March events at Indigo: Spring into a new month with two new Heather's Picks, and take part in the #ExperienceIndigo Instagram contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card!i

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 March.ii

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ -

In Conversation: Cat & Nat with Tracy Moore
Meet Cat & Nat, the Toronto-based dynamic duo that has cultivated a rapidly-exploding community of likeminded moms by redefining the paradigm of "the perfect mom." With honesty and humour, Cat & Nat have amassed a major social media following by rallying against unrealistic portrayals of motherhood, and are best-known for their virally famous #momtruths, which have garnered hundreds of millions of views around the world. Enjoy an evening of laughter and camaraderie as Cat & Nat share the reality of raising 7 kids while building an online community, and discuss their favourite books that have helped them along the way. This event is part of the #ExperienceIndigo campaign, which encourages Canadians from coast-to-coast to share their love of reading and unique connection to their local Indigo store.

This event will be moderated by Tracy Moore, host of Cityline, Canada's longest running daytime talk show.

Event Guidelines:

  • Moderated discussion to be followed by an audience Q&A.
  • Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The first 50 attendees to arrive and sign in at the tech desk will receive a gift bag following the event.
  • This event is free and open to the public.
  • Please note: this is not a signing event.

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, March 1
7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: Opening Weekend
Your local Canadian bookstore has a fresh new look! Join us to celebrate the refreshed and rebranded Indigo Dalhousie in Calgary, Alberta with events and activities all weekend long. Plus, to celebrate the opening, the first 50 people in line at Indigo Dalhousie on Saturday, March 4th will receive a $10 Indigo gift card.

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Saturday, March 4Sunday, March 5

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: Dog Man Storytime & Character Visit
Join us for a special Storytime and craft activity! Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants will be making an appearance, so get your cameras ready!

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Saturday, March 4
11:00 AM

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: Austin Latta Trio Performs Live
Groove to the smooth jazz sounds of Indigo's very own Austin Latta Trio.

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Saturday, March 4
12:00 PM1:00 PM
2:00 PM4:00 PM

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: In Person - Glenn Dixon
Meet Glenn Dixon, bestselling author of Juliet's Answer, a fresh, heartwarming story about a man who travels to Verona, where he answers letters addressed to Shakespeare's Juliet, all in an attempt to understand heartbreak, to heal and to find love again.

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Saturday, March 4
4:00 PM

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: Geronimo Stilton Storytime & Character Visit
Join us for a special Storytime and craft activity! Geronimo Stilton, the beloved, adventure seeking mouse will be making an appearance.

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Sunday, March 5
11:00 AM

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Indigo Dalhousie Celebration: Klutz Activity
Join us for a special craft activity! Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyers take paper airplanes to the next level. Come fold a flyer that can take down an evil Empire.

Date and Location:
Indigo Dalhousie
Calgary, AB
Sunday, March 5
2:00 PM

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In Person: Melissa Maker
Join the wildly popular YouTube star, Melissa Maker as she signs copies of her long-awaited debut book, Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster-and Loving Your Home Every Day.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Thursday, March 9
7:00 PM

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IndigoKids Presents: Storytime with Princess Belle
Join us for a special Storytime and sing-along with Princess Belle as she reads a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Plus have the opportunity to get her autograph and pose for photos with a real princess! Learn more about Princess Belle at www.everafterentertainment.ca.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Erin Mills
Mississauga, ON
Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM

Chapters Newmarket
Newmarket, ON
Sunday, March 12
11:00 AM

Chapters Vega
Mississauga, ON
Monday, March 13
12:00 PM

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IndigoKids Presents: Ted Staunton
Join award-winning kid's author Ted Staunton as he signs copies of Bounced – a detective story with as many laughs as there are twists and turns!

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Peterborough
Peterborough, ON
Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM

Chapters Belleville
Belleville, ON
Saturday, March 18
11:00 AM

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In Conversation: Vikram Vij
Join Vikram Vij, one of Canada's great chefs, as he shares his story of the trials and triumphs in building a world-renowned food empire and signs copies of his new memoir, Vij: A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase.

 

Dates and Locations:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Thursday, March 9
7:00 PM

Coles Southgate Centre
Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, March 29
7:00 PM

Please note the following guidelines for the Coles Southgate Centre signing:

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In Conversation: Sarah Andersen
Join Sarah Andersen, creator of the hugely popular, world-famous web comic series Sarah's Scribbles, as she discusses Big Mushy Happy Lump, her follow-up to Adulthood is a Myth. Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Thursday, March 30
7:00 PM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICK

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing two new Heather's Picks for March: The Break by Katherena Vermette, and Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers by Suze Yalof Schwartz.

Currently a Canada Reads 2017 finalist, Katherena Vermette's The Break begins as Stella, a young Metis mother, looks out of her window and spots someone in trouble on the Break – a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her home – she calls the police to alert them of a possible crime. Told through a series of shifting narratives, Vermette takes the reader on a harrowing journey through Winnipeg's North End. This powerful intergenerational family saga showcases Vermette's abundant writing talent, and the strength and resilience of women who support one another.   

Unplug is a must-read for anyone who feels bogged down by a never-ending to-do list. According to author Suze Yalof Schwartz, who is the founder and CEO of the ground-breaking LA-based meditation studio Unplug Meditation, it's essential to consciously unplug for a few minutes each day to meditate. This modernized approach to meditation will appeal to anyone, even if - especially if - you believe you have no time, you can't sit still, or that "it's just not you." Schwartz debunks the common misperceptions about meditation, and shares techniques and tips to easily incorporate meditation into your daily life.

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#EXPERIENCEINDIGO INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Indigo, the world's first cultural department store, is inviting Canadians to #AlwaysBeReading and #ExperienceIndigo, by sharing a photo of their most recent store visit!

  • Customers are invited to participate in an Instagram contest until March 31, 2017. 
  • Fans are asked to share a photo of their most recent store visit on Instagram using the hashtags #ExperienceIndigo and #Contest, plus follow and tag @chaptersindigo
  • Fans can enter biweekly for a chance to win 1 of 4 $100 Indigo gift cards.
  • For full contest details visit indigo.ca/experienceindigocontest.

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INDIGO'S STAFF PICK 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.

The Staff Pick of the Month for March is The Forgetting Time by Shannon Guskin.

Single mom Janie is trying to figure out what is going on with her beloved son Noah. Noah has never been ordinary. He loves to make up stories – but this time, it's gone too far. Noah is convinced he's lived another life, and that Janie is not his mother.

At once a riveting mystery and a testament to the profound connection between a child and parent, The Forgetting Time will lead you to re-evaluate everything you believe. Gorgeously written and fearlessly provocative, Sharon Guskin's debut explores the lengths we will go for our children. It examines what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning, and everything in between.

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i Click here for more information and to view full contest rules: indigo.ca/experienceindigocontest
ii At participating locations. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Event materials may be limited and events are subject to cancellation or change without notice.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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