Besides being a useful replacement for a missing bed-frame leg, a stack of books also makes you look smarter and can stop a crossbow arrow if you're being targeted by any misinformed vampire slayers. Discover all of books' uses with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of books at Octopus Books
Named the best bookstore on Ottawa Xpress's 2010 Best of Ottawa list, Octopus Books pleases literary palates of all types with a selection of books spanning political and progressive themes in fiction and non-fiction, a reflection of their counterculture beginnings. Peruse Octopus's newest arrivals or enlist a printed-page paraprofessional to navigate thoroughfares lined with hand-plucked philosophies, vegan cookbooks and animal autobiographies. Charles Emmerson's The Future History of the Arctic ($36.50) explores the geopolitics of the arctic region, and Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan ($13.50) enlightens people on self-aware eating habits and where all the best marshmallows are hiding.
Forums for local authors, international writers, revolutionary voices, and political commentators are commonly held within the shop's welcoming confines. Octopus substantiates itself as a realm of critical thinking and frequently hosts other events to stimulate intellectual curiosity, cultivate a love for literature, and ease messy break-ups with Blu-Ray players.
Though reviews are still growing for the business Octopus Books was named Best Book Store in Ottawa by Ottawa Xpress.
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