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A trifecta of amazing!! Octopus is offering to wrap your gifts, you pay what you can and we donate the money to the Hassan Diab Support Committee. Support the store (and goodness knows we need it this year)!! Support Hassan and his family and get your books wrapped - you've done good, you're finished shopping and your presents are wrapped. AWESOME!!!!


The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love

HarperCollins | December 23, 2014 | 304 pages
The wackiest road trip in history continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series, following twins Coke and Pepsi as they dodge villains and visit weird-but-true landmarks from Texas all the way to Roswell, New Mexico! After their explosive escape at Graceland, twins... More Info

Marx's Ecology

December 21, 2014 | 310 pages
By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.  More Info

World-systems Analysis

Duke University Press | December 21, 2014 | 109 pages
In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a... More Info

The High Hills

September 1, 1989 | 32 pages
Step into the exquisite, miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book. It is the very end of autumn and Flax and Lily are busy making blankets for the voles in the High Hills. Mr Apple has to deliver the blankets to them before the cold... More Info

Orient Express

Interlink Books | August 31, 2014 | 187 pages
New in Paperback - For busy cooks who want a touch of the light, beautiful cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean.  More Info

High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy

Duke University Press | March 15, 2000 | 334 pages
DIVThe lives of women workers in Barbados, who perform high tech jobs out-sourced by U.S. corporations./div  More Info

Reverse Shots

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 8, 2014 | 256 pages
From the dawn of cinema, images of Indigenous peoples have been dominated by Hollywood stereotypes and often negative depictions from elsewhere around the world. With the advent of digital technologies, however, many Indigenous peoples are working to redress the imbalance in numbers and counter the... More Info

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2015 12 Jan
12:00pm - 2:00pm

The War on Drug, A Failed Experiment with Paula Mallea

In 1971, President Richard Nixon coined the term “War on Drugs.” His campaign to eradicate illegal drug use was picked up by the media and championed by succeeding presidents, including Reagan.

2015 20 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements with Chris Dixon

Recent decades have seen the exciting convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the U.S. and Canada.

2015 22 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist with Brewster Kneen

Brewster Kneen is well known as a leading analyst of the industrial food system in Canada and around the world.

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