Hey! Hope to see you Ottawa Folks at the Octopus Books 40th anniversary party Oct. 30. I don’t know about you! But I think 40 is sexy, Octopus Books has the most intellectually challenging material in the city, and who can resist that kind of subversiveness!
See you there!
Cake. Books. Music. Great people. 40 years of Octopus history. What else could you wish for?
It’s hard to figure out how to mark the 40th birthday of a bookstore that has seen hundreds of people behind the scenes, keeping it alive and thousands of customers who have stuck with us through it all. BUT! We think we have done it - a little something for everyone who has helped make it what it was, what it is and what it will be.
If you have ever volunteered, worked, shopped or visited the store please join us for a great celebration of all that is good in the world!
Friday October 30, 2009
The Carleton Tavern 223 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale and Armstrong)
Doors open at 6:30
7:00 Jean-Claude Parrot (of CUPW fame) - his theme “the past 40 years - where have we been,where are we going?”
8:00 Jennifer Whiteford (local author and one time Octopus staff member ) will read some of her newest work
9:00 Archival Footage - a fabulous local band will kick off the musical portion of the evening (p.s. three former Octopus staff members in this band!)
10:00 The Brothers Creeggan
11:00 The Bidiniband
It promises to be a night of fun, friends and fabulous entertainment.. Please join us for all or some of it!