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INDIGO UNWRAPS THE BEST BOOKS OF 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

INDIGO UNWRAPS THE BEST BOOKS OF 201011:32 EST Thursday, December 02, 2010-HAPPY GIVING SIMPLIFIED WITH INDIGO'S SELECTION OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS -TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music Inc. is delighted to announce the year's top ten titles in the Indigo Best of 2010 List as considered, debated and selected by their buyers from thousands of titles released in the past 12 months. "Our Best of 2010 List is an exciting collection of titles that undoubtedly keep people talking, and each of the books on the list makes a meaningful and affordable gift," says Bahram Olfati, Vice President Adult Trade, Indigo Books & Music Inc.Indigo's list of best books for the year includes popular best sellers in both fiction and non-fiction:Indigo's Best of 2010Room, Emma DonoghueChanging My Mind, Margaret TrudeauLife, Keith RichardsAt Home, Bill BrysonThe Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, Stieg LarssonThe Big Short, Michael LewisThe Passage, Justin CroninTiger, John VaillantThe Beauty of Humanity Movement, Camilla GibbFreedom, Jonathan FranzenIndigo's Best Teen Reads 2010 When it comes to delighting the often challenging teen or tween on a gift list, a good book endorsed by thousands of other teens makes a smart gift pick. After casting more than 334,000 votes in Indigo's inaugural Teen Read Awards, teens declared their favourite titles of the year with Suzanne Collin's "Best Read" winning title, Catching Fire, topping this year's must-read young adult fiction list.Best Read - Catching Fire, Suzanne CollinsBest Canadian Read - The Reckoning, Kelley ArmstrongBest New Writer - Fallen, Lauren KateBest Teen Series - Vampire Academy, Richelle MeadBest Lip Lock - Bella &  Edward from Breaking Dawn, Stephanie MeyerBest Hottie - Jace Waylaynd from Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, Cassandra ClareBest Book-to-Flick, sponsored by Cineplex - Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, JK RowlingBest Hero, sponsored by Indigo Love of Reading Foundation - Percy Jackson from The Last Olympian, Rick RiordanBest Villain -Alice Milthorpe from Prophecy of the Sisters, Michelle ZinkBest All Time Fave - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, JK RowlingIndigo's Best Kids Reads 2010Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5 The Ugly Truth, Jeff KinneyHeroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, Rick RiordanSearch for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizziSmile, Raina TelgemeierThea Stilton Adventure Box Set, Thea StiltonAdventures of Ook & Gluk , Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future , Dav PilkeyMiss Lina's Ballerinas, Grace MaccaroneOn the Night You Were Born, Nancy TillmanRoslyn Rutabaga & the Biggest Hole on Earth, Marie-Louise GayCanadian Railroad Trilogy, Gordon LightfootThe top ten titles on Indigo's Best of 2010 List are also available as eBooks. Indigo Gift Cards can now be redeemed for eBooks at www.chapters.indigo.ca and at kobobooks.com making the new wireless KOBO eReader wrapped up with an Indigo Gift Card this year's hottest booklover's gift.Most online purchases over $25 ship for free. Get details and deadlines at www.chapters.indigo.ca/holiday-shipping.About Indigo Books & Music Inc. 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. Chapters and Indigo are rated as the number one and number two retailers in Canada by the Kubas Major Market Retail Report, and have been on that list since 2000.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 $9 million to 90 schools nationally.For further information: Lisa Huie Manager, Public Relations Indigo Books & Music Inc. 416-646-8926