Community Classroom

Introducing Octopus Books' Community Classroom! 

This idea is inspired by a similar initiative at McNally Robinson, an independent bookstore in Winnipeg and Saskatoon. 

The goal of Octopus Books Community Classroom is to create an environment for community building. It is a space for us to share experiences and talk about what matter to us collectively. It is a space to promote democracy. Under our current political and socio-economic climate, talking to each other in a caring and loving environment has become crucially necessary to overcome a sense of despair, expand our imagination so that we can continue our work for justice.

Our community classroom is also an avenue for you to support us, your friendly independent bookstore! Your support would allow us to sustain the bookstore as a community space for knowledge exchange.  

Below is what we have offered so far:

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a class please feel free to contact our event coordinator at

"Talking kept us trusting. Trusting one another secures our sense of hope in the future." - Lee Maracle in Celia's Song