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Arctic historian Kenn Harper has spent decades researching and writing the untold stories of the North. This series gathers the best of his regular column about the history of Inuit and other peoples in the circumpolar North.
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous “peace, order, and good government” that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country’s true nature.
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.
After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society.
Stephen Harper: The Musical starring James Gordon
This Sunday, October 4 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
The Gladstone Theatre
910 Gladstone Ave. (at Preston), Ottawa
Growing up surrounded by music, dance and storytelling, Alanis King turned to drama early, not only as a way to express herself, but to explore the rich heritage of her community.
Join poets Ali Blythe and Monty Reid (The Luskville Reductions) for an afternoon of poetry at Octopus Books in Ottawa. Blythe will be reading from Twoism as part of a cross-country tour.
Christian McPherson’s exciting new novel is a portrait of a woman coming unglued after devastating events send her spiraling out of control. Between popping pills and drinking vodka, Julie Cooper tries her best to do what she has always done: carry on.
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future.
Christophe Elie -- a local activist songwriter who performs his brand of socially-conscious folk -- is just completing his new album 'Bridging Borders', the follow up to 'Deepest Shade of Blue'.
Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy.
How can schools teach the skills required for a strong democracy to flourish? What Kind of Citizen? asks readers to imagine the kind of society they would like to live in - and then shows the ways in which schools can be used to make that vision a reality.
Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history.
A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, Sheila Heti
Hosted by Graham Larkin and Phil Ford, Octopus Books presents an evening of conversation with J.F. (Jean-Françsois) Martel to discuss his new book Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice followed by author signing.
All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives.
To celebrate the completion of Octopus Books's first poetry workshop (led by the poet Shane Rhodes), we are excited to showcase the work of our students: Craig Barlow, Selina Boan, Edith Bramwell, Sanita Fejzic, Manuela Popovici and Michele Wozny!
In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren—and us—to do everything at full tilt.
This little book is written for Canadians who care about our democracy and the future of our planet. The Senate, surprisingly, could make major contributions to both. A People’s Senate for Canada explains how we can make that happen.
Dear friends, we'll be discussing Cockroach by Rawi Hage at our book club meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).
For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future--and the financial security of all Canadians.