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Greystone Books is a leading independent publisher of books about nature, science, health, and social issues, with a commitment to environmental stewardship. 

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?” 

 

 

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 | Editorial Consultant, Germany; Acquisition/Foreign Rights

Megan Jones | Marketing Director

Megan Radford | Sales Manager

Makenzie Pratt | Publicity Manager

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 | 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. 

 

          
 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.