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Chapters Indigo Fall Gift Guide & Giveaway

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT
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It’s time for students of all ages to return to school to begin another year of academic growth. I always enjoyed back to school shopping even though it meant we were that much closer to returning to class. Highlighters, binders, duo-tangs, pencil crayons, Trapper Keepers and geometry kits (always a new geometry kit even though kits from previous years were barely used). Fall also means snuggling up with a blanket and a good book while multicoloured leaves float to the ground outside your window.

Chapters Indigo recently released their Fall Gift Guide that includes Notable Books for Fall like Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, and J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy. For business-minded readers they have a Dragons’ Den Collection, and for the home chef there’s a collection of farm-to-table and comfort food reads like A Country Cook’s Kitchen and The Best Soups in the World.

They have also stocked up on lifestyle items, games, home accessories, journals, and everything that compliments a good book in your home. Tea pots, throw pillows, candles, headphones, radios, party supplies and gadgets. These items are available at Chapters Indigo locations throughout Canada (including Robson/Howe, and Broadway/Granville) and online.

To celebrate their new fall items, Chapters Indigo has put together a prize pack for a lucky Miss604 reader. This includes: Play Video Memo Pad, Water-Powered Clock, Magic Bonasi Tree, Apples to Apples Junior, Tea Forte World of Teas, Alphabet Journal, Spot it!

Here’s how you can enter to win this bundle (valued at $150):

  • Leave a comment recommending a book that everyone should read (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @ChaptersIndigo prize pack from @Miss604

Follow Chapters Indigo on Twitter and Facebook for deals, specials, and product information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 12:00pm.

Update The winner is Maureen!

Current contests on


  1. Harjit says:

    I loved reading “The Help” and I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lexie says:

    Wicked, by Gregory Maguire is a fantastic read (all of his books are, really).

  3. Christina says:

    Everyone should read The Golden Spruce if you’re at all interested in the north west coast!

  4. Currently, I am reading The Third Man Factor” by John Geigor. It’s fascinating. If you like extreme sport, this is a book about the experiences people have had during life & death situations in extreme sports (mountaineering, caving, etc.) where they’ve sensed or experienced there’s a prescence or “third man” that helped them survive.

  5. luc says:

    Game of Thrones series, of course!

  6. Adina H. says:

    “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

  7. liz says:

    The Life of Pi is an excellent easy read and soon to be a movie.

  8. Gen says:

    Bridget Jones is the funniest book I’ve ever read ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. rob says:

    Life of Pi!

  10. Karen says:

    I did love “Water for Elephants”. All the fun of running away with the circus and none of the poop! And you get points for Canadian content!

  11. Erin says:

    I loved the Night Circus…quite surprisingly!

  12. Lloyd says:

    Stephen King’s 11/22/63

  13. brandon says:

    IT by stephen king… what a creepy book

  14. Carlos says:

    Germs, Guns, & Steel by Jarod Diamond. Great history read of the evolution of man, and the historical, cultural, environmental reasons behind European dominance of the world in the medieval ages.

  15. Leah says:

    Everyone should read An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton.

  16. Jeff says:

    I really enjoyed “The science of Leonardo” by Fritjof Capra. Interesting what Leonardo Da Vinci invented in his time. most of it remained hidden in his notes though.

  17. Rachel says:

    The Magicians by Lev Grossman!

  18. Emilia Turner says:

    Utopia. A very old book, I found it very difficult to read, but interesting and has yet to be achieved.

  19. Nancy says:

    ‘Still Alice’ is an excellent book….well written and thought provoking.

  20. Linda says:

    Philip K. Dick’s Martian Time-Slip.

  21. Maureen says:

    I recommend The Lovely Bones. An incredibly written book.

  22. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    odd thomas!!!

  23. lori says:

    Gone With the Wind

  24. Bons says:

    “Gold” by Chris Cleave.

  25. Ashley says:

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  26. Stephanie says:

    I am reading the first book of the game of thrones. he t.v. series follows the books very closely.

  27. Danny says:

    Act like a lady think like a man by Steve Harvey

  28. Jack says:

    How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie really changed my life. I highly recommended this book.

  29. HG says:

    Bossypants, by Tina Fey. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.

