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Glebe Store

116 Third Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 2K1

Monday - Saturday  10 am - 6 pm

Sunday  12 pm - 5 pm

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Centretown Store

251 Bank Street, second floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2P 1X3

Monday by Opportunity

Tuesday- Friday: 11:00 am - 06:00pm

Saturday and Sunday - Closed 

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Octopus Books is a community-owned, anti-oppressive bookstore that supports the liberation of all community members from explicit or implicit violence, colonialism, racism, sexism, ageism, transphobia, whorephobia, cissexism, ableism, fatphobia, sexual harassment, or gender policing.  We specifically recognize the right of all people to live without poverty, to gain an economic livelihood, and to work safely and with respect in their chosen field.  While Octopus Books believes in promoting and exchanging ideas in support of emancipation and activism, we also reserve the right to assess and manage circumstances and situations within our store as per our collective vision towards liberation for all community members.  If you have an experience at our store that does not reflect these values, tell us - please email us at,  or ask to speak to the owner.