May events: Meet Kelly Oxford, Gabourey Sidibe, Nicola Yoon and Sarah J. Maas at Indigo stores across Canada, and participate in Indigo's #readthenorth contest for the chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards and a prize pack of Canadian books!(i)

TORONTO, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ -

MAY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new releases, Indigo stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in May.ii

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IN PERSON: NICOLA YOON & STELLA MEGHIE
The book you love is now a major motion picture – in theatres May 19th! Join author Nicola Yoon as she signs copies of Everything, Everything. Plus, meet first-time Director Stella Meghie as she celebrates the release of her new movie based on the acclaimed bestselling novel. Visit indigo.ca/events for full details.

Event details:

  • The first 50 fans will receive a ticket to a special sneak screening of the movie taking place that evening at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP.
  • Screening starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Limit of 1 pre-screening ticket per person for the first 50 fans.
  • Event date and time subject to change without notice.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto, ON
Thursday, May 4
5:30 PM

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IN PERSON: KELLY OXFORD
Join the bestselling author of #1 Canadian and New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect, Kelly Oxford, as she discusses her deeper and even funnier new collection of essays, When You Find Out The World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, AB
Thursday, May 4
7:00 PM

Indigo Granville
Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 6
2:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS AND AMERICAN GIRL® PRESENT: MEET Z YANG & MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT!
Z Yang is an imaginative filmmaker who develops her own take on the world around her. Plus, celebrate "Mom and me" time with an Orb Factory PlushCraft Flower Mini Purse and Mother's Day card making.iii

Date and Location:
Participating American Girl Specialty boutique locations across Canada
Saturday, May 6th
11:00 AM

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IN PERSON: JEROME BUTING
Join author of Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System and Steven Avery's defense lawyer in Netflix's Making a Murderer, Jerome Buting, as he signs copies of this powerful narrative.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Place Montreal Trust
Montreal, QC
Saturday, May 6
1:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ANNE BÉRUBÉ
Join life coach and inspirational speaker Anne Bérubé as she signs copies of Be Feel Think Do: A Memoir.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Dartmouth
Dartmouth, NS
Tuesday, May 9
7:00 PM

Chapters Halifax
Halifax, NS
Wednesday, May 10
7:00 PM

Chapters Moncton
Moncton, NB
Sunday, May 14
2:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: DAMIAN ASHER & OMAR MOUALLEM
Join Damian Asher, a captain in the Fort McMurray Fire Department, as he discusses his new book, Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray, with co-author and journalist Omar Mouallem.

Date and Locations:
Chapters West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, May 9
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: MARY WALSH
Join actress, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh as she discusses her brilliantly funny and poignant debut novel, Crying For The Moon: A Novel. Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Chapters St. John's
St. John's, NFLD
Thursday, May 11
7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY & LESLIE HUNG
Join Canadian cartoonist best known for the Scott Pilgrim series, Bryan Lee O'Malley, and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung as they sign copies of their latest Image Comics release, Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto, ON
Friday, May 12
7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ELISA GOODKIND & LILY MANDELBAUM
Join the mother-daughter team of the blog StyleLikeU, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum as they sign copies of True Style Is What's Underneath: The Self-Acceptance Revolution.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Friday, May 12
7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: PERFECT FOR MOM CRAFTS
Kids are invited to create a Mother's Day gift with love and join us for a special storytime! Featuring Melissa & Doug.

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo & Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, May 13
11:00 AM

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IN CONVERSATION: GABOUREY SIDIBE
Join Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress Gabourey Sidibe as she discusses her much-awaited memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare with Anne T. Donahue. Book signing to follow.

Please note: Memorabilia is not permitted at this event and will not be signed.

Dates and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Monday, May 15
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: JENNY HAN
Join YA author Jenny Han, as she signs copies of her surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You, Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

Date and Locations:
Chapters Metrotown
Burnaby, BC
Monday, May 15
7:00 PM

Indigo Yorkdale
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, May 17
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: JOY McCARTHY
Join holistic nutritionist and creator of the popular blog Joyous Health, Joy McCarthy, as she signs and discusses Joyous Detox: Your Complete Plan and Cookbook to Be Vibrant Every Day.

Dates and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Thursday, May 18
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: SARAH J. MAAS
Join fantasy author Sarah J. Mass as she discusses the thrilling third book in her #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, A Court of Wings and Ruin with book blogger Jenn Hubbs of Lost in a Great Book. Book signing to follow – please see full signing guidelines at indigo.ca/events.

