June events! Celebrate the opening of the new Indigo CF Sherway Gardens with events all month long, plus meet Yaa Gyasi, breakout author of the latest Heather's Pick Homegoing, in Toronto

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June events! Celebrate the opening of the new Indigo CF Sherway Gardens with events all month long, plus meet Yaa Gyasi, breakout author of the latest Heather's Pick Homegoing, in Toronto

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TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ -

JUNE EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC:

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 June.

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EVENTS AT INDIGO CF SHERWAY GARDENS:
Indigo is thrilled to celebrate the opening of the world's first cultural department store at CF Sherway Gardens with four weeks of spectacular events for the whole family. Indigo CF Sherway Gardens is located at 25 The West Mall in Toronto, Ontario.

INDIGOKIDS & AMERICAN GIRL PRESENT: MARYELLEN
Get hip with in-store activities inspired by American Girl® 1950's BeForever™ character, Maryellen Larkin.

Date: Saturday, June 4th from 11 AM12 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens and all Indigo & Chapters locations across Canada

IN PERSON: TERRY BROOKS
Join bestselling author Terry Brooks as he signs The Sorcerer's Daughter, the third book in the Defenders of Shannara series! For full event details, visit indigo.ca/events.

Date: Monday, June 6th at 7 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

INDIGOKIDS STORYTIME: YOUR CANADIAN SUMMER STARTS HERE!
Enjoy stories that will get you ready for Summertime adventures!

Date: Saturday, June 11th at 11 AM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens and all Indigo & Chapters locations across Canada

IN PERSON: FRANK VIVA
Join award-winning author and artist Frank Viva as he draws live in-store and signs his gorgeously illustrated book, Sea Change.

Date: Sunday, June 12th at 12 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

IN PERSON: TIFFANY PRATT
Meet designer, stylist and television personality on HGTV's Buy It! Fix It! Sell It! and Home to WinTiffany Pratt, as she shares a preview of her upcoming book, This Can Be Beautiful, and guides you through a DIY demo!

Date: Sunday, June 12th at 2 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

IN PERSON: CAMILLA GIBB
Join award-winning author Camilla Gibb as she shares her profoundly moving memoir, This is Happy, and her journey through grief and joy to find meaning and beauty in every day moments.

Date: Wednesday, June 15th at 7 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

IN PERSON: JULIE ALBERT, LISA GNAT, JOEL MACCHARLES AND DANA HARRISON
Celebrate the joy of the table! Discover fast, fresh and foolproof family-friendly recipes with Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat, bestselling authors of Lick Your Plate, and meet Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison, the creators of WellPreserved.ca, as they share tips for preserving at any skill level.

Date: Saturday June 18th at 2 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

IN CONVERSATION: ELAINE LUI AND DUANA TAHA
What's in a name? Join The Social co-host and the voice behind LaineyGossip, Elaine Lui, in conversation with advice columnist and author of The Name Therapist, Duana Taha, about the fascinating power of given names to shape personalities or even our destinies.

Date: Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 PM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens

INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: SCHOOL'S OUT… READING IS IN!
Giveaways, samples, activities and more. Discover the newest and hottest books to keep kids reading all summer.

Date: Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM
Location: Indigo CF Sherway Gardens and all Indigo & Chapters locations across Canada

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LOCAL EVENTS:

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: INDIGOSPIRIT WESTLAND MARKET MALL
We're back! To celebrate, we'll have great prizes and giveaways while quantities last. Plus, enjoy 10x the plum points all weekend when you spend $30 or more at this location only. Offer ends Sunday June 5th, 2016.

  • Expanded selection of books
  • New paper and gifting products
  • Same amazing staff you know and love

Date and Location:
Indigospirit Westland Market Mall 
70 McLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove, AB
Saturday, June 4th from 9:30 AM12:30 PM

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IN PERSON: E.K. JOHNSTON
Join local YA author E.K. Johnston as she signs copies of her ground-breaking new novel Exit, Pursued by a Bear – a novel about hope and strength following a traumatic event.

Date and Location:
Chapters Kitchener 
135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener, ON
Saturday, June 4th at 2 PM

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IN PERSON: LYNN JOHNSTON
Meet Lynn Johnston – award-winning, iconic Canadian cartoonist and creator of one of the most beloved comic strips of all time - as she signs her new book, For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. For full event details, visit indigo.ca/events.

Date and Location:
Chapters Fredericton 
1381 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB
Saturday, June 4th at 11 AM

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INDIGOKIDS & AMERICAN GIRL PRESENT: MARYELLEN
Get hip with in-store activities inspired by American Girl® 1950's BeForever™ character, Maryellen Larkin.

Dates and Locations:
All Indigo & Chapters stores across Canada (except Indigospirit, Coles or Smithbooks)
Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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IN PERSON: ESTHER'S DADS STEVE JENKINS & DEREK WALTER
Join Steve and Derek, parents of beloved social media phenomenon Esther the Wonder Pig, as they sign copies of their debut book, Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time – a story that shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes.

