October Events: Test the hottest holiday toys at the annual IndigoKids Open House, plus book signings with Mike Myers and Wayne Gretzky!

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -

MAKE IT AN INDIGO WEEKEND:

Indigo, the world's first cultural department store for booklovers is thrilled to invite Canadians from coast-to-coast to Make It an Indigo Weekend. The fall campaign has launched at all Indigo, Chapters, Coles and Indigospirit locations and runs through October 31st, 2016.

Each "Make It an Indigo Weekend" will have a unique theme, such as The Booklover's Season, Thanksgiving and Halloween.  Customers will enjoy special events and promotions, as well as enjoy major book launches. This month, look forward to the launch of Canada by Mike Myers and 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky. Both legendary authors will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new book at select stores across Canada. Full event details can be found at indigo.ca/events.

Plus, enjoy the annual IndigoKids Open House, taking place at all Indigo and Chapters locations across Canada on Saturday, October 22nd. The IndigoKids Open House is the perfect time to try and test the newest, hottest toys and books that are sure to be on every kid's list this holiday season.

To help plan your Indigo weekend, visit indigo.ca/weekend for more details, weekly promotions and in-store events.

#INDIGOWEEKEND CONTEST
Share your Indigo Weekend moment for the chance to win a $100 gift card and $100 worth of plum® points every other week between September 8th and October 30th, 2016.

Here's how to enter:

  • Step #1 - Follow @chaptersindigo on Instagram
  • Step #2 - Post a photo of your Indigo Weekend moment (which is a photo of you celebrating the weekend with Indigo at home or in-store) on your Instagram account, tag @chaptersindigo and include the hashtags #IndigoWeekend and #Contest.

Click here for more details. For full contest rules, click here to view in English and here to view in French.

MAKE IT AN INDIGO WEEKEND - INDIGOKIDS EVENTS

EVENT: INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS - PUMPKIN PATCH
Celebrate the season and decorate a gourd-eous mini pumpkin.
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 AM

EVENT: INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS - PYJAMA JAM STORYTIME
Wear your PJs and get ready to launch an out of this world storytime and activity!
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 AM

EVENT: INDIGOKIDS OPEN HOUSE
Storytime, hands-on play, activities, giveaways & more! Fun for the entire family. The ideal time to test out the very best toys and books that are sure to be found on every kid's holiday list.
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 AM

EVENTS: INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS - SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARADE
Come in dressed up to enjoy storytime, activities and a costume parade!
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 AM

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OCTOBER EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

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 October.

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IN PERSON: ALAN CUMMING AND RACHEL GIESE
Join beloved actor and famous man-on-the-scene Alan Cumming as he signs and discusses his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures. With special guest Rachel Giese. Please note: event will end at 7:30PM sharp.

Date and location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Monday, October 3rd from 6:00 PM7:30 PM SHARP

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IN CONVERSATION: BOB COLE AND RON MacLEAN
Join hockey's most famous voice and legendary Canadian play-by-play announcer Bob Cole as he discusses his new memoir, Now I'm Catching On: My Life On and Off the Air, with Ron MacLean. Book signing to follow.

Date and location:
Chapters St. John's
70 Kenmount Road, St John's,Newfoundland and Labrador
Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 PM7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ANNA OLSON
Join Canada's baking sweetheart, Anna Olson as she signs copies of Bake With Anna Olson: More Than 125 Simple, Scrumptious And Sensational Recipes to Make You a Better Baker.

Date and Location:
Chapters Ancaster
737 Golf Links Road, Unit 1, Ancaster, Ontario
Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: MARLOWE & THE MIX
Join JUNO-Nominated kids pop act Marlowe & the MiX as they perform songs from their album, LiVE in COLOUR!

Dates and Locations:

Chapters Bayview
2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 AM

Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 AM

Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 AM

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GRAND OPENING: INDIGOSPIRIT MARKET MALL
WE'RE BACK! Join us on Saturday, October 8th to celebrate. We will have great prizes and giveaways including $10 gift cards for the first 50 people in line. Doors open at 9:30 AM. PLUS, MEET CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG!

Date and Location:
Indigospirit Market Mall
Calgary, AB
Saturday, October 8th at 9:30 AM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: PUMPKIN PATCH
Celebrate the season and decorate a gourd-eous mini pumpkin.

Date and location:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 AM

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IN PERSON: DANIELLE WALKER
Join Danielle Walker, two-time New York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple as she signs and discusses her newest cookbook, Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion.

Date and location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: RAINA TELGEMEIER
Join #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier as she signs copies of her newest book, Ghosts!

Date and Locations:
Chapters Vega
3050 Vega Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario
Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: PYJAMA JAM STORYTIME
Wear your PJs and get ready to launch an out of this world storytime and activity!

