August Events at Indigo: Join Bill Nye “the Science Guy” in Toronto as He Discusses His New Book, Plus Make Learning Fun with IndigoKids Events

From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new releases, Indigo stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in August.


From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new releases, Indigo stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in August.i

In Conversation: Maria Qamar

Join Canadian artist and Instagram star Maria Qamar (@Hatecopy) as she discusses Trust No Aunty with Scaachi Koul, senior writer for Buzzfeed and author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & Bloor
Toronto, ON
Tuesday, August 1 at 7PM

In Conversation: Bill Nye

Join Bill Nye “the Science Guy” as he discusses how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. He’ll be signing copies of his new book, Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem.

Event Guidelines:

  • Line-up will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Individuals must have a purchased copy of Everything All At Once to be in line
  • Proof of purchase required from any Indigo, Chapters, IndigoSpirit or Coles location
  • Only copies of Everything All At Once will be signed; signature only, no personalization
  • Memorabilia is not permitted at this event and will not be signed
  • Candid photos without flash only; no posed photos

Date and Location:
Indigo Yorkdale
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, August 9 at 7PM

IndigoKids Presents: Get Schooled

Get back to school ready and make learning fun with the Nelson Disney Learning collection.

Date and Location:
All participating Indigo and Chapters locations (Coles and Indigospirit stores excluded)
Saturday, August 12 at 11AM

In Conversation: Michelle Tam

Join James Beard award-nominee and New York Times best-selling co-creator of Nom Nom Paleo, Michelle Tam as she discusses Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo.

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Sunday, August 13 at 2PM

In Conversation: Sabrina Benaim

Join debut author and one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, Sabrina Benaim as she reads from her book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks. Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Yonge & Eglinton
Toronto, ON
Sunday, August 22 at 7PM

In Conversation: YA Extravaganza 

Join YA authors E.K. JohnstonLindsay SmithTraci CheeTara SimSarah Tolcser and Elly Blake as they discuss all their latest books and more! Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Chapters Brampton
Brampton, ON
Saturday, August 26 at 2PM


Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman is delighted to announce two new Heather’s Picks for August: Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson and Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson joins the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat in this little-known saga of young Jewish Germans, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann is set in the 1920’s, where the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.


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.

The August Staff Pick of the Month is The Party by Robyn Harding. In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.


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 Love Her Wild by Atticus.  Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from the poet Atticus, who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry. In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flare Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few short lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.

Join the #IndigoBookClub Twitter party with @chaptersindigo on August 30 at 7pm EST to take part in a discussion about Love Her Wild with Atticus.

i At participating locations. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Event materials may be limited and events are subject to cancellation or change without notice.