  30. Christina says:

    The Alchemist

  31. Teresa says:

    I highly recommend The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  32. Paola says:

    “Brain Rules” by John Medina – accessible and your brain really does like to read about itself.

  33. Leanne M says:

    I liked the Hunger Games trilogy

  34. Roberta says:

    for lovers of the Twilight sage, or for anyone in general, “The Host” is a fantastic book

  35. VC Nguyen says:

    The Joy Luck Club – an oldie but goodie.

  36. Natalie says:

    Scarpetta by Patricia cornwall

  37. iain says:

    At the Back of the North Wind, by George Macdonald

  38. Alex says:

    Everyone knows about it but I still want to say it. “50 Shades of Grey”, it’s a good read for not only women but couples. Spice up the love life quite a bit.

  39. nance428 says:

    pillars of the earth – ken follett

  40. dave604 says:

    kitchen confidential by anthony bourdain

  41. kahhlee says:

    A Fine Balance

  42. Abby says:

    The Cookie Lover’s Cookbook. Absolutely amazing.

  43. Jenn S says:

    Superfudge by Judy Blume, is my all time favourite book.

  44. Maureen says:

    Not too many kids’ books posted yet. I choose Wonder by R. J. Palacio? Wonder is about a boy with a disfigurement who attends school (5th grade) for the first time. I think the book has Newberry potential. Story is told through various points of view that all cleverly weave together.

  45. belinda says:

    What I wish I knew when I was 21 is a lovely book. Inspiring as well.

  46. Georgina B says:

    The Power of One by Bryce Courtney and Like Water for Chocolate are my favorite two books!

  47. Bonnie says:

    I really enjoyed the book The Cat by Edeet Ravel.

  48. Ruby says:

    Harry Potter

  49. Lindsey says:

    Game of Thrones by George R Martin

  50. Ann says:

    The help

  51. Mary says:

    any book by Dean Koontz, but I think One Door Away from Heaven is one of my favourites.

  52. Tiffany says:

    I love Chapters! I’ve always wanted to go on a shopping spree there.

  53. anne says:

    i really like Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill.

  54. Lindsay says:

    Haruki Murakami-1Q84

    It’s been awhile since I have bought books (kobo now) but I love them! Any excuse to buy more is welcome!

  55. Melody says:

    Seriously – it’s difficult to pick just one, so I’ll pick one that I’ve read twice. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.

  56. Susan says:

    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

  57. Michelle says:

    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. My all time favourite read.

  58. DB says:

    Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

  59. mitzi says:

    i recommend Time Traveller’s Wife

  60. Brooklyn says:

    I’m a teen, so one book, or more so series, I would recommend to teen girls is the series of books by Jen Calonita titled Secrets of My Hollywood Life. I have really enjoyed all of the books in the series.

  61. MrDisco says:

    “Miles to Go” by Miley Cyrus

  62. Val says:

    The Alchemist by Michael Scott is great – for kids and adults!

  63. Cat says:

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a great book

  64. Rebecca says:

    A.S. Byatt’s Posession

  65. Tiff says:

    Scar tissue! The anthony kiedis biog. amazing.

  66. Dennis L. says:

    The God of Small Things is a fantastic book. I highly recommend it.

  67. suzanne knibbs says:

    “Run” by Ann Patchett is excellent, tied for my favourite read with “Bel Canto”, also by Ann Patchett

  68. Bree says:

    I think everyone should read The Hunger Games (the whole series!) I didn’t think I would be a fan of it but read all 3 books in 2 days! Loved it!

  69. Natalie says:

    Gold by Chris Cleave

  70. Charles T. says:

    Cloud Atlas!

  71. Sanaz says:


  72. Jan says:

    I Know This Much is True

  73. Eileen says:

    Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

  74. Ray Maddly says:

    The Alchemist.

  75. Trina Schlingmann says:

    I would definitely recommend the Game of Thrones books…..Love them!

  76. Bernadette says:

    The Shack…by William Young…a lifechanging read!!!

  77. Bev says:

    Toss up…either “The Alchemist” or for the romantics, “The Notebook”…the book was much more better than the movie…they usually are…

  78. Mary says:

    Everyone must read “What I Know Now: Letters to my Younger Self”…women like Maya Angelou, Lee Ann Womack and Ann Curry write letters to their 13 year old selves about things they wished they knew when they were younger! Inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Shelley says:

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  80. Sue says:

    Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth

  81. Megan says:

    The Hunger Games Trilogy!

