June Events! Featuring David Sedaris, R.A. Dickey, Sands Alive! Tour, #IndigoBigBookClub & Indigo Spotlight

JUNE EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC

TORONTO, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - From bestselling authors to the hottest summer releases, Indigo and Chapters stores nationally host FREE, and exclusive events in June.

IN PERSON WITH EZRA LEVANT
Join us for a book signing with the bestselling author of Ethical Oil, Ezra Levant. His new book, Groundswell, is a provocative exploration of the shale gas rush. The book explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future.
IndigoSpirit T.D. Square
317-7th Ave. SW, Unit T159, Calgary, AB
Monday, June 2, 12:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH TORONTO BLUE JAY PITCHER AND AUTHOR R.A. DICKEY
Let's play ball! Meet R.A. Dickey – Blue Jays' ace knuckleballer and 2012 National League Cy Young Award Winner – as he signs copies of his new book Knuckleball Ned, a funny anti-bullying picture book. For more event guidelines please visit indigo.ca/events.
Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Saturday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR JEFFREY BROWN
Meet Jeffrey Brown, the bestselling author of Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, as he signs copies of his new book, Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations from Parenthood, which captures the sweetly weird times that mothers and fathers experience with their own curious, pure-minded kids.
Indigo Manulife Centre
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH CELEBRITY COMEDIAN AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVID SEDARIS
Join David Sedaris as he signs Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, a wonderful book of essays full of bizarre and hilarious adventures from around the world. For more event guidelines please visit indigo.ca/events.
Indigo Manulife Centre
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Thursday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.

Indigo Signal Hill
5570 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary, AB
Monday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH MARK SAKAMOTO
Meet Mark Sakamoto as he signs his powerful new title, Forgiveness. The book covers the compelling stories of both Ralph MacLean and the Sakamoto family during the Second World War, intertwining the war overseas with the effects at home after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Chapters Lethbridge
701 – 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB
Thursday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AND AWARD WINNING AUTHOR PAT CROCKER
Meet Pat Crocker bestselling and international award-winning author of The Juicing Bible, as she signs copies of her new vegetarian cookbook, Flex Appeal.
Chapters Guelph
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, ON
Saturday, June 14, 11:00 a.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMILY GIFFIN
Meet bestselling author Emily Giffin as she signs her new novel The One & Only, an extraordinary story of love and loyalty – and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.
Chapters Chinook
Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail, Suite L1, Calgary, AB
Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHEVY STEVENS
Join us as we celebrate the release of bestselling author Chevy Stevens highly-anticipated new book, That Night. This special event will include an interview conducted by Susan Juby, author of The Woefield Poultry Collective, followed by a book signing.
Chapters Nanaimo
Woodgrove Centre, 6670 Mary Ellen Drive, Nanaimo, BC
Saturday, June 21, 2:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR DIANA GABALDON
Join bestselling author Diana Gabaldon as she signs her newest book in the world-famous Outlander series, Written in My Own Heart's Blood. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.
Chapters South London
1037 Wellington Road, London, ON
Saturday, June 21, 1:00 p.m.

Chapters Barrie
76 Barrie View Drive, Barrie, ON
Sunday, June 22, 1:00 p.m.

Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Monday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH DANNY GALLAGHER AND BILL YOUNG
Meet Danny Gallagher and Bill Young authors of Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later. It traces the fortunes of the Expos from that day in 1989 when the organization's original owner Charles Bronfman decided to sell the team and step away from baseball. It follows the team's climb to glory in 1994 and then its final descent into oblivion ten years later.
Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Saturday, June 28, 1:00 p.m.

IN PERSON WITH BESTSELLING AND AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NETTIE CRONISH
Meet Pat Crocker bestselling and international award-winning author of The Juicing Bible, as she signs copies of her new vegetarian cookbook, Flex Appeal.
Chapters Bayview Village
2901 Bayview Avenue, #132, Toronto, ON
Saturday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.

INDIGO KIDS PRESENTS: SANDS ALIVE! TOUR
Indigo is bringing the Sands Alive! creative play experience to 10 of our stores across Canada. Kids can play in our gigantic Sands Alive! sandbox from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at select locations throughout the summer. Find out more information about the Sands Alive! Tour below or for more details and to follow the fun, visit indigo.ca/sands-alive.

Please join us for the outdoor kick-off event on Saturday, May 31 at Indigo Bay & Bloor (Bay Street Entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kids can play in two gigantic Sands Alive! sand boxes, enjoy live entertainment, great giveaways and a FREE gift with purchase for the first 100 guests. The fun will continue Sunday, June 1 at Bay & Bloor, inside the IndigoKids section. Don't miss out on the fun!

Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1:

Indigo Manulife Centre

Toronto, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13:

Chapters Polo Festival

Winnipeg, MB

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8:

Chapters Queensway

Etobicoke, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20:

Chapters Westside

Edmonton, AB

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15:

Chapters Pointe-Claire

Pointe Claire, Quebec

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27:

Indigo Signal Hill

Calgary, AB

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22:

Chapters Pinecrest

Ottawa, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 9 & Sunday, Aug. 10:

Chapters Langley

Langley, BC

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6:

Indigo North London

London, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 16 & Sunday, Aug. 17:

Chapters Robson

Vancouver, BC

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

#IndigoBigBookClub!

Take part in Indigo's a monthly Twitter party that brings book lovers together to discuss great reads in 140 characters or less. The next book club selection is The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan, an affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Readers will have until June 25 at 3:00 p.m. to read the novel in preparation for the discussion and review on Twitter. Follow @chaptersindigo.

INDIGO SPOTLIGHT

The Indigo Spotlight program introduces readers to a new standout title every month selected and curated by our expert book buyers. We're pleased to announce that June's Indigo Spotlight title is The Third Plate by Dan Barber, an award-winning chef. Moving beyond "farm-to-table" Barber offers a revolutionary new way of eating

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