Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. We are proud that for 30 years we have been publishing great books that matter. Our books are sold around the world, have been translated into over 50 languages, won many awards, and have been adapted for film and stage. Our list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and young adult fiction and nonfiction.

We continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues. We have been very fortunate to work with organizations like Plan Canada International, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Feminist History Society, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, The March of the Living, Literature for Life, Canadian Breast Cancer Society, The Canadian Ovarian Cancer Society, The Canadian Cultural Centre of the Deaf, Leave Out ViolencE, and Planned Parenthood.


This land on which we work and live…

The women of Second Story Press would like to recognize the ancestral lands on which we work and live. The building that houses our office, at 20 Maud Street, is situated in traditional territories, including those of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Anishnaabeg, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit — and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We at Second Story have been privileged to work with Indigenous authors, illustrators, editors, and other collaborators in this publishing house, and we hope that the books that we produce here can in some ways contribute to the reconciliation process in our country.

Our Supporters

Second Story Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO), and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Livres Canada Books. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. We would like to acknowledge the support of the OMDC Book Fund, an initiative of Ontario Media Development Corporation, in creating this website.

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