  82. Kendall says:

    The Glass Castle!

  83. Krista says:

    The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

  84. Kendra says:

    The Help! Such a great read.

  85. Diane says:

    The Game of Thrones books are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Gigi says:

    The Game of Thrones!

  87. Kelly says:

    Divergent by Veronica Roth

  88. Chris says:

    Return Of The Native!

  89. Ronald says:

    Ender’s Game

  90. Jo says:

    A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini… amazing book!

  91. amy says:

    The Help!!!

  92. Sunshine G says:

    Everyone should read The Time Traveller’s Wife.

  93. Lexi says:

    Gone with the Wind

  94. Siobhan S. says:

    Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

  95. Amy says:

    Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant. So good!!!

  96. Karen Lam says:

    The Happiness Project

  97. Winnie Wong says:

    Where We Belong, by Emily Giffin

  98. joyce l says:

    No David No by David Shannon

  99. Angela Griffin says:

    The life of pi

  100. Mike Gismondi says:

    Harry Potter! Ok, it’s more than one book but they’re all good.

  101. Shannon says:

    Any Gladwell book. Tipping point or blink

  102. Sab says:

    The Help – such a great book for everyone!

  103. cindy quach says:

    hunger games

  104. Ben says:

    Nueromancer by William Gibson

  105. Mae says:

    If you enjoy sci fi, my pick is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

  106. Drew says:

    Tuesdays with morrie

  107. Cecilia says:

    Loved “The Help” and “the Hunger Games”!

  108. bucks14 says:

    Game of Thrones

  109. Carol says:

    The Life of Pi

  110. mary says:

    the Notebook

  111. 1984 by george orwell is my favourite book ever

  112. VALERIE says:

    “The Cure For Everything” by Timothy Caulfield. Required reading!

  113. Julia says:

    The Hunger Games

  114. James says:

    The Outlander!!

  115. Vince says:

    I always liked the Life of Pi!

  116. Anna says:

    I have always oved the Narnia series and Harry Potter

  117. Monica says:

    I recommend The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  118. Vanessa says:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst). Even in my 40’s this makes me smile.

  119. Karla Sceviour says:

    50 Shades of Grey.,of course..:)

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  120. Laura says:

    Currently in the middle of reading Gone Girl. I only put it down so that I could enter this contest.
    It’s. So. Good!

  121. Hayley says:

    I would recommend “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker. Amazing book.

  122. I just read “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and it’s a great motivator to change up and branch out from living a monotonous life.

  123. Sherry F says:

    The Birth House by Ami McKay… is excellent.

  124. Vania says:

    I will suggest a classic: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka.

  125. Emily H says:

    Just discovered my favourite kids book: Press Here by Herve Tullet

  126. Steve v. says:

    “Stanley Park” could not be more topical these days given Vancouver’s growing food scene.

  127. Nicole J says:

    It’s a book I was given by my mother when I was a little girl, but it’s ‘My Blue Country’ by O.R. Melling. Talks about a group of Canadian youth travelling to Malaysia to learn about the culture, and how to adapt, while maturing into young adults.

  128. C Wilson says:

    Two must reads for me are The Life of Pi and A Fine Balance. Both Amazing books…

  129. Joanne says:

    A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

  130. Tooth Fairy says:

    ” Life of Pi ” was a fascinating read.

  131. zaelia says:

    Just finished The Birth House by Ami McKay, a great historical fiction read.

  132. Katie says:

    poisonwood bible

  133. Iris says:

    “Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafรณn is a book for those who cherish books and reading.

  134. Erica says:

    I strongly recommend “Ru” by Kim Thuy and “The End of Illness: A New Perspective on Health That Changes Everything” by David B Agus.

  135. Thao says:

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a great classic!

  136. Chris K says:

    Beethoven’s Hair fantastic read historical and fictional. Great mix.

