Community Events

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 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 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 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 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 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, Canadain Culture in a Globalized World. Please join us to celebrate this exciting new book and toast to its author!

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.