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$23.95

The Great Escape

May 25, 2015 | 392 pages
Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.  More Info
$49.95

Out of Ashes

May 25, 2015 | 744 pages
A sweeping history of 20th-century Europe tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise.  More Info
$39.99

Seveneves

William Morrow | May 19, 2015 | 880 pages
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the... More Info
$38.99

Unravelling Encounters

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 245 pages
This multidisciplinary book brings together a series of critical engagements regarding the notion of ethical practice. As a whole, the book explores the question of how the current neo-liberal socio-political moment, and its relationship to the historical legacies of colonialism, white settlement,... More Info
$41.00

The Ancients and the Postmoderns

Verso Books | March 1, 2015 | 304 pages
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.  More Info
$41.00

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Chronicle Books | May 19, 2015 | 408 pages
Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful.... More Info
$18.95

Shin-chi's Canoe

Groundwood Books Ltd | May 29, 2015 | 40 pages
Forced to use only people's English names and not speak to his siblings at school, Shin-chi holds fast to the canoe given to him by his father, hopeful that things will then improve for his family and the tribe he loves.  More Info

Indie Next Pick

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

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Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist...

Events

2015 31 May
1:00pm - 3:00pm

A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz

The Sisters Reading Collective Presents A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of the hit TV series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” Author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

2015 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Overcoming Adversity: Lives Shaped by Indian Residential School System, Edmund Metatawabin and Armand Garnet Ruffo In Conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers

In conjunction with the final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering, Octopus Books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee proudly present an evening of conversation based on two books—Up Ghost River, A

2015 02 Jun
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Book Launch: The Grandmothers' Movement, Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS with May Chazan

At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness. 

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