Founded in Vancouver in 1993 and named after the grey stone commonly used in heritage architecture in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, our name reflects both the prairie roots of founding publisher Rob Sanders and a material grounded in the natural world.
We publish books that provide insight into living with a deep connection to nature: books that show readers how we can respect, protect, and care for the species we share this planet with—and how to create a future with them in mind.
As part of our commitment to protecting the environment, we publish a collection of our books in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute (DSI), a non-profit organization that raises public awareness and advances political action in Canada on the climate and biodiversity crisis and their solutions. Proceeds from the books published in partnership with the DSI help fund their organizing and advocacy initiatives.
We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint in our production and supply chain. We print on paper that meets international standards set by globally recognized organizations that certify paper products sourced with socially responsible and environmentally friendly methods.
Greystone Books gratefully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples on whose land our Vancouver head office is located.
Greystone Kids launched in 2019 as an imprint of Greystone Books. We publish picture books and middle-grade non-fiction about science, nature and the environment, community and care. Our stunning and sustainably produced books aim to help kids understand both the wonders of nature and the complex world around them.
In only a few years, Greystone Kids has published numerous award-winning and acclaimed books that inspire, engage, and connect with readers of all backgrounds around the world.
Aldana Libros is an imprint of Greystone Kids that was developed by renowned children’s publisher Patricia Aldana. It selects the very best books for children from around the world—stories shaped by the many different realities that make up our human experience. As Patricia Aldana says: “What better place to meet children who are intriguingly like us, yet also quite different, than in wonderful, beautiful, well-written children’s books from the rest of the world?”