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Featuring Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa!

On April 1st, we'll discuss Mornings in Jenin at our book club!  

Mornings in Jenin is now 20% off until April 1st.  

Books available both Octopus locations (116 Third Ave. & 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).

More Info: http://octopusbooks.ca/octopus-book-club-spring-schedule.


Ukraine Crisis

Yale University Press | March 27, 2015 | 248 pages
The aftereffects of the February 2014 Uprising in Ukraine are still reverberating around the world. The consequences of the popular rebellion and Russian President Putin's attempt to strangle it remain uncertain. In this book, Andrew Wilson combines a spellbinding, on-the-scene account of the Kiev... More Info

Revolutions Without Borders

March 31, 2015 | 392 pages
A sweeping exploration of revolutionary ideas that traveled the Atlantic in the late eighteenth century  More Info

The Outsourcer

Mit Press | March 13, 2015 | 296 pages
Originally published as: The long revolution.  More Info

The Container Principle

Mit Press | February 27, 2015 | 416 pages
We live in a world organized around the container. Standardized twenty- and forty-foot shipping containers carry material goods across oceans and over land; provide shelter, office space, and storage capacity; inspire films, novels, metaphors, and paradigms. Today, TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit,... More Info

13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

February 10, 2015 | 224 pages
Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of... More Info

Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love

Artisan Publishers | March 1, 2015 | 312 pages
Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with love. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? In this follow-up to their smash-hit first book, the Days share ways to lovingly... More Info


HMH Books For Young Readers | March 3, 2015 | 32 pages
The Caldecott Honor-winning team cracks the code of the incredible egg. Explore how a simple, often colorful, sometimes surprisingly shaped package, reveals nature's life cycle, unusual animal defensive strategies, parenting behavior, evolution, and more, in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction... More Info

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How do countries come to view themselves as being 'multicultural'? Us, Them, and Otherspresents a...

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The Winter We Danced is a vivid collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the many...


2015 01 Apr
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club - Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

We will discuss Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa at our 2nd book club meeting on April 1st!

This book is now 20% off at both Octopus locations (116 Third Ave. & 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor) until April 1st!

2015 07 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear, Resistance in Dangerous Times with Fiona Jeffries

As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid

2015 13 Apr
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Ottawa Launch of the Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift by Carrie Saxifrage

According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.

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