Date and Location:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 AM

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IN CONVERSATION: JAMES DASHNER AND KEVIN SYLVESTER
Join James Dashner as he signs and discusses the fifth book in his #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series – The Fever Code, the story of how the maze was built. With special guest, Kevin Sylvester.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 15th from 3:00 PM5:00 PM

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IN PERSON: MICHAEL SMITH
Join one of Canada's most celebrated chefs, Michael Smith, as he signs copies of Real Food, Real Good: Eat Well With Over 100 Of My Simple, Wholesome Recipes.

Date and Location:
Chapters Belleville
390 Front Street North, Belleville, Ontario
Saturday, October 15th from 3:00 PM5:00 PM

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IN PERSON: WAYNE GRETZKY
Join The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, as he signs copies of 99: Stories Of The Game. For full event guidelines, visit indigo.ca/events.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Sunday, October 16th from 12:00 PM2:00 PM

Chapters Barrie
76 Barrie View Drive, Barrie, ON
Sunday, October 16th from 4:00 PM6:00 PM

Chapters West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB
Monday, October 24th from 7:00 PM9:00 PM

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IN PERSON: AYESHA CURRY
Join Canadian home-chef, Ayesha Curry, as she signs copies of her family-centric cookbook, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, And The Joy Of Eating Well.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: TEEN TOUR
Join YA authors Lauren OliverKendare Blake and M-E Girard as they discuss and sign their latest books.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario
Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM

Chapters Oshawa
419 King St. W, Oshawa, ON
Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ELIN HILDERBRAND
Join New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand as she signs copies of the heartwarming conclusion to her Winter Street TrilogyWinter Storms.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Burlington
3315 Fairview, Burlington, ON
Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM

Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: MYLES GOODWYN
Join singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn as he signs copies of his memoir: Just Between You and Me. Plus, enjoy an exclusive performance!

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: OPEN HOUSE
Storytime, hands-on play, activities, giveaways & more! Fun for the entire family. The ideal time to test out the very best toys and books on every kid's holiday list.

Date and Location:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 AM

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IN CONVERSATION: ESTEE LALONDE
Join YouTube star Estée Lalonde as she discusses and signs copies of Bloom: Navigating Life And Style with one of the country's leading style experts, Afiya Francisco.

Date and Location:
Chapters Waterloo
428 King St. North, Waterloo, ON
Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: THE LADY IS A CHAMP
Join Marie LuCatherine EganMorgan Rhodes and Kiersten White as they discuss their latest YA titles. Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Chapters Brampton
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, ON
Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM

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IN PERSON: MIKE MYERS
Join comedy superstar, Mike Myers, as he signs copies of his hilarious and heartfelt new book, Canada.
Pre-order Canada now for your chance to win a personalized message and signed hockey jersey from Mike Myers. View full event details at indigo.ca/events.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Monday, October 24th at 7:00 PM

Indigo Place Montreal Trust
1500, avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: TEEN TOUR
Join YA authors Victoria Schwab and Melissa De La Cruz as they discuss and sign their latest books.

Date and Location:
Chapters Oshawa
419 King St. W, Oshawa, ON
Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: DARRYL SITTLER
Join one of the greatest players ever to wear a Maple Leafs uniform, Darryl Sittler, as he signs copies of Captain: My Life And Career. View full event details at indigo.ca/events.

Date and Location:
Chapters South London
1037 Wellington Road, London, ON
Wednesday, October 26th from 7:00 PM8:30 PM

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IN PERSON: DAVID ROCCO
Join celebrity chef David Rocco as he signs copies of his newest cookbook, Dolce Famiglia.

Date and Location:
Indigospirit First Canadian Place
1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
Thursday, October 27th at 12:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: TEEN TOUR
Join YA authors Victoria Schwab and M-E Girard as they discuss and sign their latest books.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARADE
Come in dressed up to enjoy storytime, activities and a costume parade!

Date and Location:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 AM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing two new Heather's Pick for October: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

The newest release by Canadian author Zoe Whittall, The Best Kind of People forces the reader to ask: "What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?" After George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school, his family is thrown entirely off balance. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage; his daughter becomes a social pariah; his son comes to his defence. With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.

Bruce Springsteen's memoir, Born to Run, will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed The Boss. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humour, and originality found in his songs. Rarely has a performer told their story with such force and sweep.

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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 an incredible collection of poetry by a young, Canadian author – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. About loss and survival; abuse, love and femininity, Rupi's collection is divided into four chapters, each full of short, poignant poems that serve a different purpose. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look. The perfect collection for those looking to read more poetry.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on Wednesday, October 26th at 7 PM EST to take part in a discussion about Milk and Honey with Canadian poet Rupi Kaur.

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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.

October's Staff Pick of the Month is A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi. This captivating thriller is a vivid, unforgettable story of love, death, mystery and sisterhood from the bestselling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and One Half from the East. For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, A House Without Windows is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant.

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INDIGO TICKET

Get it here first! Pre-order Indigo's most anticipated new books of 2016 to be automatically entered for the chance to win 1 of 10 prizes of 1,000,000 plum® points!  Each highly anticipated book corresponds to an amazing prize. To view the list of participating titles and prizes to be won, visit indigo.ca/indigo-ticket.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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