July events at Indigo: Enjoy free & fun events at IndigoKids, meet bestselling author and TV star Chris Colfer, and unplug this summer with the best new Heather's Picks

TORONTO, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ -

JULY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new releases, Indigo stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in July.i

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: HAPPY CAMPERS STORYTIME
Calling all campers! Celebrate the great outdoors with a campout storytime and Sago Mini paper airplane activity.

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit stores excluded)
Saturday, July 8
11 AM

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IN PERSON: ZACH BERMAN AND RYAN SLATER FROM JUICE TRUCK
Meet the longtime friends behind Vancouver's wildly successful Juice Truck, Zach Berman and Ryan Slater as they sign copies of The Juice Truck: A Guide To Juicing, Smoothies, Cleanses And Living A Plant-based Lifestyle. The first 25 attendees will receive a Juice Truck gift card! For full event details, visit indigo.ca/events.

Date and location:
Indigo Granville
Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, July 11
7 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE
Join us for a top secret storytime and help get the message out with a decoder activity.

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit stores excluded)
Saturday, July 22
11 AM

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CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE: CHRIS COLFER
Join us as we welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience Q&A, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes.

Each book purchased gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a draw for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky fans (+ 1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized. The first 400 fans in line the day of the event will receive a wristband with the purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide. Each wristband guarantees a pre-signed book. This is a wristband event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry in the events area.

Event Guidelines:

  • This is an onstage presentation which will include a Q&A
  • Wristbands are made available with the purchase of the book at the host store on the day of the event (July 29 beginning at 9:30am/parking lot entrance).
  • Maximum 1 wristband per person, 1 book per wristband
  • Limited seating then standing room only
  • Book will be pre-signed; no personalization
  • Books to be distributed at the conclusion of the event
  • Wristbands are non-transferable
  • No memorabilia will be signed

Date and Location:
Chapters Metrotown
Burnaby, BC
Saturday, July 29
3 PM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS!

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is delighted to announce three new Heather's Picks for July: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips, Beartown by Fredrik Backman, and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

Also July's Staff Pick of the Month, Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips is an electrifying thriller that will leave you breathless until the very last page. On a late October day, Joan takes her four-year-old son, Lincoln, to one of his favourite places on earth: the zoo. Just before close, their trip is transformed into three hours of terror as gunshots ring out. Fierce Kingdom is a pulse-pounding thrill ride – and an exploration of the very nature of motherhood and survival.

Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, returns with Beartown, a dazzling novel about a small town with a big dream – and the price required to make it happen. People say Beartown is finished, but down by the lake is an old ice rink. And in that ice rink is the reason people believe tomorrow will be better than today: Beartown's junior ice hockey team. The semi-final match is a catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small town together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain.

In The Alice Network, an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. It's been thirty years since WWI, and former spy Eve spends her days drinking and secluded in her crumbling London home—until a young American barges in, uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth.

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.

The July Staff Pick of the Month is Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips. This electrifying thriller is also a new Heather's Pick, and Indigo's expert booksellers expect it to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.

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INDIGO EXCLUSIVE: THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA

Indigo's first-ever coffee table book, The World Needs More Canada, celebrates more than 100 Canadian celebrities and storytellers who have made their mark on this great country. This one-of-a-kind book and Heather's Pick features commentary and candid photography from an eclectic mix of Canadians, from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Drake, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Copeland, and Malcolm Gladwell. Available exclusively at Indigo locations and indigo.ca, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, transforming high-needs elementary schools across Canada. 

For more information, please visit indigo.ca/world-needs-more-canada.

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i At participating locations. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Event materials may be limited and events are subject to cancellation or change without notice.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

For further information: For media requests please contact: Sarah Feldman, Specialist, Public Relations, 416-364-4499 x 8569, sfeldman@indigo.ca

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