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Have you read "The Soul of an Octopus?"

We’ve chosen The Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Mongomery as our “Everyone is Reading” selection for this fall.

New Hampshire naturalist and author, Sy Montgomery, recounts  her extraordinary experience bonding with three octopuses housed in the New England Aquarium. We meet Athena, Octavia and Kali, octopuses that solve puzzles, and show distinct preferences for people, places and tastes. Montgomery shares funny and moving stories of her friendships with the aquarists and volunteers at the New England Aquarium who were devoted to these amazing octopuses.  

We hope you’ll join us in our month long celebration of this book and the exploration of ideas it raises. Expect fun, fascinating programs. We promise you’ll improve your cephalopod knowledge! Here is a list of the events we’ve planned and a couple of links we thought you might find interesting. Start reading!


Upcoming "Everyone is Reading Events"


Has The Soul of an Octopus piqued your curiosity? Suggestions for further reading.


Inspired by The Soul of an Octopus to visit the New England Aquarium? See the new Tentacles Take Hold exhibit.


Octopus in action? Check out the OctoCam  from the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University.