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TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jul 07 (MARKET WIRE) -- Attention: News, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Book Editors The official ten week countdown to publishing's biggest event of the year kicks off with the release today of cover art for Dan Brown's highly anticipated new book, The Lost Symbol. Reviving The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons protagonist Robert Langdon in yet another thriller, Brown's newest work is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Dan Brown fans can reserve their copy of The Lost Symbol at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores nationally as well as online at www.chapters.indigo.ca where The Lost Symbol official countdown clock reminds fans of the time remaining before they can once again enjoy Dan Brown's talent for storytelling. Indigo's recommendations for booklovers to prepare for The Lost Symbol. Catch Up - In anticipation of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol booklovers can spend the summer catching up on the international best-selling author's previous works including: - The Da Vinci Code - the bestselling adult novel of all-time, - Angels & Demons - the prequel starring protagonist Robert Langdon - Deception Point - the scientific thriller featuring intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton Stay Connected - Fans can enjoy social media updates through Indigo Online Community, Facebook and Twitter where posts and tweets focused on the world of Dan Brown will be released weekly. Puzzles, codes, trivia, interesting facts, quizzes and games all related to the previously published Dan Brown library will be regularly updated until the release of The Lost Symbol. Join the Intrigue - In partnership with Random House of Canada, distributors of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol in Canada, Indigo and Chapters will deliver exciting offers and promotions for Dan Brown fans in the weeks leading up to the release of The Lost Symbol including 20% savings in-store(1) when fans preorder today. Fast Facts - The Da Vinci Code, published on March 18, 2003, was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide. - The Da Vinci Code spent 54 weeks at number one on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list and has been translated into 51 languages. - Angels & Demons is the prequel to The Da Vinci Code and released in 2000. The film adaptations of both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons star Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. About Indigo Books & Music Inc. Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: IDG). As the largest book retailer in the country, 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, toys, music and DVDs, and hosts the award winning Indigo Online Community. In 2008, Indigo launched Pistachio, an eco-aware lifestyle store featuring stationery, gifts and home decor, and apothecary. Chapters and Indigo are rated as the number one and number two retailers in Canada by the Kubas Major Market Retail Report, and have occupied the list since 2000. In 2004, Indigo founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, a registered charity that provides new books and education materials to high-needs Canadian elementary schools, to address the literacy crisis in Canada. Visit loveofreading.org for more information. To learn more about Indigo, please visit the About Our Company section of www.chapters.indigo.ca. For more information or to arrange an interview with an Indigo Expert on Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, please contact: Lisa Huie Manager, Public Relations Indigo Books & Music Inc. 416-646-8926 (1) With every pre-order of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, customers receive a bonus in-store coupon for 20% off any one item redeemable at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores nationally until July 31, 2009. The cover of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/lostsymbolcover.pdf. Contacts: Indigo Books & Music Inc. Lisa Huie Manager, Public Relations 416-646-8926 www.chapters.indigo.ca Copyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-