Presenters: Silmy Abdullah, Kazim Ali, Kamal Al-Solaylee
Host: Bee Quammie
“Places do not belong to us. We belong to them.” – Kazim Ali
Join award-winning children's authors Valene Campbell and Ekiuwa Aire for a dynamic and educational virtual storytime experience! Learn about strong women leaders from ancient and present day Africa, and the importance of diverse children's literature.
Tune in on August 26th at 8pm ET for an online panel which will explore the world through the eyes of complex female characters who come alive in the pages of four vibrant new works of fiction. Join Zoe Whittall in conversation with Emily Austin, Shashi Bhat and Uzma Jalaluddin as they introduce you to fictional women you won’t soon forget.
Spend an evening with bestselling author Miriam Toews in conversation with Shelagh Rogers about her funny, smart, headlong rush of a novel Fight Night.
Join Ivan Coyote for a lively, intimate and heartful conversation with Susan G. Cole, August 5th at 8pm ET.
Throughout history, the intricate and intimate details of women’s lives have too often been revealed only through the male gaze, if not altogether erased.
Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Trees, returns to the forest in his new book, The Heartbeat of Trees.
Join Octopus Books and Arc Poetry Magazine in celebrating new work by 4 amazing poets!
Join Michelle Good, bestselling author of Five Little Indians, in conversation with fellow writer Waubgeshig Rice, Tuesday June 29th at 8pm EDT. This virtual event is part of IndieBookFest, presented by HarperCollins Canada.
April 14 at 7pm, join Uzma Jalaluddin for an exclusive virtual launch of her new novel, Hana Khan Carries On.
Meet local author Emma Bider and join us in celebrating the launch of her debut collection of short stories, We Animals. It's a socially distanced book signing, out front of our store!
Everyone’s Sister is an Ottawa-based volunteer group devoted to privately sponsoring women refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution, and empowering them to use their skills and abilities to successfully resettle in our community.
The group is seeking to sponsor two incredible LGBTQ siblings and their high-spirited teenage sister who are currently living in great precarity as refugees in Kenya.
Join At Bay Press and Octopus Books for the release of Christian McPherson's new collection of poetry, Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy.
On Saturday November 14th at 7pm, Christian will read from his collection in an online event hosted by Susan Johnston.
Join us November 13 to celebrate Finish this Sentence by Ottawa poet Leslie Roach as she reads from her debut collection, in conversation with Gavin Barrett!
Join Cathy Marie Buchanan, bestselling author of The Painted Girls, for an exclusive virtual launch of her new novel, Daughter of Black Lake.
Buy a signed copy of Daughter of Black Lake from a participating independent retailer (that's us!) to get access to this exclusive virtual event on October 20th. After attending this event you’ll get access to an exclusive video yoga class, hosted by Cathy Marie Buchanan with additional insight into her writing process.
Join Matt Haig, bestselling author of Notes on a Nervous Planet, for an exclusive virtual launch of his new novel, The Midnight Library.
Buy a signed copy of The Midnight Library from a participating independent retailer (that's us!) to get access to this exclusive virtual event on October 17th. Matt will be interviewed by author Bianca Marais.
On October 8th, the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa presents a viritual talk by Robyn Maynard, keynote speaker of the annual Shirley Greenberg Lecture.
Celebrate the launch of three new exceptional works from HarperCollins with #HarperPresents: Reading with Pride
Join us on September 30th at 7pm for an online panel featuring LGBTQ+ authors with newly published novels: Alison Taylor, Natalie Zina Walschots, and Alex Myers in a conversation with Zoe Whittall.
Octopus Books is pleased to be the official bookseller in Ottawa for this event.