Archived Community Events

2019 08 Dec
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

Join author Jenn Thornhill Verma for the launch of her new book, Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys.

2019 04 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening to celebrate Love Lives Here with author Amanda Jetté Knox

We are thrilled to be celebrating Amanda Jetté Knox's national bestseller, Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family.

2019 21 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ghost Water Kiss launch with Jessica Bartram

Celebrate the launch of Ghost Water Kiss by Ottawa illustrator, graphic designer, and embroidery enthusiast Jessica Bartram in our store at 116 Third Ave. on November 21st, 7pm-9pm.

2019 15 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Unearthing Justice by Joan Kuyek

The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.
2019 15 Nov
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Reading by Nigerian-Canadian author, journalist and activist, Chido Onumah

Please join us on November 15 in our store for a reading by Chido Onumah from his provocative book We Are All Biafrans: A participant-observer's interventions in a country sleepwalking to disaster. This free event is presented in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at Car

2019 14 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening of poetry with local authors Robert Hogg, Anne Le Dressay, and Michèle Vinet

Please join us on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm as three Ottawa-area poets read in our store at 116 Third Ave.
2019 13 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shamans, Spirits and Faith in the Inuit North with Kenn Harper

We invite you to join us for the launch of Kenn Harper's fourth book of collected writings on Artic history, Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North.

2019 11 Nov
2:30pm - 4:30pm

The Spectre of Extinction: Confronting Ghosts in the Museum

Dolly Jørgensen,  Professor of History at the University of Stavanger, Norway, presents her lecture entitled "The Spectre of Extinction: Confronting Ghosts in the Museum".

2019 10 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tender to the World: Jean Vanier, L'Arche and the United Church of Canada

 The Church Council at Glebe-St James United Church invites all to join them for the launch of Carolyn Whitney-Brown's Tender to the World.

2019 09 Nov
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Recovering Lost Species book launch with author Dolly Jørgensen

Join us for the Ottawa launch of Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age with author Dolly Jørgensen, a groundbreaking study of how emotions motivate attempts to counter species loss.

2019 05 Nov
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Many Masculinities: Joint book launch by local authors

Join us to celebrate the launch of new books by local Ottawa authors and Carleton University professors Sonya Lipsett-Rivera and  Erica Fraser.

2019 04 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Author Readings: Rana Bose with Daniel Beamish

Join us in our store for readings from two new thrilling books by Montreal's Rana Bose and Ottawa's Daniel Beamish. 

2019 30 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launch: Canadian Culture in a Globalized World by Garry Neil

We're pleased to host the launch of Garry Neil's new book, Canadian Culture in a Globalized World. Please join us to celebrate this exciting new book and toast to its author!

2019 30 Oct
7:00pm

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author Kendare Blake

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake for a talk about her dark, violent YA fantasy books and her writing process, with plenty of time for questions from the audience.

2019 24 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launch: Beverley McLachlin - The Legacy of a Supreme Court Chief Justice

Join us for the Ottawa launch of a new biography brimming with insight into Beverley McLachlin's unparalleled career as a jurist and leader of the Supreme Court of Canada.

2019 24 Oct
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division

Hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the politics of hate and live in greater safety and harmony.

2019 23 Oct
7:00pm

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent a Boyfriend (fall 2020).

2019 22 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Naomi K. Lewis reading from Tiny Lights for Travellers

Octopus Books presents author Naomi K. Lewis reading from her new book, Tiny Lights for Travellers, shortlisted for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction.

2019 19 Oct
11:00am - 12:00pm

Illustrator Charlene Chua presents Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

2019 16 Oct
7:00pm

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author S.K. Ali

S.K. will talk about her YA novels, Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z, and discuss creative writing, the writing process and author life.

2019 15 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan

In the aftermath of a reality TV deal gone wrong, Fiona Alison Duncan asks the question, Can you rewrite your life? The answer, her debut novel Exquisite Mariposa, follows a cast of housemates as they navigate questions of art making and economies, breakups and breakdowns, and the internet and its many obsessions.
2019 09 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Smart City in a Digital World | Book Launch with Vincent Mosco

What makes a city smart? Join us for the launch of Vincent Mosco's latest book, The Smart City in a Digital World, which takes on this question by describing, challenging, and offering democratic alternatives to the view that the answer begins and ends with technology.
2019 02 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Icehouse & Friends Poetry Launch

Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion at the Icehouse & Friends Poetry Launch, presented in collaboration with Goose Lane Editions.

2019 02 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Annahid Dashtgard: Breaking the Ocean | Ottawa Book Launch

Join author Annahid Dashtgard in conversation with Mojdeh Cox for the Ottawa launch of Dashtgard’s Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation.

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