Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Allison Michael R
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/19/2011
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
OFFICE DEPOT INC [ODP]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
6600 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, LEGAL DEPARTMENT
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP - Human Resources
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

BOCA RATON, FL 33496
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 18,470
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option (Right to Buy) 03/04/2010 03/04/2016 Common Stock 36,667 $ 0.85 D  
Option (Right to Buy) 05/03/2012 05/03/2018 Common Stock 25,000 $ 4.27 D  
Option (Right to Buy) 06/08/2011 06/08/2017 Common Stock 3,118 $ 5.13 D  
Option (Right to Buy) 03/08/2011 03/08/2017 Common Stock 15,000 $ 7.71 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Allison Michael R
6600 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL
LEGAL DEPARTMENT
BOCA RATON, FL 33496
      EVP - Human Resources  

Signatures

Rina E. Teran, Attorney-in-Fact 07/21/2011
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
 
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