May events! Spring forward with the latest Heather's Pick, Shoe Dog by Nike founder Phil Knight, and meet Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You, at Indigo Bay & Bloor in Toronto

MAY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

TORONTO, May 2, 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 May.

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IN PERSON: E.K. JOHNSTON
Join local YA author E.K. Johnston as she signs her ground-breaking new novel Exit, Pursued by a Bear – a timely novel about hope and strength following a traumatic event.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Belleville
390 Front Street North, Belleville, ON
Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM

Chapters South London
1037 Wellington Road, London, ON
Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JODY MITIC
Meet Canadian elite sniper, Ottawa City Councillor and finalist in 2013's Amazing Race Canada, Jody Mitic, as he signs his memoir Unflinching, revealing his personal journey into the Canadian military and what happened after he returned home. Unflinching is also the #IndigoBookClub pick of the month for May.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:30 PM

Coles Pembroke
1100 Pembroke St. E, Unit 208, Pembroke, ON
Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 PM

Chapters Gloucester
2401 City Park Drive, Gloucester, ON
Thursday, May 5th at 5:30 PM

Indigo North Town Mall
9450-137 Avenue NW, Unit 186, Edmonton, AB
Friday, May 13th at 7:00 PM

Chapters Victoria
1212 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Saturday, May 14th at 2:00 PM

Indigospirit Granville & Robson
810 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: KIERA CASS
Join New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass as she signs and discusses The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, ON
Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 PM

Chapters Oshawa
419 King Street West, Oshawa, ON
Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: LORENE SHYBA & CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
Celebrate the release of Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind with Lorene Shyba and a variety of contributing authors. This collection of powerful chapters, written by eminent Canadian and international forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, delves into the disturbed human psyche to help build a solution to the problem of understanding mental illness within the criminal justice system.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Macleod Trail
9631 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB
Thursday, May 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JULIE ALBERT AND LISA GNAT
Meet cookbook authors Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat as they celebrate the release of their latest cookbook! Lick Your Plate is a must-have collection of 160 recipes that satisfy the needs of all home cooks: fast, fresh, foolproof and family-friendly.

Date and Location:
Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON
Friday, May 6th at 4:00 PM

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IN PERSON: KAYE CALLARD
Meet children's fiction writer and amateur baker Kaye Callard as she demonstrates cake decorating with techniques for both beginners and more advanced bakers at Centre Court. The demonstration will be followed by a book signing of Fun with Frosting at the Coles store.

Date and Location:
Coles Carlingwood
2121 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 AM

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IN PERSON: KELLY CHILDS & ERINN WEATHERBIE
Join the mother-daughter team behind the fabulously successful, award-winning Kelly's Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Café as they sign copies of their cookbook, Made with Love.

Date and location:
Indigo Burlington
1250 Brant Street #102, Burlington, ON
Saturday, May 7th at 2:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: MOMMY & ME
Join us for a special storytime and use your imagination to craft a sweet offering for a marvelous mom!

Date and location:
All Indigo and Chapters locations (except Indigospirit, Coles and Smithbooks)
Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: CHRIS GUILLEBEAU
Join award-winning blogger and author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, Neil Pasricha, in conversation with Chris Guillebeau, bestselling author of The $100 Startup and The Happiness Pursuit, about Guillebeau's newest book. Born For This examines the individuals who have found or created their "dream job" and shares tools and guidelines to find the career that is just right for you. Book signing to follow.

Date and location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Monday, May 9th at 7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: BARRY AVRICH
Join one of Canada's most respected broadcast journalists, Lloyd Robertson, in conversation with self-made film producer/director, advertising executive, and legendary connector of moguls and stars, Barry Avrich, about his compelling new memoir. Moguls, Monsters and Madmen is an extraordinary exposé of show business and some of its most notorious characters from Frank Sinatra to Lauren Bacall and more! Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:

Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: SARAH MLYNOWSKI
Join Sarah Mlynowski, author of New York Times bestselling series, Whatever After, as she signs copies and talks about her newest installment, Whatever After #9: Genie in a Bottle.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Yonge and Eglinton
2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM

Chapters Oakville
310 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON
Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ELIZABETH HAY
Meet Ottawa's own bestselling and prize-winning author Elizabeth Hay as she signs her latest book, His Whole Life. This captivating novel is an unconventional coming-of-age story as only she could tell it.

Date and Location:
Chapters Gloucester
2401 City Park Drive, Gloucester, ON
Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 PM

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INDIGO PRESENTS: THINK OUTSIDE WITH ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOOKS
Calling all campers and outdoor enthusiasts! Get ready for your next outdoor adventure with Rocky Mountain Books! We will have seven of Rocky Mountain Books best authors in store to talk camping, hiking and the great outdoors: D. Larraine Andrews, Jocey Asnog, Gillean Daffern, Tony Daffern, Alan Kane, Andrew J. Nugara and Brandon Pullan.

