• The Blue between Sky and Water
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Octopusbooks T-shirt
  • M Train by Patti Smith
  • New Christmas Tradition
  • Buy Nothing Day 2015

November 27 is Buy Nothing Day - We're Closed!!

As the year-end approaches keep in mind that an object will never make you happy. It might for a few minutes, maybe even days, but in the end your experiences are all you’ve got. So this year why not get your family together and do something wildly different. Ignore Black Friday. Try buying almost nothing for Christmas and you might experience the most joyous holiday season you’ve ever had. Buy nothing and experience everything.


Me Talk Pretty One Day

Back Bay Books | June 5, 2001 | 288 pages
A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.  More Info

Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly

November 17, 2015 | 230 pages
Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory of performativity to show why precarity destruction of the conditions of livability is a galvanizing... More Info


Mit Press | October 2, 2015 | 208 pages
The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible... More Info

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

November 10, 2015 | 344 pages
The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction including Men Explain Things To Me, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness; hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "globally wide-ranging and... More Info

The Snow Rabbit

Enchanted Lion Books | October 13, 2015 | 40 pages
"The Snow Rabbit" is about two sisters, a wintery walk into the forest, and the appearance of an enchanted rabbit.  More Info

Marguerite's Christmas

Enchanted Lion Books | October 13, 2015 | 72 pages
Winner of the 2014 Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction, "Marguerite's Christmas" is a visually stunning exploration of solitude and surprise.  More Info

Sitting Bull

Abrams Books for Young Readers | November 3, 2015 | 64 pages
Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull's childhood--killing his first buffalo at age 10--to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People... More Info

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

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2015 01 Dec
11:45am - 1:00pm

#GGBooks readings | Lectures publiques #LivresGG

Meet the authors, illustrators, and translators behind this year's winning #GGBooks!

Join us for FREE special readings of the Governor General's Literary Award winners. 


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

Octopus Book Club: Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101.

2015 03 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Resilience and Triumph, Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories

Join The Book Project Collective at Octopus Books on December 3rd for the launch of Resilience and Triumph, an inspiring compilation of stories by immigrant women.

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