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Featuring Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa!

On April 1st, we'll discuss Mornings in Jenin at our book club!  

Mornings in Jenin is now 20% off until April 1st.  

Books available both Octopus locations (116 Third Ave. & 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).

More Info: http://octopusbooks.ca/octopus-book-club-spring-schedule.


Tackling Hate

Mosaic Press (NY) | March 3, 2015 | 200 pages
Tackling Hate is a volume of essays, testimony and documents drawn from the work of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-semitism (CPCCA). Many of the leading experts and scholars in the field from around the world appeared before the Committee and have contributed to this volume,... More Info

Plebeian Power

January 20, 2015 | 352 pages
With a theoretical trajectory beginning in efforts to combine Marxism and Indianism, then developed in reaction to the neoliberal turn of the 1980s and in contact with the mass social movements of recent years, Garcia Linera's Plebeian Power can be read as both an evolving analysis of Bolivian... More Info

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Tony Seba | June 27, 2014 | 290 pages
The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The same Silicon Valley... More Info


Little, Brown | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
You don't remember her--but she remembers you. Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina is sophisticated and assured, a successful artist who... More Info

The Daily Vegan

March 1, 2015 | 144 pages
Store your notes, journal entries, and daily recipes, substitutions, and to-do lists within the pages of this beautiful and inspirational journal. Inspiring, thoughtful and compassionate - this guided journal is the perfect tool for you to keep your thoughts, reflections, inspirations, recipes,... More Info

Alice and the Fly

Hodder & Stoughton | January 15, 2015 | 336 pages
This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love. Finding love - in any of its forms - and nurturing it. Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition's caused... More Info


Sceptre | March 26, 2015 | 249 pages
With GLOW, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan. A botched defection in an airport hotel in New Jersey. A test of loyalty at an abandoned resort in the Burmese jungle. A boy and a girl locking... More Info

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

Octopus Book Club - Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

We will discuss Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa at our 2nd book club meeting on April 1st!

This book is now 20% off at both Octopus locations (116 Third Ave. & 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor) until April 1st!

2015 07 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear, Resistance in Dangerous Times with Fiona Jeffries

As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid

2015 13 Apr
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Ottawa Launch of the Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift by Carrie Saxifrage

According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.

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