viewpoints. We welcome feminist perspectives, and we have a particular interest in addressing environmental issues.
Peterborough, ON   CA

Brucedale Press

Since 1994, The Brucedale Press has published words from here - the Queen's Bush and Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada - that offer good reading anywhere. The Brucedale Press is a division of BROAD HORIZONS BOOKS Bruce County's most experienced bookseller, with headquarters in Port Elgin, Ontario. Our fine books present the area as seen by talented writers, artists, and photographers.
Port Elgin, ON   CA

Canadian Scholars’ Press

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., founded in 1986, is one of Canada's leading independent academic publishing companies. CSPI publishes approximately 24 books a year, specializing in Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Education, and Cultural Studies.
Toronto, ON   CA

Civil Sector Press

Civil Sector Press (CSP) is a Canadian company publishing books developed to meet the needs of nonprofit sector professionals since 2007.
Toronto, ON   CA

Coach House Books

Coach House Books is an independent Canadian publisher of poetry, fiction, drama & nonfiction.
Toronto, ON   CA

Cormorant Books

Cormorant Books is committed to publishing the best new work in the area of literary fiction and creative non-fiction for the adult market.
Toronto, ON   CA

Crabtree Publishing Co

Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for K-8+.
St. Catharines, ON   US

Dancing Cat Books

Dancing Cat Books, an imprint of Cormorant Books, publishes author-driven literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for the young adult and middle-grades, as well as picture books.
Toronto, ON   CA

Dundurn Press

Since 1972, Dundurn Press and its associated imprints have published more than 2000 titles, of which 1700 are still in print. Dundurn publishes about ninety to one hundred new titles per year and is now one of the largest publishers of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction in Canada.
Toronto, ON   CA

ECW Press

ECW Press has published close to 1,000 books that are distributed throughout the English-speaking world and translated into dozens of languages. In the next year we’ll release 50 new titles and will continue to support and promote a vibrant backlist that includes poetry and fiction, pop-culture and political analysis, sports books, biography, and travel guides.
Toronto, ON   CA

Emond Montgomery Publications

Emond Montgomery Publications is regarded as one of Canada's finest academic publishers for school, higher education, and law school.
Toronto, ON   CA

Firefly Books

Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is a North American publisher of non-fiction and distributor of non-fiction and children's books. Firefly's goal is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts at reasonable prices.
Richmond Hill, ON   CA

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Fitzhenry & Whiteside encourages new talent and Canadian authors and illustrators. The firm specializes in history, biography, childrens’ fiction and non-fiction, young adult and mid-level readers, e-books, poetry, sports, reference, photographic titles, cookbooks, travel, and lifestyle books.
Markham, ON   CA

Groundwood Books

Groundwood Books is an independent Canadian publisher of beautiful and thought-provoking books for children. For over 35 years we have been attracting attention, praise, starred reviews and awards for our warm and intelligent children’s books. We publish in Canada, the United States and Latin America. Our books, many of which tell the stories of people whose voices are not always heard, are read and loved by children around the world.
Toronto, ON   CA

Guernica Editions

Guernica Editions specializes in pluricultural realities, emphasis being put on original and translated works from Canada and abroad. Editor: Antonio D'Alfonso.
Toronto, ON   CA

Harlequin Enterprises

Harlequin is one of the leading publishers of books for women in the world. The Toronto-based company publishes over 110 titles a month in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from romance to bestseller fiction, from young adult novels to erotic literature, from nonfiction to fantasy, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more.
Toronto, ON   CA

House of Anansi Press

House of Anansi Press is a literary publisher with a mandate to publish the highest quality Canadian poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Anansi was founded in 1967 and quickly gained attention for uncovering startling new talent. Anansi also broke ground by publishing now well-known French-Canadian authors, and continues to publish acclaimed works by new writers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Inanna Publications

Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is one of only a very few independent feminist presses in Canada committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere. Our aim is to conserve a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance feminist thought, and speak to diverse lives of women. We have always been particularly interested in ensuring that the voices of disenfranchised and marginalized women are heard and we are committed to working closely with talented, emerging writers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Insomniac Press

Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known. Insomniac's books are sold in 40 countries around the world.

Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books (including titles by Matthew Good, Jann Arden and Terri Clark), and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.

