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What's Next at Octopus Book Club!

On May  6th, we'll discuss Legacy by Waubgeshig Ric at our book club!  

More Info: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/octopus-book-club-legacy-by-waubgeshig-rice


The Disappeared

February 23, 2010 | 264 pages
A searing, fiercely beautiful love story for the ages, The Disappeared--already a best seller in Canada--traces one woman's three-decades-long journey from the peaceful streets of Montreal to the humid, war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a brief love affair turns into a grand passion of loss,... More Info

Octopus's Garden

Aladdin | February 4, 2014 | 32 pages
Come sing and dance around in an octupus’s garden in the shade! The classic Beatles song comes to life with colorful illustrations from bestselling illustrator Ben Cort and a CD with a new music recording and audio reading from stellar musician Ringo Starr. I’d like to be under the sea In an... More Info

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

Simon & Schuster | April 28, 2015 | 336 pages
A life-enhancing tour through classic and contemporary poems that have made men cry: “The Holdens remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse….It’s plain fun” (The Wall Street Journal). Grown men aren’t supposed to cry…Yet... More Info

Damage Done

January 31, 2015 | 304 pages
An unflinching portrayal how one idealistic young RCMP officer battled her way through job-induced trauma, anger and disillusionment by turning to horses - and how her path to healing helped her reach out to other first responders The first responders and other front line service providers who... More Info

Ten Pigs

Orchard Books | April 28, 2015 | 40 pages
One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs--and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.  More Info


May 1, 2015 | 160 pages
Already a success in French (published by Delcourt), the English version was serialised in small mini comic chapters through Oily Comics in the US. Moose is the highly anticipated collected volume. Joe is a shy high school student who is relentlessly bullied and must find comfort in the natural... More Info

The Five of Us

Tate Gallery Publication | March 31, 2015 | 32 pages
When disaster strikes during a day out in the country, five friends with unique abilities must combine their individual powers in order to save the day.  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 29 Apr

The Walrus Talks "Being Human: What it means to be human in life, culture, art, and science"

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

2015 02 May
11:00am - 5:00pm

Authors for Indies Day!

Come hang out with your local authors at our Glebe store on Saturday, May 2nd!

2015 02 May

A Conversation with Jim Merkel, author of “Radical Simplicity”

The ‘Degrowth Paradigm’ is gaining steam here and abroad as individuals grapple with a planet heading toward certain peril. In this presentation, Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, will discuss why the ‘Growth is Good’ and ‘Growth is Necessary’ assumptions are now being challenged.

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