Signing Guidelines:

  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Sarah J. Maas will sign copies of her books for the first 250 guests who have a wristband
  • Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 250 guests who purchase a copy of A Court of Wings and Ruin; book must be purchased on the day of the event at the hosting store to get a wristband
  • Limit to three (3) Sarah J. Maas books signed per wristband; Sarah J. Maas will sign one book and the 2nd/3rd will be stamped with her signature
  • No posed photography and/or recording devices permitted

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Sunday, May 21
1:00 PM

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IN CONVERATION: YA FANTASY PANEL
Join best-selling YA Authors Morgan Rhodes, Elly Blake and E.K. Johnston as they discuss all their latest books! Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo North London
London, ON
Saturday, May 27
2:00 PM

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IN CONVERATION: KARMA BROWN & KATE HILTON
Join bestselling authors Karma Brown and Kate Hilton as they discuss their new novels In This Moment and Just Like Family. Plus, purchase early released finished copies of their books to have them signed by the authors!

Date and Location:
Chapters Sudbury
Sudbury, ON
Monday, May 29
7:00 PM

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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.

The May Staff Pick of the Month is Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig. Meet Ginny Moon. She's mostly your average teenager: she plays flute in the school band, has weekly basketball practice and reads Robert Frost poems for English class. But Ginny is autistic. And so what's important to her might seem a bit different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, listening to Michael Jackson, taking care of her baby doll, and crafting a Big Secret Plan of escape. Ginny has been in foster care for years, and for the first time in her life, she has found her "forever home." Though this is exactly the kind of home that all foster kids are hoping for, Ginny has other plans – and she'll go so far as to try to get herself kidnapped in order to escape.

Told in an extraordinary and wholly original voice, Ginny Moon is at once quirky, charming, big-hearted, and poignant. It's the story of an outsider trying to find a place to belong, and about making sense of a world that just doesn't seem to add up.

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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 Roughneck, a masterwork from Canadian cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Lemire – the bestselling and award-winning mind behind Secret Path and Essex County.

Roughneck is an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. After Derek Ouelette's hockey career ended, he's been living off of his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up. He never expected his long-lost sister, Beth, to show up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Roughneck is a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story of family, heritage, and the desire to break the cycle of violence at any cost from one of today's most acclaimed comic creators.

We hope you will join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party at @chaptersindigo on Wednesday, May 31st at 7 PM. Author Jeff Lemire (@jefflemire) will be taking part to answer reader questions about his book.

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#READTHENORTH: CELEBRATE THE BEST IN CANADIAN LITERATURE
Indigo is thrilled to shine light on Canada's incredible wealth of writing talent this summer, as part of an evergreen movement called #ReadtheNorth. Acclaimed writers, novelists and poets like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Wab Kinew and Andre Alexis represent a small but significant portion of Canada's celebrated and diverse writing community. Through this campaign, Indigo hopes to inspire Canadians to develop a deeper appreciation for Canada's authors and their works. 

Canadians who love the idea of reading Canadian literature, but don't know where to start, can turn to Indigo's Read the North online shop and in-store table for frequently updated reading recommendations. Plus, booklovers can share (and wear) their Canadian pride with #ReadtheNorth sweatshirts, t-shirts, totes and mugs, all available at indigo.ca.

#READTHENORTH CONTEST
This summer – and beyond – Indigo is inviting booklovers to share their love of Canadian literature on social media, using the hashtag #ReadtheNorth. With Canada's 150th birthday coming up, there's no better way to celebrate than with a great Canadian book.

Canadians are encouraged to share a photo of how they #ReadtheNorth on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter for the chance to win one of three $150 gift cards and a #ReadtheNorth prize pack of Canadian books. Tag @chaptersindigo and use the hashtag #ReadtheNorth to be eligible to win.i For more information, visit: www.indigo.ca/en-ca/read-the-north/contest/.

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i No purchase necessary. Contest open April 25 – May 31, 2017 ("Contest Period. Open to residents of Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec, who are: (i) age of majority or older; and (ii) a registered Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter account holder. Limit: one entry per unique upload of a photo. Three (3) prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) $150 Indigo gift card, one (1) Read the North tote bag, three (3) books (ARV $250) (the "Prize"). Limit: one Prize per person. To enter during the Contest Period: entrants must upload one (1) eligible photo of their #ReadTheNorth moment to their Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter feed, follow @chaptersindigo, use hashtags #ReadTheNorth and #Contest, and tag @chaptersindigo. Winners to be selected via a random draw on June 1, 2017.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during Contest Period. Mathematical skill testing question required. For full contest rules visit: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/read-the-north/contest/

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.

iii At participating American Girl® Speciality boutique 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.

For further information: For media requests please contact: Sarah Feldman, Specialist, Public Relations, 416-364-4499 x 8569, sfeldman@indigo.ca

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