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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. Joining us will be Joanne Proulx, Jared Young and Christine McNair. Each author will read from their most recent work and talk about their two favourite books for 10-15 minutes. Then we will open things up for conversation and mingling, Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing! Reading starts at 3:30 PM!

$34.95

Books for Living

Knopf | December 27, 2016 | 268 pages
From the author of the best-selling and beloved "The End of Your Life Book Club"--a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives. "I've always believed that everything you... More Info
$22.00

Hardwiring Happines

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$35.00

Left-Wing Melancholia

December 20, 2016 | 320 pages
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have... More Info
$23.00

Modern Romance

Penguin Books | June 14, 2016 | 288 pages
Now a New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of... More Info
$34.95

The Vancouver Carts

October 25, 2016 | 176 pages
Artist Kelly Wood began photographing the city of Vancouver s cart culture in 20042005, documenting the urban phenomena of repurposed shopping carts used by Vancouver s homeless population and enterprising binners (street workers involved in underground economies such as collecting recyclables).... More Info
$18.95

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

QEB Publishing | August 3, 2015 | 24 pages
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time, a great white shark has nearly 240... More Info
$52.50

Violence As a Gener

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Indie Next Pick

Does for microbiology what Dr Joe Schwarcz's Brain Fuel (Anchor, 2010) did for chemistry: informs and...

Staff Pick

Available for the first time in English, Ernesto Che introduces readers to this important figure s...

Events

2017 30 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women’s Health, Women’s Rights Tour: Ottawa

Octopus Books, Inter Pares and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights present: Women’s Health, Women’s Rights. Join us for a discussion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

2017 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars with author William S. Geimer

Canada did not come of age at Vimy, and in all of Canada's wars both soldiers and civilians have died in vain. So why do people continue to support war in general, despite its poor record of benefits? And why, in particular, does Canada involve herself in other people's wars?

2017 04 Jun
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Book Signing with Lori Dennis, author of Lyme Madness

Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation.

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