October Events! The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr and beloved blogger and author Jenny Lawson to make appearances at Indigo this month, plus cozy up with three new Heather's Picks for Fall

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2015 /CNW/ -

OCTOBER EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

From bestselling authors to the most anticipated fall releases, Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following FREE and exclusive events in October.

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IN PERSON: RUPI KAUR
Meet spoken word poet, Rupi Kaur, as she signs milk and honey, a vivid and inspiring collection of poetry and prose about abuse, love, loss, femininity and, ultimately, survival.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: LEE CHILD
Join Lee Child, bestselling author of the highly addictive and amazingly cool Jack Reacher series, at the only Canadian stop on his book tour as he signs the newest action-packed Jack Reacher thriller, Make Me. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Date and Location:
Chapters Queensway
1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ontario
Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: PAUL GROSS
Join actor, producer, director and writer Paul Gross as he signs copies of Hyena Road: A Novel, the action-packed story of on-the-ground combat based on his newest, widely-anticipated film. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Richmond Hill
8705 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Monday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: JIMMY MOORE
Join Jimmy Moore as he signs copies of one of the most highly anticipated cookbooks of 2015 and Globe and Mail bestseller The Ketogenic Cookbook.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Granville
2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Chapters Woodbridge
3900 Hwy 7 West, Unit 1, Woodbridge, Ontario
Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Chapters Pointe-Claire
6321, autoroute Transcanadienne,
bureau 141, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Sunday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: FIONA STAPLES
Meet Fiona Staples, Canadian comic book artist of best-selling fantasy comic book series, SAGA. Chat with Fiona as she signs copies of the latest installment, SAGA Volume 5.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Crowfoot
66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary, Alberta
Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: SECRETS
Join bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, Vicki Grant, Martha Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Norah McClintock, Teresa Toten, and Eric Walters as they sign copies of their latest young adult series, Secrets, 7 linked novels that can be read in any order. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Square One189 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga, Ontario
Friday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Chapters Scarborough
Kennedy Commons, 20 William Kitchen Road, Scarborough, Ontario
Saturday, October 10th at 12:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: Kathy Hurley and Jennifer Correiro
Meet lead author and editor Kathy Hurley with contributing author Jennifer Correiro as they sign Real Women, Real Leaders, an in-depth look at finding success as a woman in a male-dominated business environment.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: DAVID GREGORY
Join Indigo Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory about his new book, How's Your Faith?, which explores religious traditions that help us understand who we want to be and what we believe.

Dates and location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: JAMES DUTHIE
Join TSN sportscaster James Duthie as he signs copies of his newest book The Guy on the Left, a behind-the-scenes look at celebrated moments in sports history.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Chapters Newmarket
17440 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario
Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 p.m.

Chapters Oshawa
419 King Street West, Unit #1135, Oshawa, Ontario
Saturday, October 24th at 2:00 p.m.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: FIERCE READS
With each page fiercer than the last, meet a panel of amazing authors as they share stories and advice with fans and sign their brilliant young adult novels. Featuring Leigh BardugoLeila SalesJosephine Angelini, and Emma Mills!

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: TERESA CASCIOLI
Join former CEO of Lakeport Brewing Company, award-winning entrepreneur and one of Canada's Top 100 Most Power Women Teresa Cascioli as she signs copies of M is for Money, a series of books about Canadian financial literacy for children. This financial party for kids will include a short reading from the book as well as an informational song and fun kids activities.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Burlington
1250 Brant Street, Unit #102, Burlington, Ontario
Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: ROSIE DAYKIN
Meet Rosie Daykin as she signs copies of her new cookbook, Butter Celebrates! Packed with over 100 recipes for tasty sweets, Rosie has the perfect treat for every occasion.

Date and Location:
Indigo Granville
2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m.

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: IMAGINARY FRIEND STORYTIME
It's Imaginary Friend Storytime! Bring along your own imaginary friend as we share the adventures of some of our favourite imaginary friends. This is a great way for the whole family to Make it an Indigo Weekend.

Date and Locations:
All Indigo and Chapters locations except Chapters West Edmonton and Chapters Chinook.
Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.

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IN PERSON: CATHERINE MCKENZIE
Meet the internationally bestselling author Catherine McKenzie as she signs her latest novel, Smoke. McKenzie is a full-time attorney and practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised, and is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

Date and Location:
Indigo Place Montreal Trust
1500, avenue McGill College, Montreal, Quebec
Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Chapters Pointe-Claire
6321, autoroute Transcanadienne, bureau 141, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Saturday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: RINGO STARR
Join Indigo's CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, as she welcomes Ringo Starr, legendary artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and The Beatles' drummer, to Toronto. See Ringo in person as he takes the stage to discuss Peace and Love and shares an intimate look at his latest work, Photograph, an unprecedented glimpse into the archives of one of modern history's greatest musicians.

