August Events! Meet 'Queen of the Geeks' and Actress Felicia Day at Indigo, and Round Out Your Summer Reading List With the Newest Heather's Pick

AUGUST EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC

TORONTO, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - From bestselling authors to the most anticipated summer releases, Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following FREE and exclusive events in August.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: WEAVY LOOPS
Weavy Loops have landed! Discover the newest creative craze - join us in-store as Weavy Loops experts show you how to weave, braid and mix weaving cords in every colour for the most amazing creations!

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street, Unit #29, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m.

Chapters Kingston
2376 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario
Thursday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m.

Indigo Richmond Hill
8705 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Friday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: SHAUN THE SHEEP
Shaun the Sheep The Movie is coming to Canada! Join us at select Indigo and Chapters locations as the latest claymation character from Aardman Studios, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, drops in for a special visit.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Langley
20015 Langley By-Pass, Langley, British Columbia
Saturday, August 8th at 2:00 p.m.

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INDIGOKIDS AND AMERICAN GIRL® PRESENT: AUGUST CRAFTS
Discover your unique personality with your very own Truly Me™ monogrammed sketchbook.
Sign-up is required. Contact the store for details.

Dates and Location:
Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Tuesday, August 11th and Saturday, August 29th from 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street, Unit #29, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 25th from 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Indigo Granville
2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tuesday, August 11th and Saturday, August 29th from 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Indigo Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: FELICIA DAY

Join "Queen of the Geeks" and creator of the hit comedy web series, The GuildFelicia Day as she signs her new memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at the ONLY Canadian stop on her book tour!

Event Guidelines

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Date and Location:
Indigo Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: BRIAN MISKO
Join us for a special in-store demonstration with Brian Misko as he samples his tasty House of Q BBQ sauces and signs copies of his new cookbook, Grilling With House of Q.

Date and Location:
Indigo Granville
2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Saturday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: THUPTEN JINPA
Join us for an evening of inspiration as Thupten Jinpa - President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, Chairman of the Mind and Life Institute and long-time principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama – launches his extraordinary new book. Using science as well as Buddhist and Western psychology and real-life experience, The Fearless Heart explores the amazing power of compassion to relieve stress, improve your health, achieve your goals and change the world.

Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME
Join us for storytime and activities at any Indigo or Chapters store to celebrate the highly anticipated sequel to the well-loved The Day the Crayons Quit.  From author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, The Day the Crayons Came Home is as kid-friendly and funny as the first book!

Dates and Locations:
Any Indigo or Chapters store location
Saturday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m.

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NEW HEATHER'S PICK

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing a new Heather's Pick for August: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a series, she proves herself to be one of Italy's great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

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NEW INDIGO SPOTLIGHT PICK

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 August's Spotlight title is The Vacationers by Emma Straub.

The Vacationers centres around a family from NYC who takes a trip to Mallorca, Spain, to celebrate the 35th wedding anniversary of the parents, Franny and Jim. Along for the ride is their daughter, recent high school graduate Sylvia, her older brother Bobby and his girlfriend Carmen, as well as Franny's best friends, husbands Charles and Lawrence.  This is the first time the family has spent time a significant amount of time together as adults, and, as anyone who has vacationed with their family can attest, it is not all blue skies and sunshine ahead.

If you loved Listen To The Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui, Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple or The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Emma Straub's The Vacationers deserves a spot at the very top of your summer reading list.

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INDIGOREADS BOOK CLUB
Join the Indigoreads Book Club on the first Thursday of every month to discuss our latest book selection. Click here for a summary of upcoming meeting dates, the books we've selected to discuss and a list of participating store locations across the country.

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#WorldsBiggestBookClub!

Take part in Indigo's monthly Twitter party that brings book lovers together to discuss great reads in 140 characters or less. This month's #WorldsBiggestBookClub title is The Vacationers by Emma Straub, a story of a family trip – and all of the bumps in the road that comes with it.

Join our online discussion on Wednesday, August 26th at 7 P.M. EST. Follow @chaptersindigo and use #WorldsBiggestBookClub to take part in the Twitter party. Prepare your thoughts and insights – this month, author Emma Straub will join us to discuss her book and answer reader questions.

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ABOUT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC INC
With books always at our heart and soul at Indigo we are about telling stories and creating experiences. Indigo is Canada's largest purveyor of ideas and inspiration to enrich your life, with books, specialty toys, gifts and lifestyle enhancing products that affordably offer intrinsic quality, beauty and timeless design. As the largest book and specialty retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, Coles and the online channel, www.indigo.ca.

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