• Authors for Indies Day 2015

Shop Local, Shop Independent

When you shop local, you are supporting people who live and work in your community. Your money stays in the neighbourhood and helps to make the place you call home, a community.

$18.95

Censored 2016

October 6, 2015 | 352 pages
The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Censored 2016 features the top-25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and... More Info
$21.50

How to Be Perfect

September 27, 2016 | 112 pages
"Eat an orange every morning." "Make eye contact with a tree." "Wear comfortable shoes." Ron Padgett's ninety-nine-line prescription for human perfection is both tongue-in-cheek and deeply felt, solidly good advice. In this offbeat, warm, humorous edition, each line springs to life with Novak's... More Info
$19.95

The Hidden Keys

September 19, 2016 | 200 pages
Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic. Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred... More Info
$17.95

The Boy & the Bindi

September 13, 2016 | 32 pages
A children s picture book that explores cultural and gender difference, through the eyes of a 5-year-old South Asian boy."  More Info
$18.95

Inside Your Insides

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 36 pages
None of us are ever really alone — not with the trillions and trillions of microbes that call our bodies home. Recent scientific research has uncovered just how interdependent our relationships with these tiny “hitchhikers” are, and that lots of them are actually good for us! Filled with... More Info
$35.00

Bodily Citations

Columbia University Press | August 17, 2018 | 311 pages
In such works as Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter, Judith Butler broke new ground in understanding the construction and performance of identities. While Butler's writings have been crucial and often controversial in the development of feminist and queer theory, Bodily Citations is the first... More Info
$17.95

Day I Became a Bird, The

Kids Can Press Ltd | September 6, 2016 | 40 pages
What will a boy do for love? The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. He’s so in love, in fact, that Sylvia is all he can see. But Sylvia doesn’t see him. Sylvia has eyes only for birds. So in a bold gesture to get her attention, the boy goes to school... More Info

Indie Next Pick

The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy. It gives moral legitimacy to the state. It makes...

Staff Pick

Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the acclaimed cultural critic, feminist, and author...

Events

2018 28 Aug
6:30pm - 8:30pm

OCTOPUS BOOKS COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Challenging Islamophobia in "Progressive" Spaces with Chelby Marie Daigle

In this community classroom, Chelby Marie Daigle will be mining her own personal experience of being the target of Islamophobia in a "feminist" workspace and a workplace focused on countering racism, to explore how Islamophobia is manifesting in spaces that claim to be socially inclusive. 

2018 11 Sep
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Last Night of the World Book Launch with Award-winning Literary Journalist Joyce Wayne

Joyce Wayne is an award-winning literary journalist, a former editor at Quill & Quire and the author of the historical novel The Cook’s Temptation (Mosaic Press, 2013).

2018 18 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

OCTOPUS BOOKS COMMUNITY CLASSROOM 2018 FALL EDITION

Octopus Books Community Classroom was created to promote conversations and the exchange of ideas in support of emancipation and activism. This fall, we have a few community classrooms planned with a wide range of topics. The ones confirmed are listed below.

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