Lorene Shyba and Raymond Yakeleya

Durvile & UpRoute Books 

Publishers of Authors with Knowledge to Share in Print, Audio, and on Screen.

Durvile & UpRoute Books is a small-but-mighty indie press that publishes print books, audiobooks, e-books, and hosts author events. The Durvile imprint publishes the True Cases series and fascinating memoirs, and the UpRoute imprint focuses on the Indigenous Spirit of Nature series, the Every River Lit series, and other brave artistic and cultural ventures. CLICK TO SEE OUR TITLES or DOWNLOAD OUR SPRING 2023 CATALOGUE.
LORENE SHYBA PhD, Publisher and RAYMOND YAKELEYA, Indigenous Content Editor


The Little Book and Olya & Olena Escape the Invaders

The Little Book: Story Reader for a Free Ukraine &
Olya & Olena Escape The Invaders!

Donation Tally, $34,100! to Chytomo: Support for Ukrainian Literature and Book Publishers; St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Church Newcomers to Canada Fund; Canada-Ukrainie Foundation; Doctors Without Borders; Plus individual gifts and payments to talented newcomers to Canada through our "Home in Our Hearts" program. Slava Ukraini (Dec 27, 2022 tally)

The Little Book By Mykola Matwijchuik, Introduction by Lorene Shyba.  Originally published in 1932, this special humanitarian 2022 edition  features an English translation of lovely Ukrainian lessons and writings, Read More >>

Olya & Olena Escape the Invaders By Olya Illichov with Maddy Shyba, Illustrations by Diana Bezuhk.
Two young Ukrainian ballet students escape Mariupol and embark on a difficult journey to safety.   Read More >>


Generative Art for Python

Generative Art for Python

By James R. Parker. Foreword by Brian Wyvill. Generative Art for Python instructs beginner to advanced programming using Python language. Included are many examples that integrate graphics and sound, plus programming concepts such as structures, variables, and tools. Release, January 2023. Read More >>

The Rainbow

The Rainbow, the Midwife, and the Birds: Four Dene Tales

By Raymond Yakeleya, Illustrations by Rich Théroux, Samantha Gibbon, and Antoine Mountian. This book contains four beautiful Dene First Nation stories: Flight Through the Rainbow, The Midwife, The Slingshot and the Songbird, and The Medicine Brothers and the Giant Birds. Release, March 2023. Read More >>


Cantata: Rumours of My Crazy, Useless Life

By Clem Martini, Foreword by Naheed Nenshi. Simultaneously heartrending and darkly comic, Cantata provides a window into the experience of people going through the hidden, high-stakes struggles of elder care and mental illness. Release, April 2023. Read More >>

Reimagining Fire

Reimagining Fire: The Future of Energy

Edited by Eveline Kolijn. Foreword by Chris Turner. The flashpoint topic of energy conservation and protection is shared around the world. In Reimagining Fire, environmentally conscious writers, poets, and artists exert their opinions about our world’s impending energy transition.. Release, May 2023. Read More >>

Indigenous Justice

Indigenous Justice: True Cases by Judges, Lawyers & Law Enforcement Officers

Edited by Lorene Shyba and Raymond Yakeleya. Book 10 in the Durvile True Cases series. In the spirit of truth and reconciliation and respectful of Indigenous cultural integrity, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officers write about their exxperiences with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit clients. Release, June 2023. Read More >>

Wisdom River

Wisdom River: Meditations on Life Midstream

Edited by Chad Okrusch. Foreword by Greg Shyba. Wisdom River moves flyfishing away from extreme adventure writing and Instagram “trout porn” back toward its more mindful origins. It revisits the kind of literature many of the authors were reading as they fell in love with fly fishing for trout. Release Date July 2023. Read More >>



Inspiring authors to bring new knowledge to the world.

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Represented by Read + Co., Rorie Bruce, and Hornblower Group in Canada,
Represented and Distributed by National Book Network in the US and UK.
Distributed by University of Toronto Press in Canada.

Authors and publisher have proudly committed a percentage of royalties and profits to these groups: Stargate Women’s Group; Esquao Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women: CFWEP Clark Fork Watershed Environment Project; Chytomo: Support for Ukrainian Literature and Book Publishers; “Home In Our Hearts” for Ukrainian Evacuees; The Canada Ukraine Foundation; Doctors Without Borders; The Elizabeth Yakeleya Fund; Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse; The Canadian Women’s Foundation; The Salvation Army; (MMIWG) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; Days for Girls International; Red Door Family Shelter, Toronto; Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin Family Shelter, Winnipeg; The Schizophrenia Society of Canada; and the Elizabeth Fry Society.