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Indigo Helps Make Holiday Giving Happier

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Indigo Helps Make Holiday Giving Happier15:40 EST Wednesday, December 08, 2010- IndigoGiftSOS Twitter Feed Offers Help for Holiday Shoppers -TORONTO, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - Indigo, Chapters, Coles and chapters.indigo.ca offer great gift ideas at every time of the year and now they have smart tips and tools for holiday shoppers to enjoy stress-free shopping. Gift seekers who want to ensure their gifts arrive from coast-to-coast before December 24th can check shipping deadline details at www.chapters.indigo.ca/holiday-shipping. Gift Ideas Anytime, AnywhereSocial media sites like Facebook and Twitter add to the convenience and savings that online shopping affords. Indigo's Facebook fans can enjoy the convenience of shopping for the top books, gifts and toys from the bookseller's "Storefront" tab. From December 15th to 24th, Indigo's Twitter followers can tweet their gifting dilemmas appended with the hashtag #IndigoGiftSOS, to receive personalized recommendations from Indigo experts across the country.Stretch the BudgetSavings, added value and free services can all stretch gift shopping budgets. At Indigo and Chapters booklovers can save up to 40% off bestsellers every day, including Stieg Larsson's internationally popular Millennium series; or shoppers can double the delight for a tween on their list with an exclusive Diary of a Wimpy Kid t-shirt available from December 9th for only $6.99 with any kids purchase. The "Deal Zone" at chapters.indigo.ca brings together all of Indigo's best online offers in one easy-to-bookmark spot while online shoppers will also save with free shipping on purchases over $25.Make a ListAt chapters.indigo.ca the "Shopping List" tool helps keep wish lists for up to 20 different people or occasions organized with a few simple clicks. Until December 15th, up to 100 lucky online shoppers who have created their gift wish lists will have a chance to win an item on their list.Visit www.chapters.indigo.ca/List/FindWishList.html.Connect with their Passions- Books and eBooks Make Great GiftsMeaningful gifts are those that touch the heart. Whether their passion is cooking, politics, the thrill of a John Grisham mystery or the magical escape of popular fiction, gift seekers can find a memorable read for any personality on their list with the help of Indigo's well read staff, at kiosks in-store and online at www.giftfinder.chapters.indigo.ca. This year's hottest gift for booklovers is the gift of eReading, and the new Kobo WiFi eReader (SRP $149) comes pre-loaded with 100 free classics as well as two free bestselling eBooks - Linden MacIntyre's 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize winning The Bishop's Man and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake.Happy GivingShoppers can capture the generous spirit of the season with the purchase of gifts that give back to charitable organizations dedicated to helping those in need. Proceeds from the sale of Indigo's exclusive Scaredy Squirrel Boxed Set (SRP $24.99) benefit the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and help put books into the hands of Canadian elementary school children. Founded in 2004, The Foundation is dedicated to sharing a love of reading with children across the country. To donate or to learn more Canadians can visit loveofreading.org.From easy-to-shop lists and gift selection tools, to free shipping, simple shopping solutions and gifts that give back, Indigo delivers happy holiday shopping in-store and online for Canadians.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