Indigo Recommends Reading List to Celebrate Summer

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - The Best Summer Reading List featured at Indigo and Chapters stores nationally highlights a diverse cross-section of new, notable and classic titles chosen by Indigo's book buying team. Issued today in recognition of the first day of summer, the bookseller's List reminds Canadians that a great story is always good company on a getaway and can often be one's affordable or inspired escape as well.

Booklovers will discover new and notable titles on the Indigo List like John Verdon's extraordinary fiction debut, Think of a Number. Available July 6th, 2010, Verdon's compelling thriller boasts a gripping pace and nuanced characters that captivated readers won't easily forget. Indigo's Best Summer Reading List also boasts an array of booklover favourites and recent classics whether a reader's passion is for mystery, romance or literary fiction. Paperback editions featured on the List are easy on the wallet, while the bookseller's annual summer sale makes it easy to stock up on great summer reads when the fourth book is free.

"We compiled a variety of titles on our Summer Reading feature because we know that our customers want to dive into more of their favourites in the summer whether it's easy, breezy fiction or compelling non-fiction," notes Bahram Olfati, Vice President, Adult Trade, Indigo Books and Music Inc.

Indigo's Best Summer Reading List reminds us to embrace the season's longer days and enjoy the additional time to escape, to enrich or to inspire with a sensational summer read.

About Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IDG). 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. The online division,, features books, eBooks, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community. Chapters and Indigo are rated as the number one and number two retailers in Canada by the Kubas Major Market Retail Report, and have been on that list since 2000.

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    Indigo Best Summer Reading List 2010

    New & Notable:
    Think of a Number, John Verdon, 2010
    No and Me, Delphine de Vigan, 2010
    The Swimming Pool, Holly LeCraw, 2010
    The Passage, Justin Cronin, 2010
    I Shall Not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish,
    The Big Short, Michael Lewis (ISBN: 9780393072235)

    Perennial Favourites:
    Let The Great World Spin, Colum Mccann, 2009
    Lullabies For Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill, 2006
    Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett, 1999
    Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow, 1987
    Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Jane Austen, 2009
    Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane, 2003
    Still Alice, Lisa Genova, 2009
    Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie, Alan Bradley, 2009
    The Art Of Racing In The Rain, Garth Stein, 2008
    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime, Mark Haddon, 2003
    The Elegance Of The Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, 2008
    The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs, 2007
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 2008
    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, 2008
    The Host, Stephenie Meyer, 2008
    The Life Of Pi, Yann Martel, 2001
    The Shadow Of The Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2006
    The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, 2003
    Water For Elephants, Sara Gruen, 2006
    World War Z, Max Brooks, 2006

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

For further information: For further information: Lisa Huie, Manager, Public Relations, Indigo Books & Music Inc., 416-646-8926

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