London, ON   CA

Invisible Publishing

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher that produces contemporary Canadian fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Our titles are well-written, beautifully designed, and affordable, and even though we’re small in scale, we take our work, and our mission, seriously: We believe that books are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. At Invisible, publishers and authors recognize a commitment to one another, and to the development of communities that can sustain and encourage storytellers.
Marmora, ON   CA

Irwin Law

Founded in 1996, Irwin Law is the youngest law publisher in Canada. Our objective is to take a fresh look at the law, and to pursue an innovative approach to legal publishing. The books we publish not only outline the current state of the law, but analyze the complex issues of the day in a style that is succinct and readable, and in a manner that is probing and thoughtful.
Toronto, ON   CA

Kegedonce Press

We strive to foster the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of beautifully crafted books which involve Indigenous Peoples in all levels of production and by supporting activities which promote Indigenous literary development and the development of Indigenous publishing.
Wiarton, ON   CA

Kids Can Press

Kids Can Press is the largest Canadian-owned children’s publisher, with an award-winning list of over 500 picture books and non-fiction and fiction titles for toddlers to young adults, each designed to develop children’s literacy levels and a love of reading.
Toronto, ON   CA

Lachesis Publishing

Publisher of fiction, primarily in ebook form.
Dunrobin, ON   CA

Les Éditions L’Interligne

Specializes in publishing the works of Franco-Ontarian authors, as well as educational materials for French schools in Ontario
Ottawa, ON   CA

Lorimer

Lorimer’s publishing program focuses on the following subject areas: economics, education, gender studies, history, native studies, political science, public policy, sociology, and urban studies. Also publishes Children's, young adult novels, illustrated guide books. Established and incorporated in Ontario in 1969.
Toronto, ON   CA

Mansfield Press

Mansfield Press publishes exciting, challenging and adventurous poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction by Canadian writers at all stages of their careers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Mawenzi House

Formerly known as TSAR Publications, Mawenzi House is dedicated to bringing to the reading public fresh new writing from Canada and across the world that reflects the diversity of our rapidly globalizing world, particularly in Canada and the United States. Our focus is on works that can loosely be termed "multicultural" and particularly those that pertain to Asia and Africa. We publish 6-8 titles of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (literary criticism, history) per year.
Toronto, ON   CA

Mirror World Publishing

We publish fiction novels in e-Book and paperback form, primarily focusing on stories that look at other worlds, the question of 'what-if?' or seem to involve 'outside the box' thinking. Our stories are never ordinary, the dialogue and the action engaging, the characters believable, and there will always be some element of romance or adventure. We are dedicated to bring our readers novels that will not only entertain them, but also teach them something about the world they live in by showing them one that mirrors it.
Windsor, ON   CA

Nelson Education

Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.
Scarborough, ON   CA

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History

Established in 1979, the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History publishes books on Canadian legal history, and creates and preserves an oral history archive.
Toronto, ON   CA

Owlkids Books

With engaging writing, bold graphics, and the best children's authors, books from Owlkids are loved by parents, teachers, librarians, and — most importantly — kids! In 2008, Owlkids acquired the children's book publisher Maple Tree Press, adding over one hundred award-winning titles to our library.
Toronto, ON   CA

Pajama Press

Pajama Press is a new, independent company publishing quality children’s picture books, non-fiction and novels from both well-known, award-winning authors and illustrators, and new voices. Our goal is to produce high quality, award-winning books that are appealing to children, young adults, librarians, teachers and parents. We think our books are the cat’s pajamas!
Toronto, ON   CA

Palimpsest Press

Palimpsest Press publishes poetry, fiction, and select nonfiction titles that deal with poetics, the writing life, aesthetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, with a focus on character development. Our nonfiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape.
Windsor, ON   CA

Playwrights Canada Press

Playwrights Canada Press is a publisher of new Canadian plays. We exist to publish Canadian plays as well as, from time to time, theatre history, criticism, and biography. Through this we endeavour to raise the profile of Canadian theatre and theatre practitioners, promote dramatic literature, and contribute to the Canadian theatrical canon. Playwrights Canada Press strives to publish diverse and engaging Canadian plays and dramatic criticism of literary merit.
Toronto, ON   CA

Porcupine’s Quill

The Porcupine's Quill is an artisanal publisher that values the art and craft of the book, both in content and in form. Our mandate is to preserve the culture of the printed word by using our expertise in the art of 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality books that look and feel like 19th-century letterpress products. We also specialize in Canadian art and design, book history, memoirs and selectively acquired collections of poetry and fiction from edgy new authors as well as pillars of the canon.
Erin, ON   CA

Red Deer Press

Red Deer Press publishes upscale children’s picture books, including illustrated children’s Aboriginal titles, contemporary juvenile and young-adult fiction, adult fiction and non-fiction.