Date and Location:
Indigo Signal Hill
5570 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary, AB
Saturday, May 14th from 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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IN PERSON: MARIE KYRIAKOU
Meet Marie Kyriakou, well-known for her work in cinema, theatre and television in Greece. Marie is constantly inspired by children and devoted to helping several charities for children in need. The creation of her beloved little character Mike the Little Bean from the best-selling children's book series is an extension of her love. She will be signing copies of her latest book in the Mike the Little Bean series, as well her other books.

Visit indigo.ca/events for full event guidelines.

Date and Location:
Indigo Laval
900 Le Corbusier Boulevard, Laval, QC
Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JOJO MOYES

Join Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You, as we celebrate the upcoming release of the major motion picture based on this heartbreakingly romantic novel and unforgettable love story with a book signing!

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, May 18th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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IN PERSON:  ISABELLE LAFLECHE
After conquering the hearts of thousands of fashionistas, Isabelle Laflèche is back with her new novel, J'adore Rome, featuring the new adventures of Catherine Lambert. Come and meet her as she signs copies of her latest novel.

Date and Location:
Indigo Place Montreal Trust
1500, avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC
Thursday, May 19th at 4:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ROBERT HERJAVEC
Join Robert Herjavec - one of North America's most successful businessmen and the "Nice Shark" on ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit show SHARK TANK – as he talks about and signs his entertaining, enlightening and effective new book, You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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IN PERSON:  ISABELLE LAFLECHE AND NATHALIE ROY
Meet two of Quebec's bestselling authors, Nathalie Roy and Isabelle Laflèche, as they sign their newest books. J'adore Rome and Ça peut pas être pire... the books you need to escape this summer!

Date and Location:
Indigo Brossard
9320, boul. Leduc, Brossard, QC
Sunday, May 21st at 12:00 PM

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IN PERSON: THERESE CILIA
Meet local painter and illustrator Thérèse Cilia - whose whimsical and detailed work is often found in children's literature - as she signs her newest book collaboration, Bullet the New Steam Engine.

Date and Location:
Chapters Belleville
390 Front Street North, Belleville, ON
Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 PM

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IN PERSON: MICHAEL CRUMMEY, LISA MOORE AND ED RICHE
Listen to bestselling authors from the east coast Michael CrummeyLisa Moore and Ed Riche as they read from their respective most recent books. The readings will be followed by a book signing.

Date and Location:
Chapters St. John's
70 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NL
Saturday May 28th at 1:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JORDAN STRATFORD|
Join us for a fun afternoon with Saltspring Island author Jordan Stratford as he reads excerpts from his latest book in the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series, The Case Of The Girl In Grey. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Victoria
1212 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM

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IN PERSON: CAROLINE PIGNAT
Join Ottawa's Caroline Pignat - author of seven critically acclaimed YA novels including Greener Grass, the 2009 Governor General's Award winner – as she reads and talk about her newest book, Shooter. Book signing to follow.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Kanata
400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata, ON
Saturday, May 28th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: JUSTIN CRONIN
Meet international bestselling author Justin Cronin as he discusses one of the most anticipated releases of the year! The City of Mirrors is the third and final installment The Passage trilogy - you will not want to miss the thrilling conclusion to this epic series! Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Chapters Chinook
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB
Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICK

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing a new Heather's Pick for May: Shoe Dog by Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight.

In Shoe Dog, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares for the first time ever the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight's Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it's one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that's surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. 

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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.

May's Staff Pick of the Month is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther than her tiny village in England. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common in a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks: What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

There's still time to read this book before the movie hits theatres in June (click HERE to watch the trailer)! Fans in Toronto can also meet Jojo Moyes at Indigo Bay & Bloor on May 18th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

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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 Unflinching by Jody Mitic.

Elite sniper Jody Mitic loved being a soldier. His raw, candid, and engrossing memoir follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees.

Determined to be of service to his family and to his country, he refused to let injury defeat him. Within three years after the explosion, he was not only walking again, he was running. By 2013, he was a star on the blockbuster reality TV show The Amazing Race. In 2014, Jody reinvented himself yet again, winning a seat as a city councillor for Ottawa.

Unflinching is a powerful chronicle of the honour and sacrifice of an ordinary Canadian fighting for his country, and an authentic portrait of military life. It's also an inspirational memoir about living your dreams, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, and having the courage to soldier on.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on May 25th at 7 PM EST to take part in a discussion with author Jody Mitic. Jody Mitic will also partake in six author events across Canada this May.

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SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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