In the face of relentless attacks on organized labour, there is a clear need and desire for both union renewal and for unions to fight back against the anti-worker austerity agenda.
On May 22, Octopus Books is excited to host a conversation on hunger, farming, and food sovereignty.
Coaching isn't just for sports anymore. More and more people are turning to certified coaches to help them think through career changes or to help with personal growth of all kinds.
Join us for the TENTH ANNUAL ELLIOT EXTRAVAGANZA!
Saturday, April 20
* Please note that this event will take place at 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor (Octopus Books in Centretown) and is wheelchair accessible *
Rediscovering Sankara: Martyr of Liberty
Octopus Books is pleased to present an evening with Kim Thúy and David O'Meara to discuss Kim's Governor General's Literary Award-winning novel "Ru."
*** This event will take place at 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor (Octopus Books in Centretown). It is wheelchair accessible. ***
Crazy, but true – our dear Elliot is turning 10 this year, so this makes it the TENTH ANNUAL ELLIOT EXTRAVAGANZA!
Always a great time. Always funtastic. Always involving cake and books on sale.
Here’s the breakdown of this year’s festival of events:
On April 4, join contributors to the new book "The Great Revenue Robbery: How to Stop the Tax Cut Scam and Save Canada" as they discuss this exciting new publication.
*** Please note, this event will be taking place at Brixton's Pub (210 Sparks Street).
Join us on Thursday March 7 as we welcome Nancy Richler to Octopus Books to discuss her new book "The Imposter Bride." Shortlisted for the 2012 Giller Prize, The Imposter Bride takes place in the aftermath of World War II and centers around a bride who comes to Canada with a stol
The Inconvenient Indian is a critical and personal meditation that Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America.
While no parking is set aside for the event, some parking will be available nearby at Glashan Public School, 28 Arlington Avenue.
Join author and activist Scott Neigh for a talk and book signing as he launches two new books published by Fernwood Publishing: *Gender and Sexuality: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists* and *Resisting the State: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists*.
The politics behind food and agriculture in today’s world seem to be diverging. On the one hand farmers are encouraged to keep up with the latest technologies in order to increase their production to feed a rapidly growing world population.
“We used to march in the streets; now we run for a cure.” Barbara Ehrenreich, author and social critic.
January 20th marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, guerrilla, revolutionary thinker and theorist who worked for the liberation of Guinea Bissau, Angola and Cape Verde, and towards the emancipation of the so-called “third-world.”
On Feb 5, acclaimed author Rawi Hage will launch his newest book "Carnival", in conversation with CBC's Adrian Harewood. "Carnival" is the winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Women in Israel provides a fresh, gendered analysis of citizenship in Israel.
Acclaimed author, actor and playwright, Carmen Aguirre brings her stories of life, love and revolution to Octopus Books.
Aguirre launches her new book, BLUE BOX, with a special lunch-time event.
Join us on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.
The resurgence of social movements in recent years has put the question of strategy back on the left's agenda.