• Authors for Indies Day

Our Next Community Classroom is on Sept. 24!

On State of Palestine with Dr. Philip JM Leech, Senior Fellow for the Centre on Government at the University of Ottawa, author of The State of Palestine: A Critical Analysis  and the co-editor of Political Identities and Popular Uprisings in the Middle East 

More info: octopusbooks.ca/events


My Life on the Road

Random House Incorporated | October 27, 2015 | 304 pages
"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and... More Info

Mass Disruption

Random House Canada | October 13, 2015 | 320 pages
Drawing on his thirty years in newspapers, the former editor-in-chief of" The Globe and Mail "examines the crisis of serious journalism in the digital era, and searches for ways the invaluable tradition can thrive in a radically changed future. John Stackhouse entered the newspaper business in a... More Info

Grandma's House

Tate Gallery Publication | April 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Often, after school, a little girl goes to her grandmother's house, where everything is always the same but, then again, different. One day, she puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen, and tries to reach the cookie jar on the highest shelf in the... More Info

My Life, My Body

PM Press | September 1, 2015 | 128 pages
In a candid and intimate new collection of essays, poems, memoirs, reviews, rants, and railerries, Marge Piercy discusses her own development as a working-class feminist, the highs and lows of TV culture, the ego dances of a writer's life, the homeless and the housewife, Allen Ginsberg and Marilyn... More Info

Voices of the Paris Commune

May 21, 2014 | 128 pages
The Paris Commune of 1871, the first instance of a working-class seizure of power, has been subject to countless interpretations; reviled by its enemies as a murderous bacchanalia of the unwashed while praised by supporters as an exemplar of proletarian anarchism in action. Only those who were... More Info

Still So Excited!

Triumph Books (IL) | February 1, 2016 | 256 pages
Ruth Pointer's story for the first time--and in her own words Still So Excited!: My Life in the Pointer Sisters offers an engaging, funny, heartbreaking, and poignant look at Ruth Pointer's roller-coaster life in and out of the Pointer Sisters. When overnight success came to the Pointer Sisters in... More Info

Fires Above Hyperion

Nbm Publishing Company | September 1, 2015 | 96 pages
Described as 'like Sex in the City as written by a gay Charlie Brown', Fires Over Hyperion documents the sad hilarity of Patrick Atangan's love life. From awkward first encounters, to finding out that the great guy you've been dating already has a boyfriend, to the sad inevitability of a break-up.... More Info

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


2016 15 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Award Winning Author and Canada’s seventh Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, Hosted by Journalist Waubgeshig Rice

Award-Winning author George Elliott Clarke will be joined by a fellow published poet, playwright and essayist charles c.

2016 20 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch with Maude Barlow on Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis

7 PM
Tuesday, September 20 2016
Centretown United Church
507 Bank St.

Copies of Boiling Point will be available for purchase!

2016 24 Sep
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Community Classroom: The State of Palestine with Dr. Philip JM Leech

In this Community Classroom, our guest Dr. Philip JM Leech will deliver a lecture based on his new book The State of Palestine: A Critical Analysis

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