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About Canadian CourseReadings

Download a list of all titles available on the site (.xlsx, .pdf)

Our Mission

Our mission is to help faculty discover and select relevant new titles and course readings in the humanities and social sciences from the books published by Canadian academic, literary and university presses.

Who Are We?

Canadian CourseReadings is a non-profit consortium of Canadian academic publishing houses: Irwin Law, Formac Publishing, Fernwood Publishing, Between the Lines, and James Lorimer & Co.

We’re new, and we’re unique!

  • Our platform supports a new way to browse, discover, and select reading materials for use in your courses. You can browse our full collection to build a custom collection of course readings.
  • We provide you with the information your campus bookstore or copyright office needs for obtaining the collection and distributing it to your students.
  • We supply your collection as a digital PDF, and can also supply it in print format.
  • Once we receive an order for your collection from your institution, we deliver it digitally.
  • Each chapter is priced individually by its publisher, usually at 10-12 cents per page. As you put together a collection, our site tracks the price per copy. We supply copies to your copyright office or your campus bookstore at the price you see.
  • This site is free to use. Once you register as a user, you can view unlimited full-text previews of all material on the site and start to build your custom collections.

If your campus bookstore sells your collection to students, they will often add a 20% to 25% margin onto our net price. A typical collection of 10 chapters, each 20 pages long, will have a net price of $20, and might be marked up to $25 for sale to students.

Click here to contact us by email. For more information on contacts, see the contact page.

Participating Publishers

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press

202 – 211 East Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC, V6A 1Z6

Phone: (604) 687-4233

Breakwater Books

P.O.Box 2188

St. John’s, NL  A1C 6E6

Phone: (709) 722-6680

Emond Montgomery

1 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 600

Toronto, Ontario 

M4P 3A1 

Phone: (416) 975-3925 | Toll-free: 1-888-837-0815

Formac Publishing

5502 Atlantic Street

Halifax, NS B3H 1G4

Phone: (902) 421-7022

Irwin Law Inc.

14 Duncan Street, Suite 206,

Toronto, ON M5H 3G8

Phone: (416) 862-7690 | Toll Free: 1-888-314-9014

New Society Publishers

P.O. Box 189 

Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0

Phone: 250-247-9737 | Toll Free: 800-567-6772

Véhicule Press

P.O.B. 42094 BP Roy 

Montreal, Quebec H2W 2T3

Telephone: (514) 844-6073

Between the Lines

401 Richmond Street West, Studio 281

Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8

Phone: (416) 535-9914 | Toll-Free: 1-800-718-7201

Coach House Books

80 bpNichol Lane

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3J4

Phone: (416) 979-2217 | Toll Free: 1-800-367-6360

Fernwood Publishing

32 Oceanvista Lane

Black Point, NS B0J 1B0

Phone: 902.857.1388

Goose Lane Editions

500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 330

Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4

Phone: (506) 450-4251 | Toll Free: 1-888-926-8377

James Lorimer & Company

117 Peter St., Suite 304

Toronto, ON, M5V 0M3

Phone: (416) 362-4762

University of Ottawa Press

542 King Edward Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Phone: (613) 562-5246

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.