- Bookseller's List Offers Easy Gift Inspiration for Holiday Shoppers -
TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Indigo announces the best books of
2011 with lists of top titles in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Teens and Kids
books. As selected by Indigo's book buying team who read hundreds of
titles every year, this year's compilation of must-read books features award winners, debuts, and masterful storytellers from Canada and around the world. With a tale for every kind of
bibliophile, the year's best reading from Canada's one stop holiday
shop offers tremendous gift inspirations for every age and stage.
"From world-renowned authors like Michael Ondaatje, Julian Barnes and
Stephen King, to fresh voices shortlisted for multiple awards, our top
11 for '11 are a diverse assortment of powerful storytelling that we
know booklovers will be excited to discover and celebrate," says Bahram
Olfati, Vice President - Trade Books, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Recognizing the continued popularity of young adult fiction - teen books
remain the biggest selling category behind adult fiction at Indigo and
Chapters stores nationally - Indigo also announced their picks for the
top teen and kids titles of the year too.
"In young adult fiction we find books bursting with relatable characters
in fantastic situations that provide teens great entertainment. The
year's collection of top titles becomes a great shopping list for this
typically hard-to-shop-for group," continues Olfati.
Indigo's collection of the Best of 2011 offers inspiration and insight
for passionate readers of every age. For more of the best books of the
year, and to join the conversation with thousands of avid readers,
With books always at our heart and soul we at Indigo are about telling
stories and creating experiences. Indigo is Canada's largest purveyor
of ideas and inspiration to enrich your life, with books, specialty
toys, gifts and lifestyle enhancing products that affordably offer
intrinsic quality, beauty and timelessness of design. 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, www.chapters.indigo.ca, features books, eBooks, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award
winning Indigo Online Community.
Indigo Books & Music Inc. founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
in 2004 to address the underfunding of public schools, their libraries
and the resulting literacy crisis. Every year the Indigo Love of
Reading Foundation commits $1.5 million to high-needs elementary
schools so they can rebuild their libraries with the purchase of new
books and education resources. To date the Indigo Love of Reading
Foundation has committed more than $10 million to 110 schools