Literary Press Group of Canada


Founded in 1975, the LPG is a not-for-profit association that represents Canadian-owned and -operated literary book publishers from coast to coast. Our members produce books by some of Canada’s most innovative and creative writers, giving readers access to diverse voices that have not been well represented in mainstream publishing. In addition to their cultural contributions, LPG members are small businesses that support local economies through the full range of their business activities, from editorial, design, and production to marketing, sales, and distribution.


The LPG advocates for members and for Canadian literary culture; manages a collective sales force; offers distribution services; operates the online book retailer All Lit Up; provides professional development and knowledge-sharing opportunities; and represents member publishers at national and international events.


The LPG supports Canada’s independent literary publishers and promotes Canadian literary culture. We provide critical business, professional development, advocacy, and networking services to member publishers, who produce diverse literary works of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction. We connect readers with essential books.