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Greystone Books

Greystone Books is a trade book publisher that focuses on high-quality non-fiction books that appeal to regional, national, and international readers.

The company is a leading publisher of books about nature and the environment, travel and adventure, sports, social issues, science, and health, as well as books that are exceptional literary expressions of personal passions. Almost half of the books originated by Greystone sell overseas, and licensed editions are sold in more than fifteen countries. Digital editions of Greystone books are also available from all major e-book retailers.

Greystone publishes a wide range of thought-provoking and gifted Canadian and international authors, including David Suzuki, Candace Savage, Charlotte Gill, Andrew Nikiforuk, Mike Berners-Lee, Julie Angus, Brian Brett, Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds, Allan Casey, Wade Davis, Anita Albus, Giulia Enders, Harry Thurston, Lorna Crozier, and Peter Wohlleben, among many others.

Reflecting a commitment to protecting the environment, Greystone endeavors to use ancient-forest-friendly, chlorine-free, 100 percent post-consumer paper in the production of its books.

Greystone Books gratefully acknowledges the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples on whose land our office is located.

Greystone Kids

Greystone Kids publishes high-quality, visually compelling, beautifully written, and sustainably produced picture books for young readers and non-fiction books for middle-grade readers, centering on science, nature, the environment, sports, and social justice. Our books inspire, engage, and connect with readers of all backgrounds around the world.

Aldana Libros is an imprint of Greystone Books Ltd. that was developed by renowned children’s publisher Patricia Aldana to bring outstanding books to the English-speaking market, by international authors and illustrators who want to communicate their own cultural realities.                   

          
 Creative BC
 
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council, Creative BC, and the Book Publishing Tax Credit. 

 

Our Staff

Rob Sanders | Founding Publisher & CEO

Jen Gauthier | Publisher

Jennifer Croll | Editorial Director

Jessica Sullivan | Creative Director

Paula Ayer | Senior Editor

Nancy Flight | Editor Emerita

Lucy Kenward | Editorial Associate

Jane Billinghurst | Editorial Associate, U.S.

James Penco | Assistant Editor

Andrea Damiani | Production Manager and Rights Director

Lara LeMoal | Publishing Director, Greystone Kids

Patricia Aldana | Publisher, Aldana Libros

Sara Gillingham | Consulting Creative Director, Greystone Kids

Kallie George | Editorial Director, Greystone Kids Picture Books

Linda Pruessen | Editor, Middle Reader, Greystone Kids

Doretta Lau | Acquisitions Associate 

Toni Banyard | Editorial and Production Associate, Greystone Kids

Susanne Rolf | Publishing Associate, Germany

Megan Jones | Marketing Director

Megan Radford | Sales Manager

Makenzie Pratt | Marketing Coordinator

Alex Cooper | Operations Manager and Assistant to the CEO

Kathy Nguyen | Production and Rights Associate 

Olivia Johnson | Marketing and Administrative Associate & Assistant to the Publisher 

Belle Wuthrich | Designer

Fiona Siu | Junior Designer

Alan Chau | Accountant

Corina Eberle | National Publicist

Fiona Brownlee | UK Marketing and Publicity Director 

 

Greystone Books Anti-Racism Policy
Greystone Books seeks to promote anti-racism and prioritize diversity and inclusion throughout our programs, as outlined in our anti-racism policy. Greystone is committed to publishing books from a wide range of voices and perspectives, including Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, writers from the LGBTQ+ community, and economically marginalized writers. Greystone encourages all its internal and external human resources to be aware of, and practice, behaviour that supports anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion, including through staff-wide anti-racism training and educational resources. 

Partnerships

Greystone Books works with The Heritage Group (which includes Heritage Group Distribution and the publishing imprints Heritage House Publishers, TouchWood Editions, and Rocky Mountain Books) on a number of back-end publishing services and for parts of its regional and Canadian national sales programs.

David Suzuki Institute

The David Suzuki Institute (DSI) is a non-profit organization that raises public awareness and advances political action in Canada on the climate and biodiversity crises and their solutions.

Greystone Books publishes a collection of books in partnership with the DSI that educate and enlighten people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of nature and the importance of caring for this small blue planet that provides us with all we need to prosper and survive. The collection includes many award-winning and bestselling books such as the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees; the National Science Teachers Association Honor Book Plasticus Maritimus; the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize-winning book Geography of Blood and the Governor General’s Award-winning illustrated book Lakeland. For over twenty-five years, Greystone worked with the DSI’s companion organization, the David Suzuki Foundation. In 2015, the publishing relationship shifted to the DSI, which is not a registered charity. The new association allows for more latitude to engage in political advocacy.

List of Greystone Books titles published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute (and previously the David Suzuki Foundation).