Join Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie for an urgent conversation moderated by Mariame Kaba.
Join bestselling author and seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Vivek Shraya for an evening of conversation about her new book People Change with moderator David Ross.
Faced with a constant stream of news reports of standoffs and confrontations, Canada’s “reconciliation project” has obviously gone off the rails.
Spend an evening with political satirist Rick Mercer discussing his new memoir in conversation with musician Alan Doyle.
Spend an evening with beloved New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett as she reflects on stories of home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Spend an evening with author Amor Towles discussing his stylish and propulsive new novel set in 1950s America, The Lincoln Highway.
Spend an evening with award-winning author David A. Robertson, discussing the second book in his Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series with fellow author Susin Nielsen.
Spend an evening with #1 bestselling Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, discussing his Cold War thriller The Apollo Murders with television host Teddy Wilson.
Spend an evening with Jonathan Franzen, discussing his highly anticipated new novel Crossroads in conversation with writer Ian Brown.
School groups, online learners, and families are invited to join us for a special literary event during Ontario Public Library Week.
A prominent Indigenous voice uncovers the lies and myths that affect relations between white and Indigenous peoples and the power of narrative to emphasize truth over comfort.
Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm ET as three incredible authors discuss their latest books with host Jael Richardson. Purchasing a participating book gives you access to this live virtual event, organized by HarperCollins Canada in partnership with independent bookstores like Octopus Books.
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
From the bestselling author of The Break comes a staggering intergenerational saga that explores how connected we are, even when we’re no longer together—even when we’re forced apart.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE
Spend an evening with Richard Powers, discussing his powerful new novel Bewilderment with fellow writer Alyssa York.
Join us on Truth and Reconciliation Day for an online conversation with legal scholar Tamara Starblanket on genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian state. Hosted by Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada (English speaking Branch), and Octopus Books.
Spend an evening with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, discussing his gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s with CBC podcaster Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
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.