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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.

$7.99

Snuggle Bunny (a Storyplay Book)

Cartwheel Books | December 27, 2016 | 40 pages
Introducing StoryPlay Books--the smart way to read and play together! StoryPlay Books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and playtime with prompts and activities that everyone will love! Each quality story will delight readers while building early literacy skills for ages... More Info
$18.95

If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You

October 1, 2016 | 96 pages
If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of... More Info
$7.99

I Love You Because You're You (a Storyplay Book)

Cartwheel Books | December 27, 2016 | 32 pages
Introducing StoryPlay Books--the smart way to read and play together! StoryPlay Books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and playtime with prompts and activities that everyone will love! Each quality story will delight readers while building early literacy skills for ages... More Info
$28.95

Reproductive Rights and Wrongs

November 15, 2016 | 488 pages
With a new prologue by the author, this feminist classic is an important gateway into the controversial topic of population for students, activists, researchers and policymakers. It challenges the myth of overpopulation, uncovering the deeper roots of poverty, environmental degradation and gender... More Info
$23.00

Bouncing Forward

Atria/Enliven Books | December 27, 2016 | 400 pages
Thrive in the face of challenges and radically change your perspective on adversity and loss with the cutting-edge science of posttraumatic growth and these powerful methods to grow from victim to survivor in this “great message of hope” (The Huffington Post). Learn how to become stronger,... More Info
$29.99

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

HarperCollins | November 3, 2016 | 128 pages
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's 'Corrigan' poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien. Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou... More Info
$26.00

Migrant Workers and the City

September 1, 2016 | 300 pages
Fascinating a must-read for academics, students and a general public interested in the situation of rural migrants in China. - Raul Delgado Wise Today China has the second largest economy in the world. The largest human migration in history has fueled this rapid growth as people move from the... More Info

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Events

2017 27 Mar
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Jamie Swift on the Vimy Trap

The story of the bloody 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge is, according to many of today’s tellings, a heroic founding moment for Canada. This noble, birth-of-a-nation narrative is regularly applied to the Great War in general. Yet this mythical tale is rather new.

2017 28 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

(Octopus Books Community Classroom) On Economic Security: The Big Picture

This community classroom is developed in response to a phenomenon of increasing precarious work across industries therefore increasing economic insecurity.

2017 29 Mar
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Book Launch: Welcome to Greater Edendale, Histories of Environment, Health, and Gender in an African City

In the coming decades, the bulk of Africa's anticipated urban population growth will take place in smaller cities.

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