• Lawrence HIll in Ottawa on November 24!
  • Margaret Atwood's new novel: The Heart Goes Last
  • New Christmas Tradition
  • Octopusbooks T-shirt

October Community Events

Join us at the screening of This Changes Everything with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis THIS SUNDAY (OCT. 4) at MayFair Theatre! We'll be there to sell Naomi Klen's books and faciliate book signing by Naomi. Details: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/this-changes-everything-film-tour-with-naomi-klein-avi-lewis.


The Prison Book Club

Viking Adult | September 22, 2015 | 320 pages
A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to... More Info

Library of Souls

September 22, 2015 | 400 pages
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater... More Info

The Gold Eaters

Hamish Hamilton | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion in sixteenth-century Peru, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must withstand the forging of a formidable empire Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the... More Info

Contesting Intersex

NYU Press | August 11, 2015 | 240 pages
When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex. Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to “protect” the development of her gender identity; it was years before Davis... More Info

The Cash Nexus: Economics And Politics From The Age Of Warfare Through The Age Of Welfare, 1700-2000

Basic Books | February 21, 2002 | 576 pages
Conventional wisdom has long claimed that economic change is the prime mover of political change, whether in the age of industry or Internet. But is it? Ferguson thinks it is high time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His central argument... More Info

Fake Fruit Factory

Curbside Splendor Pub | September 15, 2015 | 350 pages
"Fake Fruit Factory" is a raucous account of a mayor's sky-high dreams for his small town, and the satellite plummeting to Earth that might destroy it all.  More Info

Modern Families

NYU Press | September 10, 2015 | 240 pages
The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales—his own included—that... More Info

Indie Next Pick

Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her...

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2015 13 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

After the Sands Book Launch with GORDON LAXER and Bruce Campbell

After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society.

2015 14 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Leo Brent Robillard & Lorrie Jorgensen Co-Launch of their Book: The Road to Atlantis and First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir

Octopus Books, Turnstone Press and Inanna Publications present a co-launch of Leo Brent Robillard and Lorrie Jorgensen's latest book: The Road to Atlantis (novel) and First Gear: A

2015 15 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Religious Freedom at Risk

This book examines matters of religious freedom in Europe, considers the work of the European Court of Human Rights in this area, explores issues of multiculturalism and secularism in France, of women in Islam, and of Muslims in the West.

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