Dates and Locations:
Indigo Milton 
1180 Steeles Avenue East, Milton, Ontario
Saturday, June 4th at 12 PM

Chapters Brampton 
52 Quarry Edge Drive, Brampton, Ontario
Friday, June 10th at 7 PM

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IN PERSON: CHAD PELLEY
Meet Chad Pelley as he signs Four-Letter Words, his gripping collection of award-winning short stories featuring characters haunted by one four-letter word or another: love, hate, lust, or loss.

Date and Location:
Chapters St. John's 
70 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NFLD
Saturday, June 4th at 3:30 PM

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INDIGOKIDS STORYTIME: YOUR CANADIAN SUMMER STARTS HERE!
Enjoy stories that will get you ready for Summertime adventures!

Date and Locations:
All Indigo & Chapters stores across Canada (except Indigospirit, Coles or Smithbooks)
Saturday, June 11th at 11 AM

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IN PERSON: AMY JONES
Join us with Amy Jones as she signs her brilliant new novel, We're All In This Together.

Date and Location:
Chapters Thunder Bay 
797 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, ON
Saturday, June 11th at 1 PM

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IN PERSON: CATHERINE LO
Join local YA author Catherine Lo as she celebrates the launch of her debut novel, How It Ends.

Date and Location:
Indigo Erin Mills 
5015 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON
Saturday, June 11th at 2 PM

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IN PERSON: LORENE SHYBA & CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
Celebrate the release of Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind with Lorene Shyba and a variety of contributing authors as they sign copies. This collection of powerful chapters, written by eminent Canadian and international forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, delves into the disturbed human psyche to help build a solution to the problem of understanding mental illness within the criminal justice system

Date and Location:
Chapters Polo Festival 
695 Empress Street, Winnipeg, MB
Tuesday, June 14th from 5 PM8 PM

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IN CONVERSATION WITH HEATHER REISMAN: YAA GYASI
Join Indigo's Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, in conversation with novelist Yaa Gyasi about her stunning debut. Homegoing is an astonishingly vivid, emotional and unforgettable journey through three hundred years of a family and a nation.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor 
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN, CATHERING LO & JENNY MANZER
Join Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts, Catherine Lo, author of How It Ends, and Jenny Manzer, author of Save Me, Kurt Cobain, as they sign their books while sharing tips for prospective writers on how to get published in YA including: 1) Getting it Done, 2) Getting it Right, and 3) Sending it Out.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor 
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Friday, June 17th at 7:00 PM

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IN PERSON: DEAN JOBB
Meet Dean Jobb as he signs his fascinating new book! Empire of Deception combines investigative journalism and spellbinding storytelling to examine one of the greatest con men of the twentieth century.

Dates and Locations:
Chapters Bayers Lake 
188 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS
Saturday, June 18th at 2:30 PM

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IN CONVERSATION WITH HEATHER REISMAN: NANCY JO SALES
Join Indigo's Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, in conversation with award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales about her extraordinary and explosive examination of social media in the lives of teenage girls, American Girls.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor 
55 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Monday, June 20th at 7:00 PM

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IN CONVERSATION: EILEEN COOK
Join us for a thrilling evening with Eileen Cook as we celebrate the release of her latest page-turner, With Malice. Meet Eileen as she shares an excerpt from this thought-provoking book and answers audience questions. Cool giveaways and a book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Chapters Metrotown 
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
Friday, June 24th at 6:00 PM

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INDIGOKIDS PRESENTS: SCHOOL'S OUT… READING IS IN!
Giveaways, samples, activities and more. Discover the newest and hottest books to keep kids reading all summer!

Dates and Locations:
All Indigo & Chapters stores across Canada (except Indigospirit, Coles or Smithbooks)
Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM

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NEW HEATHER'S PICKS

Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is announcing two new Heather's Pick for June: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales.

A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career:  Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and -- with outstanding economy and force -- captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.

In American Girls, award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales paints a disturbing portrait of the new adolescence, faced by girls in North America today. Sales crisscrossed the States, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

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JUNE IS INDIGENOUS BOOK CLUB MONTH!

Indigo encourages all Canadians to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June by reading books written by Indigenous authors or on the topic of Aboriginal affairs. Find a selection of inspiring Indigenous literature at all Indigo, Chapters, Coles and Indigospirit stores across Canada, and online at indigo.ca.

Dive into the rich world of Indigenous literature with a wide range of books, including the following bestselling titles by acclaimed Aboriginal authors:

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King: The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. 

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden: A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird's people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.

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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.

June's Staff Pick of the Month is I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, a gripping thriller that follows the story of a mother, Jenna Gray, whose life is shattered when her son slips from her grip on a rainy afternoon and runs into the street. As Jenna tries to find peace, a pair of Bristol police investigators struggle to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, "I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I'd written it . . . a stellar achievement."

I Let You Go is a must-read for fans of domestic thrillers like The Girl on the Train, The Widow and Gone Girl.

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#IndigoBookClub!

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 I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.  Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on June 29th at 3 PM EST to take part in a discussion with author Clare Mackintosh.

SOURCE Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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