July Events! Unplug This Summer with a New Heather's Pick and Celebrate Summer Reading with IndigoKids Storytime at Indigo and Chapters Stores Across Canada

JULY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

TORONTO, June 30, 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 July.

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IN PERSON: HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE DAVID JOHNSTON, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA AND HER EXCELLENCY SHARON JOHNSTON

Meet Canada's Governor General, His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston and his wife, Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston as they sign their books, The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation and Matrons and Madams.

Date and Location:
Chapters St. John's
70 Kenmount Road, St John's, NFLD
Saturday, July 2nd from 10:30 AM11:00 AM

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IN PERSON: CLAUDIA CASPER & ANNE GIARDINI

Celebrate the release of Claudia Casper's The Mercy Journals and Anne Giardini's Startle and Illuminate as both authors sign copies of their recent books. The Mercy Journals examines violence and redemption and Startle and Illuminate presents Pulitzer Prize winning author Carol Shields' advice on writing and on life.

Date and Location:
Indigo Granville
2505 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, July 7th at 6:00 PM

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IN PERSON: CHRISTY ANN CONLIN
Join local author Christy Ann Conlin as she signs copies of her captivating ghost story, The Memento.

Date and Location:
Chapters Halifax
188 Chain Lake Drive Halifax, NS
Friday, July 8th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: BELIEVE IN MAGIC STORYTIME
Enjoy spellbinding stories full of magical creatures and amazing adventures!! For more information please contact your local store.

Date and Locations:
All Indigo & Chapters locations
Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 AM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: CALGARY STAMPEDE STORYTIME & ACTIVITY
Saddle-up and join us for a special Stampede storytime and activity! For more information please contact your local store.

Date and Locations:
All Indigo & Chapters stores in Calgary
Saturday, July 9h and Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM

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IN CONVERSATION: KARMA BROWN
Join The Globe & Mail's Marissa Stapley in conversation with Karma Brown, award-winning journalist and bestselling author of Come Away With Me, about Karma's new novel, The Choices We Make. Refreshments will be available and book signing will follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: STORYTIME WITH PRINCESS BELLE
Join us for a special storytime with Princess Belle as she reads a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast! It's sure to be a magical day with your chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to the Theatre Under the Stars' enchanting musical production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast (July 6 - August 19, 2016).

Date and Location:
Indigo Granville
2505 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM

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IN PERSON: NANCY RIPTON
Meet Nancy Ripton – journalist, mother and cofounder of justthefactsbaby.com – as she talks about a baby's relationship with food and signs her new book, Baby Self-Feeding: Solid Food Solutions to Create Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, July 19th at 10:30 AM

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: EMILY GIFFIN
Join Jes Watson, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Living, in conversation with Emily Giffin, the international bestselling author of Something Borrowed and The One & Only, about Emily's newest novel, First Comes Love. Presented in partnership with Canadian Living.
Visit indigo.ca/events for full event details.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall, Toronto, ON
Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JENNIFER CARLSON
Join Jennifer Carlson, visionary behind Baby Gourmet – one of North America's biggest organic baby food brands – as she signs copies of her newest, pediatric dietician-approved baby food cookbook, Growing up Gourmet.

Date and Location:
Chapters Chinook
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB
Saturday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM

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In Conversation: Brian Francis, Farzana Doctor & Vivek Shraya
Celebrate diversity with Peel Pride and Pride Week in Peel as we welcome special guests Brian Francis, Farzana Doctor and Vivek Shraya.

Date and Location:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, ON
Sunday, July 24th at 12:00 PM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing a new Heather's Pick for July: LaRose by Louise Erdich. In this literary masterwork bestselling author Louise Erdrich wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence—but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. This is a story of sorrow and grief, as well as justice and forgiveness.

Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America's most distinguished literary masters.

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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.

July's Staff Pick of the Month is The Girls by Emma Cline.

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As Evie loses hold on the world around her, she comes closer and closer to unthinkable violence.   

An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong—this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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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 The Fireman by Joe Hill, bestselling novelist and son of the prolific Stephen King. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe - until the mysterious Fireman appears.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on July 27th at 7 PM EST to take part in a discussion with author Joe Hill.

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