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"Working with Octopus Bookstore to source and provide often marginal texts for my African Studies courses at Carleton University has been gratifying. Teaching in a field where the texts are not always readily available can be challenging, sometimes forcing one to find alternative texts. With Octopus Bookstore, I have a small, community bookstore that has become a creative ally in offering my students the kind of texts that suit the interdisciplinary topics in African Studies that I teach.


By Gaslight

August 23, 2016 | 600 pages
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Angel CatBird

Dark Horse Comics | September 6, 2016 | 112 pages
"On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl"--  More Info

A Great Reckoning

Macmillan | August 30, 2016 | 400 pages
Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in the brilliant new novel in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  More Info

Please, Mr. Panda (a Board Book)

Cartwheel Books | December 27, 2016 | 26 pages
What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts? Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?... More Info

Bollywood Burglary (Geronimo Stilton #65)

Scholastic Paperbacks | December 27, 2016 | 128 pages
Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing adventure stories. Here in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, my books are all bestsellers! My stories are funny, fa-mouse-ly funny. They are whisker-licking-good tales, and that's a promise! "Bollywood... More Info

Speaking in Cod Tongues

January 15, 2017 | 288 pages
Think there's "no such thing" as Canadian cuisine? Think again! In Speaking in Cod Tongues, food scholar Lenore Newman takes readers on a journey through Canada's rich and evolving culinary landscape.  More Info

Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism

Polity | January 4, 2017 | 248 pages
Indigenous peoples have gained increasing international visibility in their fight against longstanding colonial occupation and domination by nation states. Although living in different locations around the world and practising highly varied ways of life, indigenous peoples nonetheless are affected... More Info

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Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her...

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2017 25 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Land Not Forgotten Book Launch with François Haman, Shinjini Pilon, Michael Robidoux and Desiree Streit

Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions.

2017 29 Apr
3:30am - 5:00am

Reading in Celebration of Authors for Indies Day!

It's Authors for Indies Day! Come on in to celebrate independent bookstores across the country with Ottawa-based authors on April 29.

2017 04 May
6:00pm - 7:30pm

André Picard On His New Book MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH: Public Health Issues in Canada

Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Matters of Life and Death collects Picard's most compelling columns, covering a broad range of topics including Canad

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