May events at Indigo Books and Music

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - From an exclusive interview hosted by Indigo CEO Heather Reisman, a special Mother's Day book launch, and book signings and launches across Canada, Indigo and Chapters stores nationally host FREE, interactive events for the whole family through the month of May.

    
    IN CONVERSATIONS AND INDIGO EXCLUSIVES
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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: BOOK LAUNCH WITH BESTSELLING TEEN AUTHOR RICK RIORDAN

Join bestselling teen author Rick Riordan as he signs copies of Percy Jackson & the Olympians and launches the first book in his new Kane Chronicles series, The Red Pyramid. A family fun event for the whole family this Mother's Day.

    
    Indigo Yorkdale
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    3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON
    Sunday, May 9th, 4:00 pm
    

INDIGO CEO HEATHER REISMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH BLOGGER NEIL PASRICHA

Inspired by the Webby Award winning blog 1000 Awesome Things in which author Neil Pasricha posted one awesome thing in life each day, The Book of Awesome reminds readers of little things that make everyone smile. Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman sits down with Pasricha to discuss this universal high five for humanity. Book signing to follow.

    
    Indigo Manulife
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    55 Bloor Street West (at Bay Street), Toronto, ON
    Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 pm

    NATIONAL EVENTS
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BOOK LAUNCH WITH HOST OF TV'S 'AT THE END OF MY LEASH' BRAD PATTINSON

Animal trainer and human-being life coach Brad Pattison brings his innovative, tough-love training and counselling skills to the page in Unleashed. This Canadian dog advocate provides DIY training material that underlines how to teach one's dog to be a healthy, happy member of the family. Book signing will follow the launch event.

    
    Chapters Kelowna Orchard Park
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    2271 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna BC
    Saturday, May 1st, 2:00 pm
    

BOOK LAUNCH WITH BESTSELLING TEEN AUTHORS P.C. CAST AND KRISTIN CAST

Mother-daughter-duo and bestselling teen authors, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, celebrate the newest release in the House of Night series, Burned. Book signing will follow the launch event featuring prize giveaways and entertainment.

    
    Chapters Victoria
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    1212 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
    Saturday, May 1st, 2:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH GLOBE AND MAIL WRITER DEIRDRE KELLY

Join Globe and Mail features writer and local Toronto author Deirdre Kelly as she discusses and signs copies of Paris Times Eight, her engaging, poignant and often amusing memoir of growing to womanhood through eight visits to the City of Dreams.

    
    Indigo Manulife
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    55 Bloor Street West (at Bay Street), Toronto, ON
    Sunday, May 2nd, 2:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH BOOKER PRIZE WINNER YANN MARTEL

An astonishing and original new novel by the author of Life of Pi. Join Booker Prize winning author, Yann Martel, for a discussion and book signing as he launches the eagerly awaited, Beatrice & Virgil.

    
    Chapters Polo Festival
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    695 Empress Street, Winnipeg MB
    Monday, May 3rd, 7:00 pm

    Chapters Bayview
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    2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON
    Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00 pm

    Indigo Place Montréal Trust
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    1500 McGill College Avenue, Montréal PQ
    Thursday, May 13th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BEAUTY EXPERT PAULA BEGOUN

Internationally acclaimed beauty expert Paula Begoun signs copies of her book Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, a how-to guide that helps women make wise cosmetic and skin-care decisions.

    
    Indigo Yorkdale
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    3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON
    Thursday, May 6th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH GILLER PRIZE FINALIST KIM ECHLIN

Haunting, vivid, elegiac, The Disappeared is an unforgettable consideration of language, justice, and memory, at once a battle cry and a piercing lament, for truth, for love. Please join 2009 Giller Prize finalist and local author Kim Echlin for a book signing.

    
    Indigo Burlington
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    1250 Brant Street, Burlington ON
    Saturday, May 8th, 11:00 am
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH ACTIVIST LISA SHANNON

Join activist and ambassador for Women for Women International Lisa Shannon for a discussion and book signing. Inspired to take action after watching an episode of Oprah, Lisa Shannon made the life-changing decision to take action for women's rights in the Congo. A Thousand Sisters chronicles her journey and shares the incredible stories of the Congolese women she sponsored.

    
    Indigo Manulife
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    55 Bloor Street West (at Bay Street), Toronto, ON
    Monday, May 10th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK LAUNCH WITH BOOKER PRIZE WINNER RODDY DOYLE

Join Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle for the launch event of his new release, The Dead Republic. In three brilliant novels, A Star Called Henry, Oh, Play That Thing and The Dead Republic, Roddy Doyle has told the whole history of Ireland in the twentieth century. Book signing will follow the launch event.

    
    Chapters Robson
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    788 Robson Street, Vancouver BC
    Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH GOVERNOR GENERAL AWARD WINNER ARTHUR SLADE

Governor General Award winning author Arthur Slade signs copies of his latest instalment in the popular Hunchback Assignments series, The Dark Deeps.

    
    Chapters Brampton Market Mall
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    52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton ON
    Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL AUTHOR CATHERINE GILDINER

Join Catherine Gildiner as she shares stories from her fascinating life in the witty, moving and brilliant coming-of-age memoir, After the Falls. Book signing to follow discussion.

    
    Indigo Manulife
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    55 Bloor Street West (at Bay Street), Toronto, ON
    Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR BETH FANTASKEY

Popular young adult writer Beth Fantaskey discusses and signs copies of her new novel Jekel Loves Hyde - the story of a girl, a boy, a murder and a chemistry competition.

    
    Chapters Queensway
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    1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke ON
    Saturday, May 15th, 1:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH 2010 OLYMPIC MEN'S GOLD CURLING MEDALIST JOHN MORRIS

Join 2010 Olympic Men's Curling Gold Medalist, John Morris, as he signs copes of Fit to Curl, the first sport-specific guide to training for curling. The book offers insights into nutrition, team dynamics and the mental side of the game.

    
    Chapters Crowfoot
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    66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary AB
    Saturday, May 15th, 2:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION WITH POPULAR PARANORMAL TEEN AUTHORS

Teen authors Lesley Livingston (Darklight), Aprilynne Pike (Spells) and Kim Harrison (Black Magic Sanction) will be talking about their new books, discussing all things paranormal and taking audience questions. Book signing to follow.

    
    Chapters Burlington Woodview Place
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    3315 Fairview Street, Burlington ON
    Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00 pm

    Chapters Oshawa
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    419 King Street West, Oshawa ON
    Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00 pm

    Indigo Yorkdale
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    3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON
    Thursday, May 27th, 7:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH GLOBE AND MAIL COLUMNIST JOHN DOYLE

Join Globe and Mail columnist and television critic John Doyle as he signs copies of his new book, The World Is A Ball: The Joy, Madness And Meaning Of Soccer.

    
    Chapters St John's
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    70 Kenmount Street, St John's NL
    Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00 pm

    Chapters Bayers Lake Power Centre
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    188 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax NS
    Saturday, May 29th, 2:00 pm
    

BOOK SIGNING WITH 39 CLUES AUTHORS GORDON KORMAN AND PETER LERANGIS

Bestselling authors of the 39 Clues series Peter Lerangis and Gordon Korman sign copies of Book Seven: The Viper's Nest and Book Eight: The Emperor's Code.

    
    Indigo Yorkdale
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    3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON
    Sunday, May 30th, 1:00 pm
    

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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