Community Events

2017 23 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Black History Month: Flying Fish in the Great White North Book Launch with the Author Christopher Stuart Taylor

Please join us celebrating Black History Month with author Christopher Stuart Taylor in a discussion of his new book Flying Fish in the Great White North: The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians. Dr.

2017 28 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Firewater & The Power of Stories: An Evening with Cree Author Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson is the author of Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) short-listed for 2016 Governor General's Literary Award (non-fiction).

2017 03 Mar
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada Book Launch with Joanna Dean and Christabelle Sethna

Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of Montreal.

2017 07 Mar
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Book Club: Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

Our book club will be discussing Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis on Tuesday, March 7th. If you are interested in joining us please RSVP at events@octopusbooks.ca

2017 15 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Advancing Nonviolent and Social Transformation Book Launch

Please join co-editors and six Ottawa-based contributors: Sophie Cloutier, Heather Eaton, Richard Feist, Eileen Kerwin Jones, Lauren Michelle Levesque, Noel Salmond and Martin Samson in a discussion of this book!

2017 23 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place with Kahente Horn-Miller and Zoe Todd

We are thrilled Kahente Horn-Miller and Zoe Todd,  two contributors to Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place, will be at our store to discuss this book! 

2017 29 Mar
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Book Launch: Welcome to Greater Edendale, Histories of Environment, Health, and Gender in an African City

In the coming decades, the bulk of Africa's anticipated urban population growth will take place in smaller cities.

2017 25 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Land Not Forgotten Book Launch with Michael Robidoux, Shinjini Pilon and Desiree Streit

Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Canada’s Indigenous people. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions.