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“Bookselling was and is for me a cultural and political expression, an expression of progressive change, of challenge to oppressive authority, of a search for a community of values which can act as an underpinning of a better world. The true profit in bookselling is the social profit; the bottom line, the measure of the impact of the bookshop on the community.” - David Schwartz

$35.00

Left-Wing Melancholia

December 20, 2016 | 320 pages
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have... More Info
$23.00

Modern Romance

Penguin Books | June 14, 2016 | 288 pages
Now a New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of... More Info
$34.95

The Vancouver Carts

October 25, 2016 | 176 pages
Artist Kelly Wood began photographing the city of Vancouver s cart culture in 20042005, documenting the urban phenomena of repurposed shopping carts used by Vancouver s homeless population and enterprising binners (street workers involved in underground economies such as collecting recyclables).... More Info
$18.95

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

QEB Publishing | August 3, 2015 | 24 pages
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time, a great white shark has nearly 240... More Info
$52.50

Violence As a Gener

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$20.00

Stepping Stones

October 18, 2016 | 28 pages
A refugee family's flight to freedom, uniquely illustrated.  More Info
$19.95

Waiting for the Whales

September 27, 2016 | 32 pages
In this timeless picture book, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and awaits the whales' return each year to the bay.  More Info

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With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on...

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Events

2017 26 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Songs Upon the Rivers Book Launch with Co-Author Sébastien Malette

Join us for an evening with author Sébastien Malette to discuss his latest book Songs Upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific.

2017 31 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Jim Bronskill and David McKie on Your Right To Privacy: Minimize Your Digital Footprint

Hacking, snooping, data mining: all commonplace in the digital era. At work, on the road, even at home, your personal information can be seen and shared, your privacy violated.

2017 07 Feb
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Book Club: Worldly Goods by Alice Pattersen

Please RSVP by e-mailing events@octopusbooks.ca

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