We produce creative and contemporary books by enlisting a balance of established and emerging authors and illustrators guided by a production team of expert editors, designers and production personnel. We enlist publishing talent from across Canada, publish to the national and international markets, and continually strive to creatively promote and market our books.
Markham, ON   CA

Runley

Runley is a publisher of quality edu-tainment products for children. Teachers, policemen, firemen, pharmacists, retirees - even a potter make up our talent base
Orangeville, ON   CA

Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers.Our list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and YA fiction and nonfiction. We continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues.
Toronto, ON   CA

Seraphim Books

Seraphim Editions is a Canadian independent book publisher that features Canadian authors and artists. We publish books ranging from fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Niagara Falls, ON   CA

The Key Publishing House

The Key Publishing House (KPH) Inc., is an innovative forward-thinking publisher. Our mission is to produce and disseminate valuable knowledge that influences and enhances life. KPH convergent publishing program include humanities, social sciences, physical and natural sciences. Our publications serve both specialized and general audience. We are experienced in both print and digital publishing.
Toronto, ON   CA

Thompson Educational Publishing

TEP is a Canadian higher-education publisher. We specialize in undergraduate textbooks for the social sciences and humanities and promote our books extensively to the Canadian and international markets. Our goal is to become the premier Canadian and international publisher for Canadian-authored texts in the social sciences and humanities.
Toronto, ON   CA

Tightrope Books

Tightrope Books was established in 2005 to bring a fresh take on Canadian literature by juxtaposing new and established writers, genres, and cultures to build an inclusive list that represents the vitality of current Canadian literature. We are dedicated to publishing cultural creators who walk the fine balance between innovation and accessibility.
Toronto, ON   CA

Tsar Publications

In 2015, TSAR Publications changed its name to Mawenzi House. Publishes new Canadian and American literature, especially works by black, Asian and feminist writers and books from abroad.
Toronto, ON   CA

Tundra Books

Founded in Montreal in 1967, Tundra Books is Canada’s oldest English language children’s publisher best known for Canadian classics such as Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater and Mordecai Richler’s beloved Jacob Two-Two series.Tundra was owned by McClelland & Stewart, which is fully owned by Random House
Toronto, ON   CA

Tydbyte Media

Tydbyte Media is a Toronto, Ontario Canada based multimedia publishing company with an esoteric and eclectic focus on personal development, personal growth, self help, spirituality, comparative religion and Chinese culture that reflect the varied and eclectic interests of Richard E. Ward the publisher. Tydbyte Media is a division of Tydbytes Inc..
Toronto, ON   CA

University of Toronto Press

Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. UTP has published over 6,500 books, with well over 3,500 of these still in print. The Scholarly Publishing division produces approximately 175 titles per year, and the Higher Education division publishes around 25 titles per year.
Toronto, ON   CA

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press publishes scholarly works and non-fiction in the humanities and social sciences, especially in art, film, literature, philosophy, history, political science, relgious studies, anthropology, sociology, social work, gender studies, native studies, cultural studes and life writing. Our mandate is to extend the lines of scholarly communication to as many readers as possible.
Waterloo, ON   CA

Wolsak and Wynn

Wolsak and Wynn is a quirky literary press based in the heart of Hamilton. With steel mills on one side of us, the Niagara escarpment on the other and Toronto somewhere off in the distance we spend our time producing brilliant, highly individual and sometimes provocative books.
Hamilton, ON   CA

Women’s Press

Women's Press was established with collective ownership in 1972 and is Canada's oldest English-language feminist publisher. Our objective is to conserve a publishing space devoted to the circulation of the ideas and experiences of women.
Toronto, ON   CA