February events! Meet bestselling Sci-Fi author Pierce Brown in Toronto, plus confront life's deepest questions with the latest Heather's Pick, When Breath Becomes Air

FEBRUARY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new books, Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in February.

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IN PERSON: GAIL VAZ-OXLADE
Join television personality and financial writer Gail Vaz-Oxlade as she discusses tough money problems and signs her newest book, Money Talks.

Visit indigo.ca/events for full event guidelines.

Date and Location:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, Ontario
Monday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m.               

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IN PERSON: VIKKI VANSICKLE
Join author Vikki VanSickle for a magical storytime featuring her hilarious new picture book, If I Had A Gryphon.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, Ontario
Tuesday, February 9th at 10:30 a.m.

Chapters Ajax
Durham Centre, 90 Kingston Road, Ajax, Ontario
Saturday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Sunday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Chapters Guelph
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, Ontario
Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: HEARTS & CRAFTS
Join us in-store for a special Valentine's storytime and craft activity featuring Kid Made Modern. Call your nearest store to sign up today!

Date and Locations:
All Indigo and Chapters locations (except Chapters Queensway, Etobicoke ON)
Saturday, February 13th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: PIERCE BROWN
Join Sam Maggs, television personality and bestselling author, in conversation with the bestselling author of Red Rising and Golden Son, Pierce Brown, about the highly anticipated finale of the trilogy, Morning Star. Book signing to follow. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: LEAH BOBET
Join Young Adult author Leah Bobet as she signs copies of her newest book, An Inheritance of Ashes.

Dates and locations:

Chapters Vega
Erin Mills Power Centre, 3050 Vega Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario
Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Chapters Guelph
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, Ontario
Sunday, February 21st at 12:00 p.m.

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NEW HEATHER'S PICK

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing a new Heather's Pick for February: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

As the author grapples with a single question, so too does his reader: What makes a life worth living?

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INDIGO'S STAFF PICKS OF THE MONTH

Indigo's Staff Picks program is the perfect place to start looking for your next favourite book. Each month we choose the book that Indigo employees at home office and in stores love the most, and what we think our customers will love. Click here to learn more about Indigo's Staff Pick of the Month program.

February's Staff Pick of the Month is The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood. The novel – a perfect pick for Valentine's Day – centres on Jessica Beam, a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother. Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras. When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair has an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure, vintage lady. The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work.

Consider picking up The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance during the "month of love" if you've fallen head over heels for other great modern British literature, such as One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, A Night in with Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday, or  It's Not You It's Me by Mhairi McFarlane.

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#IndigoBookClub!

The #IndigoBookClub calls on booklovers from all over the globe to take part in a monthly Twitter party to discuss great reads in 140 characters or less.

This month's #IndigoBookClub title is Morning Star by bestselling author of the Red Rising series, Pierce Brown.  Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come – this is a book you'll need to read to believe.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on March 2nd at 7 PM to take part in a discussion about Morning Star and the Red Rising series with bestselling author Pierce Brown.

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