• Lawrence HIll in Ottawa on November 24!
  • Vote on Oct. 19
  • Margaret Atwood's new novel: The Heart Goes Last
  • New Christmas Tradition
  • Octopusbooks T-shirt

October Community Events

Join us at the screening of This Changes Everything with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis THIS SUNDAY (OCT. 4) at MayFair Theatre! We'll be there to sell Naomi Klen's books and faciliate book signing by Naomi. Details: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/this-changes-everything-film-tour-with-naomi-klein-avi-lewis.


Orange Is the New Black

September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
This collection of 18 chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black. The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful situation of millions of incarcerated Americans. How do the show’s... More Info

Batman Classic: The Joker's Ice Scream

HarperCollins | September 22, 2015 | 32 pages
A hot, sticky day in Gotham is about to get even stickier! When Joker and Harley Quinn get the Gotham City Police eating out of the palms of their hands, only Batman and Batgirl can serve up sweet justice! Full of super hero action, Batman Classic: The Joker's Ice Scream is a Level Two I Can Read... More Info

Making Sense of Anarchism

A K PressDistribution | September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
Dead end or open road? Assessing the history of anarchism.  More Info


Grove Press | September 15, 2015 | 304 pages
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of Freeman's, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry... More Info

Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!

HarperCollins | September 22, 2015 | 40 pages
The unforgettable dog Enzo, first introduced in the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, helps his family, Denny and Zoë, find the perfect Christmas tree in this heartwarming holiday tale. Author Garth Stein tells this touching story about the true spirit of Christmas in... More Info


September 22, 2015 | 208 pages
Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics "TRANS" is the story of growing up, of finding an identity, and about the politics of gender. In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person... More Info

Death Rays and the Popular Media, 1876-1939

November 15, 2015 |
Death ray! Just an absurd idea peddled by con artists and amateur inventors and promoted by a sensationalist press? Not quite. Government leaders, military authorities and even mainstream scientists periodically endorsed the possibility of such a fantastic weapon in the years leading up to the... More Info

Indie Next Pick

The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy. It gives moral legitimacy to the state. It makes...

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2015 13 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

After the Sands Book Launch with GORDON LAXER and Bruce Campbell

After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society.

2015 14 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Leo Brent Robillard & Lorrie Jorgensen Co-Launch of their Book: The Road to Atlantis and First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir

Octopus Books, Turnstone Press and Inanna Publications present a co-launch of Leo Brent Robillard and Lorrie Jorgensen's latest book: The Road to Atlantis (novel) and First Gear: A

2015 15 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Religious Freedom at Risk

This book examines matters of religious freedom in Europe, considers the work of the European Court of Human Rights in this area, explores issues of multiculturalism and secularism in France, of women in Islam, and of Muslims in the West.

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