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About Canadian CourseReadings

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Who are we and what do we do?

Canadian CourseReadings is a non-profit consortium of Canadian academic publishing houses. We are encouraging all Canadian publishers to use this platform to provide you access to their books in chapter form. We are a registered non-profit corporation as Canadian Publishers Hosted Software Solutions.

Canadian CourseReadings is a new online resource for university and college faculty. Our mission: 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 and university presses.

How does our service work?

We’re offering a new way to browse, discover and select reading materials to use in your courses. You can choose as many readings as you want from any book in our collection.  The site is free to use.

Campus bookstores can order the course readings you compile either in digital or printed form. They can be ordered as a stand-alone volume, printed in paperback format. They can also be ordered as part of a larger collection of readings from your university or college’s coursepack supplier. The cost of purchasing our content averages about 10 cents a page.

If your campus store orders printed copies of your course readings from us, printing adds 5 cents a page to the final cost of the printed volume. Add on your bookstore’s normal mark-up, and you’ll find that the final bookstore price to students using this approach is competitive with the prices now being charged by publishers for course readings and textbooks. Often, our option is cheaper.

The price you see on each reading is set by the publisher, and payment is for use of that reading in a collection of course readings. The price includes use of the original book’s typesetting and full copyright clearance. Open-source readings published by our participating publishers are priced at zero.

Revenues received from the sale of readings on this site are paid to the publisher of the readings, and authors will receive a royalty on every copy sold. A portion of the sale covers the cost of administering this site.

Contact Information

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The Canadian CourseReadings Help Desk is available to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have.

If there are books from our participating publishers you would like to access on this platform for coursepack use, please send your request to us. We will query the publishers about adding that title.

If there are other Canadian publishers whose books you would like to be able to access to select chapters, let us know what books and publishers you are looking for. We will contact the publisher to invite them to participate, and keep you posted on the results of your request.

[email protected]

(902) 209-5179

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8am-4pm Eastern
7am-3pm Central
6am-2pm Mountain
5am-1pm Pacific

Participating Publishers

Formac Publishing

5502 Atlantic St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1G4
Phone: (902) 421-7022

James Lorimer and Company

117 Peter St., Suite 304
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 0M3
Phone: (416) 362-3939

Irwin Law

14 Duncan St, Suite 206
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3G8
Phone: (416) 862-7690

Between the Lines

402 Richmond Street West, Suite 281
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8
Phone: (416) 535-9914

Fernwood Publishing

32 Oceanvista Lane
Black Point, Nova Scotia
B0J 1B0
Phone: (902) 857-1388

New Society Publishers

P.O. Box 189
Gabriola Island, British Columbia
Canada V0R 1X0
Phone: (250) 247-9737

Emond Montgomery

60 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1A3
Phone: (416) 975-3925

University of Ottawa Press

542 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5246

Goose Lane Editions

500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 330

Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4

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

Coach House Books

80bp Nichol Lane

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3J4

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

Véhicule Press

P.O.B. 42094 BP Roy 

Montreal, Quebec H2W 2T3

Phone: (514) 844-6073

Breakwater Books

P.O.Box 2188

St. John’s, NL  A1C 6E6

Phone: (709) 722-6680

Arsenal Pulp Press

202 – 211 East Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC, V6A 1Z6

Phone: (604) 687-4233

Metonymy Press

PO Box 143 BP Saint Dominique

Montréal, QC, Canada H2S 3K6

(438) 338 4591

Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd.

280 James Street North

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8R 2L3

Phone: 905-972-9885

Book*hug Press

401 Richmond St. West

Suite 350

Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 3A8

Brick Books

487 King St. W.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2X7

Phone: 613-328-4947

Bookland Press

15 Allstate Parkway Suite 600

Markham, ON, Canada L3R 5B4

Phone: (905) 943-0950 | Toll free: 1-800-535-1774

NeWest Press

#201, 8540 – 109 Street

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1E6

Phone: (780) 432-9427

Invisible Publishing

289 Main Street, Suite 1

Picton, ON, Canada K0K 2T0

Phone: 613-471-1896

At Bay Press

PO Box 69003

RPO Tuxedo Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3P 2G9

Phone: 204-489-6658

Rebel Mountain Press

2780 Seablush Drive (2,801.93 mi)

Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada V9P 9E4

Contact: [email protected] 

Porcupine’s Quill

68 Main St., Box 160

Erin, ON, Canada N0B 1T0

Phone: (519) 833 9158

ECW Press

665 Gerrard Street East

Toronto, ON, Canada

M4M 1Y2

Phone: 416-694-3348

TideWater Press

617 Belmont Street

New Westminster, BC, Canada V3M 5Z8

Phone: (604) 512-9997

House of Anansi Press

128 Sterling Road, Lower Level

Toronto, ON, Canada M6R 2B7

Phone: 416-363-4343

Palimpsest Press

1171 Eastlawn Ave.

Windsor, ON, Canada N8S 3J1

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