The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Indigo Announces Best Books of 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Indigo Announces Best Books of 201211:55 EST Monday, November 05, 2012- Must-Have Books Revealed by Canada's One Stop Magical Holiday Shop -TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ -Today, Indigo announced a curated list of their 25 not-to-be-missed books for 2012. Indigo's Best of 2012 list offers a diverse array of unforgettable characters and captivating storytelling from a dynamic assortment of writers including first time authors through seasoned Pulitzer Prize winners. Topping the List as best book of the year is Sutton, J.R. Moehringer's vivid retelling of Willie Sutton's life that blends fact and fiction in a poignant, comedic, fast-paced story."A great story is always a memorable gift and there's something from our Best of 2012 List for everyone on your gift shopping list," said Bahram Olfati, Vice President, Indigo Books & Music Inc.Inspiring Gifts All Wrapped Up on Indigo's Best of 2012 ListGiven or received, books continue to be affordable and thoughtful gifts of discovery, inspiration, entertainment and escape. The year's best books - curated and debated by the book buying team at Indigo - include narratives that unearth inimitable characters amid incredible circumstances like Shin Dong-hyuk and his extraordinary odyssey in Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14. Shin Dong-hyuk's remarkable story was also featured in the Indigo Spotlight program - one dedicated to helping booklovers discover their next outstanding read.Several Indigo Spotlight titles like Jenny Lawson's hilarious and off-beat biography, Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Will Schwalbe's poignant, inspiring and heartfelt, The End of Your Life Book Club are included in the year's top 25. Indigo's Best of 2012 List is also sprinkled with young adult titles like Maggie Stiefvater's compelling start to a brand new series, The Raven Boys and John Green's insightful, bold and heartbreaking novel, The Fault in Our Stars that are great reads for any avid reader.Booklovers will find these and more inspiring gift ideas at Indigo and Chapters stores nationally and online at just in time for the Holidays. Online orders over $59 can be wrapped for free and shipped almost anywhere across Canada for free too. Plum Rewards members enjoy more every day in-store or online, to join plum rewards for free visit Indigo Best of 2012Sutton, J. R. MoehringerThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel JoyceLet's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny LawsonThe End of Your Life Book Club, Will SchwalbeIn The Orchard, The Swallows, Peter HobbesThe Casual Vacancy, J.K. RowlingThe Chaperone, Laura MoriartyEscape From Camp 14, Blaine HardenBobcat & Other Stories, Rebecca LeeThe Headmaster's Wager, Vincent LamThe Raven Boys, Maggie StiefvaterGone Girl, Gillian FlynnDoppler , Erlend LoeThe 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window, Jonas JonassonBehind The Beautiful  Forevers, Katherine BooThe Power Of Why, Amanda LangHologram for The King, Dave EggersMe Who Dove Into the Heart Of The World, Sabina BermanBilly Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben FountainMidnight in Peking, Paul FrenchRed Chamber, Pauline A. ChenFat Years, Koonchung ChanThe Fault in Our Stars, John GreenBatman Vol .1: The Court of Owls, Scott SnyderThe Instigator, Jonathon GatehouseAbout Indigo Books & Music Inc. 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 timeless 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 channel,, features books, eBooks, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community.Indigo 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.  The annual Adopt a School program brings Canadian communities together to raise additional funds putting thousands more books into the hands of children at hundreds more elementary schools annually. To date the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has committed more than $13 million to more than 500 schools nationally.SOURCE: Indigo Books & Music Inc.For further information: Janet Eger Vice President, Public Relations Indigo Books & Music Inc. 416-342-8561 Lisa Huie Manager, Public Relations Indigo Books & Music Inc. 416-646-8926