February Events: meet authors Sophie Kinsella, Joy McCarthy and Veronica Roth - and plan to #alwaysbereading with a new Heather's Pick!

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February Events: meet authors Sophie Kinsella, Joy McCarthy and Veronica Roth - and plan to #alwaysbereading with a new Heather's Pick!

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TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new books, Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in February.

In Conversation: Cea Sunrise Person
Join Cea Sunrise Person, author of the bestselling memoir, North of Normal, as she discusses her telling autobiography with book editor at the Canadian Press, Lauren LaRose.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Thursday, February 2
7:00 PM


In Person: Joy McCarthy
Join holistic nutritionist and creator of the popular blog Joyous Health, Joy McCarthy as she signs copies of Joyous Detox: Your Complete Plan and Cookbook to Be Vibrant Every Day. This is the follow-up to Joy's first book, Joyous Health.

Date and Location:
Indigo CF Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Saturday, February 4
1:00 PM


In Person: Gena Showalter
Join New York Times bestselling young adult, contemporary romance and paranormal romance author Gena Showalter as she signs copies of her newest book, FirstLife. Pre-order your copy of her next book, Lifeblood, which releases in February, today!

Date and Location:
Indigo Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto, ON
Thursday, February 9
7:00 PM


IndigoKids Presents: Hearts & Crafts
Join us for a special Valentine's story time and activity featuring Kids Made Modern Smarts & Crafts Case, an Indigo Exclusive! Craft a sweet creation, made with love, using your imagination and a fantastic variety of favourites like pipe cleaners, felt, sequins, pom-poms and much more!

Date and Locations:
All participating Indigo & Chapters locations (except Chapters Ancaster, Chapters Guelph and Chapters Oshawa)
Saturday, February 11
11:00 AM


Canadian Exclusive: In Conversation with Sophie Kinsella
Join Sophie Kinsella, the international bestselling author of Finding Audrey and the Shopaholic series, as she signs and discusses her newest novel, My Not So Perfect Life, with ELLE Canada's Culture Editor, Sarah Laing. The first 100 customers in line will receive an exclusive gift bag from ELLE Canada. This event is presented in partnership with ELLE Canada. For full event details, visit indigo.ca/events.

Date and Location:
Indigo Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON
Saturday, February 11
12:00 PM


In Conversation: Veronica Roth
Join internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth as she discusses her newest book, Carve the Mark with Sara Enni of the podcast First Draft. Pre-signed copies of Carve the Mark will be available while quantities last. For full event details, please visit indigo.ca/events.

NEW Dates and Locations:
Indigo Yorkdale
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 PM

Chapters Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Thursday, February 16
7:00 PM



Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing a new Heather's Pick for February: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.  

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. The Stranger in the Woods is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality — not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was caught stealing food. This is a vividly detailed account of Knight's secluded life – a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life.



Valentine's Day is February 14th. Go the extra mile with a beautiful book and the perfect gift – from scarves and reading socks to fitness trackers and so much more. Click here to discover Indigo's top books and gifts to Share Love this Valentine's Day: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/valentines-day/



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 Couple Next Door  by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicity and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm EST to take part in a discussion about The Couple Next Door  with Shari Lapena



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.

The Staff Pick of the Month for February is Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. In this spine-tingling tale, Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but she never sends them. Instead, she hides them within the thousands of books her husband has collected. After she writes her final letter, Ingrid disappears.

Twelve years later, her adult daughter Flora comes home to look after her injured father. Secretly, Flora has never believed her mother is dead, and she starts asking questions, without realizing that the answers she's looking for are hidden in the books that surround her. This is a must-read title for fans of puzzles and intrigue.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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