TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Just in time for the holidays, Indigo
(TSX: IDG), Canada's leading purveyor of books, toys, home decor, ideas
and inspiration is delighted to announce its last minute gift guide
including: Heather's Holiday Book Picks, Top Kid's Toys and 101 Gift Ideas.
Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman's new favourites are a
selection of uplifting and inspiring titles covering fiction,
non-fiction, teen and kids. From Longbourn by Jo Baker, the story of Pride and Prejudice retold from below-the-stairs, to The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, a moving tale of a young boy who helps his mom slow
down to find a moment of wonder in a fast-paced world - these books are
certain to make the perfect gift for any reader on your holiday list.
Longbourn by Jo Baker - A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer
to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the
Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations,
and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - A novel of shocking narrative energy and power, The Goldfinch combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and
breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the
deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art.
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - the story of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard
Taft, and the chaotic, dynamic America they led one hundred years ago:
a polarized country, pit-bull reporters, greedy Wall-streeters, and
corrupt politicians. Change the names and dates and this would be a
book about modern politics - every page is relevant to the challenges,
issues, and frustrations of today.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - On October 9, 2012 a beautiful young Pakistani
girl, who loved nothing more than to go to school and learn, was shot
in the face at close range by a Taliban assassin. Her name is Malala
Yousafzai. I am Malala is an extraordinary story of bravery, passion, and determination told
in Malala's own words.
Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of
Munich who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing
when she encounters something she can't resist - books. With the help
of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares
her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as
with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson - This is a perfect book to share with children from 6
to 8 years old - it's about amazement, beauty, and knowing that there's
wisdom in even the smallest child.
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Perfect for children 8 to 10, this book is filled with
adventure, aliens, time travel and more. Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk is a modern day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, hilarious, wonderfully weird, and guaranteed to turn any child into a
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson - An innovative, refreshing debut picture book
about the changing seasons and the magic of turning a page. Matheson
invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make
an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.
Sparkup - The Magical Book Reader - Record any picture book in your own voice or download professional
recordings from the web and Sparkup will follow along. Sparkup clips
directly onto a recorded picture book and recognizes the front cover
and each page, following children as they turn the pages - even out of
Genesis by Sebastião Salgado - Salgado has created a collection of images
showing nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso
Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new
The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman - Organized around eleven distinctive tastes, from
spicy to tart to bitter and beyond, The Flavour Principle features more than thirty gorgeous menus with complementary - and
sometimes surprising - beverage pairings. Covering flavours from all
over the world, this cookbook is a journey around the globe.
Indigo Makes Holiday Shopping Easy and Convenient
Indigo Top Toys of 2013: Unforgettable toys that will make play time imaginative, rewarding and
fun. Indigo's Top Toys List features an incredible selection of unique toys that will ignite
discovery in kids of all ages.
Best Books of 2013: Indigo has made giving the gift of books easy this holiday season,
whether you're looking for the Best Books of 2013 or books for any Reader on your list.
101 Gift Ideas: Shop hundreds of Great Gift Ideas, expertly curated, with something for everyone on your list! Tweet any
question about gifting to #hohohoIndigo @ChaptersIndigo and Indigo's experts will help you find the perfect gift!
Free Shipping: Most online orders over $25 ship for free. To ensure that gifts arrive
by December 24th online shoppers can check shipping deadline details at www.indigo.ca/holiday-shipping-deadlines/. Online purchases made between December 10-12, 2013 will ship for free
with no minimum spend, details here: www.chapters.indigo.ca/freeshipping/
Shop via Indigo Mobile App: Customers can easily shop from home or on-the-go using the Indigo
Mobile App for iOS or Android. Using the app in-store, customers can
scan items and have their order shipped to their home or directly to a
With books always at our heart and soul at Indigo we are about telling
stories and creating experiences. Indigo is Canada's largest purveyor
of ideas and inspiration to enrich your life, with books, specialty
toys, gifts and lifestyle enhancing products that affordably offer
intrinsic quality, beauty and timeless design. As the largest book and
specialty retailer in Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under
different banners including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts,
Kids; IndigoSpirit, Chapters, The World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles
and online at www.indigo.ca.
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