June Events! Indigo CEO Heather Reisman Announces Six New Heather's Picks, Plus Meet Author and Ultimate Geek Girl Sam Maggs

JUNE EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC

TORONTO, June 1, 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 June.

IN PERSON: JENNY HAN
Join Jenny Han as she signs P.S. I Still Love You, her charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, where we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean.

Date and Location:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, Ontario
Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: SAM MAGGS
Join Toronto-based writer and ultimate geek girl Sam Maggs as she talks about and answers your questions about The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate and amazingly fun handbook for ladies living the nerdy life!

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: DAVID MATAS
Meet well-known international human rights advocate David Matas as he reads from and signs his autobiography, Why Did You Do That?, an inspiring call to join the cause.

Date and Location:
Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Tuesday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.

IN CONVERSATION: FACT VS. FICTION

Join Penguin Random House Senior Editor Adrienne Kerr in conversation with author D.J. McIntosh as she celebrates the release of the thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Mesopotamian trilogy, The Angel of Eden, and explores the often contentious and always complex dynamic between fiction and nonfiction alongside award-winning science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer and veteran Toronto Star crime writer, Peter Edwards.  A book signing will follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

PLUS:

INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: AN EVENING WITH ELIZABETH GILBERT FEATURING THE TORONTO ETSY STREET TEAM POP-UP MARKET

Join us this September for a Canadian exclusive as the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, discusses her highly anticipated new book,Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Be inspired as she shares unique insights about creativity and talks about how to embrace curiosity and infuse your everyday life with more mindfulness and passion.  

Pre-order your ticket now! The $35 ticket includes general admission, entry to the pre-event Toronto Etsy Street Team Pop-Up Market and a pre-signed copy of Big Magic. The pre-signed copy of Big Magic will be distributed to ticket holders at the venue on the evening of the event.  Visit indigo.ca/events for more information.

Date and Location:
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W, Toronto, ON
Monday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.

NEW HEATHER'S PICKS

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, is announcing six new Heather's Picks:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough,   Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change The Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay, Melvis and Elvis by Dennis Lee, and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier.

The final book by Haruf, a master of American literature, Our Souls at Night follows the journey of a man and woman who come together in advanced age to wrestle with the events of their lives and hopes for the future. Set in the familiar town of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Haruf's inimitable fiction, the brave adventures of Addie Moore and Louis Waters are hugely resonant and deeply impactful. 

In The Wright Brothers, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change The Way You Cook is based off the James Beard award winning column of the same name on Food52.  It is a compilation of genius recipes from the world's greatest chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi and Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune, almost baffling in their simplicity at times, and always delicious.

Franklin and Mackay's Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-smoking Manifesto is a complete meat- and brisket-cooking education from owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue – winner of Texas Monthly's coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award.

Canadian kidslit legend Dennis Lee's Melvis and Elvis is the author's first new children's collection in more than a decade - in collaboration with bestselling illustrator Jeremy Tankard.

Sisters is the companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile.

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 Spotlight title is Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy.

Our experts' favourite new Southern noir is as dark and rich as molasses, with searing insights into the hard truths we all face and a father-son relationship you won't soon forget. Jacob has a few days left to decide the rest of his life. Inherit the family meth ring – or risk everything to start over with his sweetheart. Drink in an intoxicating fiction debut that reads like an episode of Breaking Bad (if it were written by Stephen King). Part love story, part crime drama, Where All Light Tends to Go is the perfect summer read to give (or to keep).

#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 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Delve into Lee's classic novel, a tale about heroism and injustice in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice. The sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, will be released July 14th – now is the time to get caught up with Scout, Atticus and Boo Radley.

Join an online discussion on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Follow @chaptersindigo and use #WorldsBiggestBookClub to take part in the online discussion.  

This month, two incredible authors will join us to discuss Lee's perennial classic. Heather O'Neill (@lethal_heroine), author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and most recently, Daydreams of Angels, and Shilpi Somaya Gowda (@ShilpiGowda), author of Secret Daughter and the soon-to-be-released The Golden Sun, will weigh in with their thoughts and insights on To Kill a Mockingbird  

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

For further information: Sarah Feldman, Coordinator, Public Relations, 416-364-4499 x 8569, sfeldman@indigo.ca

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