Indigo Reveals Most Popular Picks for Last Minute Gifts

- Indigo's Online and Kiosk Holiday Gift Selector Finds Best Bets for Busiest Shopping Day -

TORONTO, Dec. 23 /CNW/ - With today expected to be the busiest shopping day of 2009 Indigo Books & Music Inc. helps last minute shoppers find the perfect gift. Launching their Gift Selector (http://giftselector.chapters.indigo.ca/?s_campaign=PR_holiday_Dec09) online and in-store six weeks ago Indigo has compiled the results to reveal the most recommended books from over 450,000 site visits.

The top ten most recommended books for the holiday season, as determined for the users of Indigo's Gift Selector include:

    
    1.  What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell
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    2.  Nanny Returns, Emma McLaughlin
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    3.  One Fifth Avenue, Candace Bushnell
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    4.  Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
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    5.  Eating the Dinosaur, Chuck Klosterman
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    6.  Juliet Naked, Nick Hornby
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    7.  Gretzky's Tears, Steven Brunt
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    8.  Hush Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick
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    9.  Going Bovine, Libba Bray
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    10. Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
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For the ultimate do-it-yourself gift that's sure to please the technologically savvy booklover, thoughtful gift-givers can also access the Indigo digital service at chapters.indigo.ca/ebooks to load their loved one's Blackberry, iPhone or Sony e-Reader with a new or classic e-book from among two million available e-book titles. Launched in March 2009, Indigo's eBook service is dedicated to providing digital content to anyone who wants the convenience of reading their favorite books anytime, anywhere, on the mobile device they already own. Canada's online bookstore continues to deliver smart solutions for holiday shoppers to find affordable and thoughtful gifts for everyone on their list wherever and whenever they choose to shop.

Giftcards are always a perennial favourite and Indigo offers the giftcard millions of Canadians love to give and receive.

With books, toys, music, gourmet, gift and lifestyle, and home décor Indigo and Chapters offer incredibly great gifts with incredibly great value.

About Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:IDG). As the largest book retailer in the country, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Life; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. The online division, www.chapters.indigo.ca, features books, eBooks, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community. In 2008, Indigo launched Pistachio, an eco-aware lifestyle store featuring stationery, gifts and home décor, and apothecary.

Chapters and Indigo are rated as the number one and number two retailers in Canada by the Kubas Major Market Retail Report, and have occupied the list since 2000.

In 2004, Indigo founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, a registered charity that provides new books and education materials to high-needs Canadian elementary schools, to address the literacy crisis in Canada. Visit loveofreading.org for more information.

To learn more about Indigo, please visit the About Our Company section of www.chapters.indigo.ca.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

For further information: For further information: Janet Eger, Director, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music Inc., (416) 342-8561; Lisa Huie, Manager, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music Inc., (416) 646-8926


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