Due to the high profile nature of this event, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be available for purchase at Eventbrite.ca beginning at 7:00 pm on October 1st, 2015. The ticket includes a copy of Photograph with a limited edition bookplate in lieu of a book signing. For complete event guidelines and information, please visit indigo.ca/events.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, October 20th from 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: JENNY LAWSON
Get ready to enjoy a funny book about terrible things as The Bloggess herself - award-winning and wildly popular author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson – shares her amazingly bizarre and hilarious new book, Furiously Happy, on the only Canadian stop on her book tour! Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines, and follow @indigogreenroom on Twitter for updates and more.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: KIRSTINE STEWART
Join Indigo Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with Twitter Media Vice President Kirstine Stewart about her inspiring and practical new book. Our Turn draws on Stewart's extensive leadership experience to offer a way forward. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: PAULA HAWKINS
Join CTV's The Social co-host and the voice behind LaineyGossip, Elaine Lui in conversation with Paula Hawkins, about her runaway bestseller, The Girl on the Train.

Date and Location:
Chapters Queensway
1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ontario
Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: RON MACLEAN
Join national bestselling co-author, co-host of Coach's Corner and host of Rogers Hometown Hockey Ron MacLean as he shares brand new hockey tales from across the country and signs copies of his newest book Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Oakville
310 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario
Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: BILL BROWDER
Join Indigo's Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, Bill Browder, about his exceptional and transformative book. Red Notice is a real-life political thriller about one man's experience exposing corruption and seeking justice against incredible odds.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN CONVERSATION: RON MACLEAN
Join national bestselling co-author, co-host of Coach's Corner and host of Rogers Hometown Hockey Ron MacLean in conversation with Breakfast Televisions' Jody Vance, the first woman to host her own primetime TV sports program in Canada, as they discuss MacLean's new book Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada. Visit indigo.ca/events for event guidelines.

Chapters Metrotown
Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.

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IN PERSON: JODY MITIC
Meet Canadian elite sniper, Ottawa city councilor and finalist in 2013's Amazing Race Canada, Jody Mitic, as he signs his memoir, Unflinching, that reveals his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, and what happened after he returned home.

Date and Location:
Chapters Bayers Lake
188 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: ELVIS COSTELLO
Meet one of the most innovative and influential songwriters of our time, Elvis Costello, as he signs his evocative new memoir. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink offers a unique look at his unlikely and at times comical rise to international success and an in-depth exploration of a fascinating career in music. For wristband policy and full event details visit www.indigo.ca/events

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Monday, November 2nd

Wristbands: 8:00 a.m.
Book Signing: 7:00 p.m.

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing three new Heather's Picks: The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer, Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson and Anna Karenina: A Colouring Book Love Story.

The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer – a TED Books release - paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before.

The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson, is based on unprecedented access to his private papers. No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super K"—the "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama—he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists, scouring his every "telcon" for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial two-volume biography, drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding.

Indigo is proud to release Anna Karenina: A Colouring Book Love Story, its first original colouring book, based on the literary legacy of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Escape into the enchanting world of 19th century Russia while revisiting the timeless love story of Anna Karenina.  Let the iconic architecture of St. Petersburg, its richly ornate décor, and the resplendent gowns and jewels of the Russian aristocracy whisk you away as you colour Anna's extraordinary world.  Stirring quotations woven throughout the colouring book highlight memorable scenes from the classic novel and take you on an unforgettable journey.

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INDIGO'S STAFF PICKS OF THE MONTH

If you're looking for your next favourite book, Indigo's Staff Picks program is the perfect place to start. Each month we will choose the book that Indigo employees at home office and in the field 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.

We are pleased to announce that October's Staff Pick of the Month title is The Blackthorn Key by Canadian author Kevin Sands. The Blackthorn Key tells the story of Christopher Rowe, a 14 year old orphaned apprentice working for Master Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn in 1665 England. When his master is killed by a group of anonymous thugs of the Cult of the Archangel, who have been targeting the city's apothecaries, Christopher is falsely accused of the murder. Homeless, with only his friend Tom as an ally, Christopher must draw upon his potion training and his ability to solve puzzles to both clear his name and solve the mystery that his master left for him that was his most dangerous project yet.

You'll love this book if you also loved: the fast paced action of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, including The Alchemyst, the quirky sense of humour in Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, the mysterious historical features of The Boy Sherlock Holmes series by Shane Peacock and the codes and clues that filled The Copernicus Legacy by Tony Abbott.

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INDIGOREADS BOOK CLUB
Join the Indigoreads Book Club on the first Thursday of every month to discuss our latest book selection. Click here for a summary of upcoming meeting dates, the books we've selected to discuss and a list of participating store locations across the country.

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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 The Blackthorn Key by Canadian author Kevin Sands, a captivating young adult novel that brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters. Author Kevin Sands will be joining us for this exciting discussion.

Join our online discussion on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. EST. Follow @chaptersindigo and use #IndigoBookClub to take part in the Twitter party.

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