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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Some of us are over a month into this alternate normal of isolation, shaggy hair and bread making. As we settle into new routines, and are already dreaming of sunny patios and high fives there is no right or wrong way to be getting through this.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to speak in Ottawa

Chris Hedges is not a subtle man.  In his latest book Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt, the former longtime New York Times foreign correspondent offers a blistering attack on corporate power and political institutions. Local residents can hear him first-hand on Wednesday evening, when he is scheduled to speak at Centretown United Church (507 Bank Street) at 7 […]

Best of: Independent bookstores

There is a certain something about independent bookstores. A sense of community and bringing people together – connecting over a love of books (which eventually ends up being about so much more) – that you just won’t find at Chapters. Independent bookstores are the best because the people who work there are REALLY passionate about […]

Nancy Richler – March 7 talk at Octopus Books

Nancy Richler is a fantastic writer and is a joy to read.  Luckily for local book lovers, the Montreal-native will be in Ottawa on Thursday discussing her latest novel The Imposter Bride, a beautifully written story that focuses on a heartbreaking mother-daughter relationship. The novel begins with a mysterious European woman who arrives in Montreal from […]

The Suzuki & Rubin Eco Tour politely rocks the capital

Dr. David Suzuki – geneticist, environmentalist and the planet’s Steward-in-Chief – and Jeff Rubin – economist, award-winning author, and petrol price-prognosticator – arrived to a packed house at the Centretown United Church on Tuesday night. The event, part of their multi-city Eco Tour and organized by Octopus books, was moderated by  the leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May (a […]