Our Mission

To consistently provide trendsetting Canadian literature and beautifully restored classics at the lowest possible price, in order to ensure the best value for fellow readers without sacrificing the quality they expect and the amiability they deserve, and to preserve the legacy of timeless works for future generations.

Our Name & Logo

Our name, Prohyptikon, is derived from the Greek root hupos (meaning "secret"), the full name best being translated as "Of the supreme mysteries."

The Prohyptikon Logo, a stylised six-pointed star over a red crescent moon, is a sigil designed after the Sumerian word pap-hal, with the second cuneiform sign enlarged and superimposed over the first; pap-hal has a similar meaning to the Greek root hupos in our name.

Our Environmental Commitment

We have partnered with Canada's leading eco-friendly printer, Webcom Inc., in our continuing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our publications. With smart paper choices, such as their Legacy 100% post-consumer series, we can preserve our natural resources and forests, the quality our customers have come to expect, and the love of reading for generations to come. All of our future titles will be printed on eco-friendly paper, and by 2012, our entire back catalogue will be upgraded to reflect our commitment to the environment.


Web design by Prohyptikon Art & Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prohyptikon Publishing Inc. Background art including the royalty-free stock image "Pillared Hallway" by Eline Spek on [ dreamstime.com ]

"Shadowbox" Media Viewer by M. J. I. Jackson. Licensed for commercial use. [ mjijackson.com/shadowbox ]

Offset Printing and Environmental Preservation services in Canada provided by [ Webcom Inc. ]

Distribution and direct-sales fulfillment in Canada provided by [ TTS Distributing Inc. ]

Print-on-Demand and POD Distribution services in Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Australia provided by [ Lightning Source ], an INGRAM Content company.

Browser Compatibility

While every effort has been and will continue to be made for complete cross-compatibility between browsers across all platforms, we recommend the use of Safari 4 on Mac and PC, and Opera 9 or Firefox 3 on UNIX/Linux. Check this section often for compatibility updates. Last updated April 7, 2009.

Tested and fully compliant with Safari 3 & 4 on Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X; Opera 9.6 on Mac OS X.

Tested and compatible with Firefox 3.6 on Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X.

    Known Bugs:
  • Undesired extra line break before first paragraph on Title description pages.

Tested and incompatible with IE6, 7, & 8 on Windows XP/Vista; Internet Explorer 5: Mac on Mac OS X.

    Known Bugs:
  • Logo on title page hidden by background; z-index of objects improperly handled. No ability to access site from splash page.
  • Floating header and footer banners not supported. Positioning of elements erratic.
  • Excess space between header banner and content section on all pages.
  • IE 8 — limited Shadowbox Media Viewer support.
  • IE 6 & 7 — Shadowbox Media Viewer has erratic behavior and incomplete functionality.
  • IE 6 — no support for .PNG transparency.
  • IE 5: Mac — limited .PNG functionality, most images do not display; no Shadowbox Media Viewer support.

To report bugs or other issues with the display and functionality of this web site, please send an email to:

[ webmaster@prohyptikon.com ]

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