Introducing: The Spider

Welcome to our creature feature! Did you know:

  • Spiders are not considered insects because insects only have six legs?
  • There are over 40,000 species of spiders?
  • In many spider species, the female is usually bigger than the male?
  • Most spiders are not dangerous to humans?

Want more facts about spiders and other creepy-crawlies? Make sure you check out Elise Gravel’s Disgusting Critters series! They’re on promotion at Indigo in-store and online for buy 2 get the 3rd free from now until March 2, 2020.

The Spider
By Elise Gravel
ISBN 9781770496644
Ages 6-9 | Tundra Books
Part of a series of hilarious non-fiction about disgusting creatures, this book looks at the spider. It covers such topics as the spider’s habitats (pretty much everywhere but outer space), the silk it spins (it can trap prey and makes a nifty bowtie), and its parenting practice (female spiders carry around their eggs in a silk purse). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Spider contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

In Conversation: Robbie Robertson

Legends, Icons & Rebels at Indigo
You’re Invited!
Join Canadian broadcaster and music writer Alan Cross in conversation with Jim Guerinot and Robbie Robertson – Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and guitarist for The Band – about their captivating new book with two CDs. Legends, Icons & Rebels profiles twenty-seven music legends that changed the very landscape of music and still influence us today. Book signing to follow.

Where: Indigo Bay & Bloor at Manulife Centre
Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
When: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Time: 7 PM

Word up for the Teen Read Awards!

Indigo launched an awards program called the Teen Read Awards. The goal of the program is to get teens excited about books and to have their say on their favourites. Canadian teens are encouraged to go to the site and cast their vote for their favourite book in several categories such as Best Read, Best All-Time-Fave, Best Series, Best Villain, etc.

Don’t see a book you think deserves to be nominated? Each category will have the opportunity for you to pick your own nominee until July 25th.

Now for some special news, Susin Nielsen has been nominated in the category of Best Canadian Read for Word Nerd!!! *Cheers*

If you wish to vote for Susin, go to and click on the Best Canadian Read tab. Then click on the Word Nerd cover and finally, ‘Cast My Vote’. After that you’ll be prompted to register, but once registered you can also vote on other categories and be entered to win cool prizes!

Voting will continue until early September and the winner will be announced on September 25th at a ceremony in Toronto!

Why don’t we have Susin tell you a little bit about herself here:

If you’re a Canadian teen, please vote!