  137. Tina says:

    Life of Pi

  138. Gary T says:

    A classic – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  139. Trish says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife was a great read and my daughter suggests We’re Going On a Bear Hunt…

  140. Cindy Smith says:

    Kite Runner

  141. Ramona says:

    A Nurse’s Story, by Tilda Shalof

  142. Kathy says:

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  143. Emma says:

    I’m reading Swimming Studies right now and loving it.

  144. Vivi says:

    Atonement by Ian McEwan, or anything by Ian McKewan.

  145. Belinda McNabb says:

    Everyone should read the hunger games

  146. Rory says:

    I think everyone should read A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  147. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    The Shack

  148. Judy says:

    The Art of Racing in the Rain…whether you are a dog lover or not : )

  149. christine says:

    Eat, Pray, Love. Amazing book.

  150. Lara says:

    If you love dogs, you’ll love The Art of Racing In The Rain.

  151. Julie says:

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ Mark Twain!

  152. Nicole says:

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is still one of my favorites….highly recommend it!

  153. janet says:

    The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is a great book!

  154. Stewart Rogers says:

    From a business perspective Winning by Jack Welch.

  155. shelly says:


  156. Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake is an awesome blend of not-so-far-fetched science (she based most of it on current research) and apocalyptic goodness. Also – 7 habits of highly effective people is pretty much a game changer. One of the only books I’ve ever wanted to read more than once.

  157. Stacey says:

    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Beautiful!

  158. laurel k says:

    The God book is excellent

  159. darci says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my fave book of all time!

  160. Andy C. says:

    A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe

  161. richard w says:

    Shake hands with the Devil – Romeo Dallaire

  162. Lara says:

    I recommend The Book of Negroes.

  163. Glenda says:

    The Help was a good read

  164. linda says:

    If you like color…. All About Color – Janice Lindsay

  165. Jonathan says:

    I would highly recommend everyone should read is “How To Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age”.

    In this Information Age that we live in – where email, blogs, social media platforms have created instant and ever-increasing amounts of data, information, and communications – Dale Carnegie’s simple, common-sense principles and ideas are timeless and are needed more than ever… to be ignorant of these principles could lead to negative and long-lasting consequences in how others relate and perceive you.

  166. Sevie says:

    On the road by Jack Kerouac

  167. Lindsay says:

    Beggar’s Garden is a fabulous book of short stories from around Vancouver!

  168. Priscilla says:

    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  169. janice montroy says:

    The Help

  170. Brenda says:

    “The Art of Racing in the Rain”. Real tear jerker!

  171. Michael says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  172. Mark says:

    time 2 read

  173. tracy says:

    norwegian wood is lovely

  174. Ruth Hartnup says:

    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s a bestseller for a very good reason.

  175. Elaine says:

    The Alchemist

  176. Meline says:

    Love “The Notebook”

  177. Wing Ka Sze says:


  178. Claire says:

    Overdone answer, but the Hunger Games!!

  179. Kate Coulson says:

    Paul Auster – Mr. Vertigo

  180. Dorthea says:

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A must read!

  181. lori says:

    ‘Nam. Powerful stuff.

  182. von says:

    Life as Pi

  183. Sofi says:

    East Of Eden by Steinbeck… incredible, beautiful book and my all time favourite

  184. Lindsay Simmons says:

    Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun

  185. Stotes says:

    The Little Prince

  186. Judy says:

    Everyone should read the new release Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwen.

  187. Brittany Roche says:

    CLASSY and VERY CLASSY by Derek Blasberg ๐Ÿ™‚

  188. Laura Moschitto says:

    Read Bringing up bebe!

  189. Gail says:

    The Lord of the Rings! @Rainnne on twitter ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. Cassandra says:

    I suggest the Introvert’s Advantage. A few years old but fantastic

  191. Alfie Lau says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird is still the greatest book I’ve ever read – love the lessons you learn and the way the characters have withstood the test of time – Who didn’t want to be Scout and who hasn’t had a Boo Radley they misunderstood in life?

  192. Andrea B. says:

    I highly recommend Pewter Angels by Henry Ripplinger. He is an amazing Canadian writer that I think everyone should know about!

  193. Fawn Mulcahy says:

    I just finished “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed – totally loved it, great read.

  194. Cori Macphail says:

    I highly recommend: Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, by Zsuzsi Gartner. Great short stories set in North Vancouver.

  195. julie bolduc says:

    Baby dont cry

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