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After a few months of break, our book club is back in November. We are reading Birdie by Tracey Lindberg!
Paperback available at our store, both locations, or order online at http://octopusbooks.ca/book/birdie-0..
Please join us!
Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics.
In this poetry book, David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the powerful voices of the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his sincere and inspiring vision.
The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman and that many of the problems mothers face—socially, economically, politically, culturally, and psychologically—are specific to women’s work and identity as mothers.
Showcasing diverse voices of girls and young women from North America, Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel shift the focus from the media’s sensationalist stories to highlight real-life accounts of how girls are making positive change and shaping a new world.
Canada Talks Israel/Palestine invites you to a presentation by Dr. Yousef Jabareen, MK, member of the Israeli Knesset, who is one of the new generation of Palestinian leaders.
Octopus Books is thrilled to present an evening of literary conversation with Frances Itani, author of Tell & Kerry-Lee Powell, author of Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush!
Octopus Books is pleased to present Ron Benner: Three Questions, this London, Ontario-based artist's recent book which documents his solo exhibition curated by Julian Haladyn for the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, ON.
Join award-winning author Bev Sellars to celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated new book, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.
Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World.
The Institute of African Studies presents a Book Launch of Facets of Power Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds edited by Richard Saunders and Tinashe Nyamunda on Friday, September 30th at 3:00pm in 2017 Dunton Tower.
Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System.
Tuesday, September 20 2016
Centretown United Church
507 Bank St.
Copies of Boiling Point will be available for purchase!
Award-Winning author George Elliott Clarke will be joined by a fellow published poet, playwright and essayist charles c.
NEW AUTHOR TEACHES CONSCIOUS PARENTING & HOW TO RELATE TO YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH LOVE, SO THAT THEY CAN THRIVE!
The Book Project Collective and Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) have come together to showcase brilliant immigrant women. Drawing on stories shared in a recently published collection titled, Resilience and Triumph: Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories.
Well-known Indigenous author, lawyer, activist and academic, Pamela Palmater, will be in Ottawa on Monday June 20 for a launch of her new book: Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens.
Spanning the late 1970s to the late 1980s, Nadia Bozak’s thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle.
On February 22 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government joined forces with the official opposition Conservatives to condemn Canadian organizations, groups and individuals who promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) with reference to Israel.
What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.
Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems
The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group in collaboration with Inter Pares and Octopus Books invites you to The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear: A talk with Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s Lawyer