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What's Next at Octopus Book Club!

On May  6th, we'll discuss Legacy by Waubgeshig Ric at our book club!  

More Info: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/octopus-book-club-legacy-by-waubgeshig-rice

$32.50

Social Justice and the City

University of Georgia Press | April 18, 2015 | 354 pages
Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and... More Info
$24.95

Digital Shift

March 15, 2015 | 176 pages
Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical marks in our lives⎯using them as reading lenses to consider a broad range of textual objects and... More Info
$245.00

Moleskine Mycloud Backpack, Payne's Grey

April 2, 2014 |
The trusty bag that accompanies you on every day and extraordinary journeys.  More Info
$6.99

Space Taxi

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2014 | 112 pages
Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast! It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting... More Info
$21.95

Vincent

SelfMadeHero | March 3, 2015 | 144 pages
A portrait of Van Gogh's turbulent stay in Provence. Vincent dreams of setting up an artists' house in Arles for himself and his friends. However, his attacks of mental illness confuse and disorient him, culminating in the notorious incident with his ear and leaving his dreams shattered. Throughout... More Info
$20.50

Compassionate Careers

Career Press | March 23, 2015 | 288 pages
Many young people today are seeking something more--purpose, meaning, a cause. Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational... More Info
$26.95

Marx

Nobrow Press | September 1, 2014 | 59 pages
My name is Karl Marx. I was once nicknamed the Devil for decrying Capitalism. Here's my story...  More Info

Indie Next Pick

"At age 21, Mary Broom was sentenced to hang for the crime of stealing a cloak. When her sentence was...

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

Events

2015 18 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ottawa Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2014 with David O’Meara, Pearl Pirie, Brent Raycroft & Shane Rhodes

Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the fifty poems in this seventh annual collection are culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals.

2015 19 Apr
7:00pm

An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book

On Sunday April 19th at 7pm the Independent Film Cooperative of Ottawa (IFCO) presents "An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book" at the Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).  

2015 29 Apr
7:00pm

The Walrus Talks "Being Human: What it means to be human in life, culture, art, and science"

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

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