June events at Indigo: meet author David Sedaris and NHL star Zachary Hyman in-store, get caught reading the newest Heather`s Picks, and enter to win $25K to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in style!

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ -

JUNE EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

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

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IN CONVERSATION: DAVID SEDARIS
Join humourist, radio contributor and New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris as he discusses one of the most anticipated books of 2017, Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). Book signing to follow.

Event Guidelines:

  • Line-up will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Individuals must have a purchased copy of Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) to be in the signing line; copies of his previous books will also be signed
  • Proof of purchase required from any Indigo, Chapters, IndigoSpirit or Coles location
  • No recording devices (photo or video) permitted

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Friday, June 2
7:00 PM

Indigo Granville
Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, June 20
7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: ZACHARY HYMAN
Meet Toronto Maple Leaf and fellow Canadian Zachary Hyman and get your copy of his book Hockey Hero signed. This heart-warming, intergenerational picture book stars a shy young boy who must find the courage to lace up his skates for a PeeWee tournament.

Please note: Memorabilia is not permitted at this event and will not be signed.

Dates and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Saturday, June 3
4:00 PM

INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: WE LOVE CANADA
Kids are invited to discover Canada with a special story-time and postcard activity! Call your local store for details.

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo & Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit excluded)
Saturday, June 3
11:00 AM

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA
Join us for birthday celebrations happening across all participating Indigo, Chapters, Coles, and Indigospirit stores. Events vary by location. Please call your local store for details.

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo, Chapters, Coles and Indigospirit locations
Saturday, June 3
All day

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IN CONVERSATION: DIANE SANFILIPPO & CASSY JOY GARCIA
Join bestselling authors and Nutrition Consultants Diane Sanfilippo and Cassy Joy Garcia as they discuss their books, Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition (Updated and Expanded) and Fed and Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jumpstart Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes as well as the general tenets of a healthy, balanced way of eating and living.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Granville
Vancouver, BC
Saturday, June 10
2:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: KEVIN KWAN
Join Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend as he discusses his uproarious new novel, Rich People Problems with Shinan Govani. Book signing to follow.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, June 14
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: PARENTING PANEL
Join authors Alyson Schafer, Ann Douglas and Kathy Buckworth as they discuss all-things-parenting with notable moms Julie Cole, Jen Reynolds, Heather Greenwood Davis and Maureen Dennis.

Date and Locations:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, June 14
7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: DAMIAN ASHER & OMAR MOUALLEM
Join Damian Asher, a captain in the Fort McMurray Fire Department, as he discusses his new book, Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray, with co-author and journalist Omar Mouallem.

Date and Location:
Chapters West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton, AB
Saturday, June 17
1:00 PM

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IN PERSON: LILLY SINGH
Join us as we welcome back our beloved Canadian author and 2017 People's Choice Award winner Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman)! The first 500 people to receive a wristband will be invited to meet Lilly Singh. Wristbands will be made available with the purchase of the book at the hosting store. Each wristband includes a photo op and a pre-signed copy of Lilly's new book, How To Be A Bawse. A limited number of wristbands will be available when the store opens on the day of the event.

Event Guidelines:

  • Access to this event will only be granted to those guests who receive a wristband
  • Wristbands are made available with the purchase of the book at the host store on the day of the event; maximum 1 wristband per person, 1 book per wristband
  • Book will be pre-signed; no personalization
  • Each customer with a wristband will have their photo taken with Lilly; photographer will be available
  • No plus ones allowed into the event
  • There is no interview, or Q&A
  • No memorabilia will be signed

Date and Location:
Indigo Toronto Eaton Centre
Monday, June 19
2:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: ROBIN ESROCK
Join renowned travel writer Robin Esrock as he discusses The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences.

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, June 21
7:00 PM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS!

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is delighted to announce two new Heather's Picks for June: Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.

In Everybody's Son, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found Thrity Umrigar deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege and power, and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families – one black, one white. This book, set in 1991, follows the life of foster child Anton who, as he grows up, discovers the truth about his past, his birth mother, and his adopted parents – and must come to terms with the moral complexities of the people he loves most.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by celebrated author Arundhati Roy is a dazzling new novel that takes the reader on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir, where war is peace and peace is war. This ravishing, deeply humane novel braids together a series of richly complex lives, and demonstrates on every page the miracle of Roy's storytelling gifts.

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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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CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS STORYTELLERS
June is National Aboriginal History Month. To celebrate, from June and beyond, Indigo is thrilled to introduce a new permanent online shop and in-store feature: Indigenous Storytellers. From powerful works for adults like Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, to important kids' titles like Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson and Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, these are the titles that Indigo considers essential reading for every Canadian.

To view the adult online shop, please visit: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/canada-150/indigenous-stories/

To view the kids' online shop, please visit: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/canada-150/indigenous-stories-kids/

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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 June Staff Pick of the Month is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis comes this riveting thriller that weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern day mystery. In Horowitz's latest, books editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, and has no reason to think it will be any different than his other murder mysteries. But, the more Susan reads, the more she becomes convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

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CANADA 150 CONTEST: WIN $25,000 TO PUT TOWARD A DREAM CANADIAN VACATION!

For the first time ever, Indigo is inviting Canadians to share what they love most about Canada for the chance to win a $25,000 prize to put toward their dream Canadian vacation! Contest will launch online on June 3rd.ii

Contest Dates & Entry Information:
Contest dates: June 3rd – 30th, 2017
To enter and for full contest rules, visit indigo.ca/win.

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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.


ii NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest open June 3 - June 30, 2017. Enter at indigo.ca/WIN. Open to residents of Canada of the age of majority or older. Limit one entry per person. One (1) prize available to be won, consisting of a cheque in the amount of $25,000 CAD. Winner to be selected via a random draw in Toronto on July 4, 2017. Mathematical skill-testing question required. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during contest period. For full contest rules visit: indigo.ca/WIN/rules as of June 3, 2017.

 

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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