ECW’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! We have the perfect book for everyone on your list. Use the discount code HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout for 25% off the e-book or audiobook version of every book included in the gift guide!

For the person who gardens until the first frost, never forgets their reusable water bottle, and is always looking for important causes to champion

Left to right: Thirst for Justice, Fight or Submit, Building Unity, The Case for Climate Capitalism, Canadarm and Collaboration, Take Back the Tray, A Good War, Saved by Science

Thirst for Justice by David R. Boyd

Fight or Submit: Standing Tall in Two Worlds by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit from Spark to Succession by Michael “Piecez” Prosserman

The Case for Climate Capitalism: Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis by Tom Rand

Take Back the Tray: Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions by Joshna Maharaj

Saved by Science: The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology by Mark J. Poznansky

Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds by Elizabeth Howell

A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein

For the person with an endless rotation of band T-shirts, whose favourite movie is Spinal Tap, and who used to record mix tapes from the radio

From Left to Right: Here Goes Nothing, Van Halen Rising, Ted Templeman, Memphis Mayhem, Music Lessons, Anthem, Limelight

Here Goes Nothing by Eamon McGrath

Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal by Greg Renoff

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music by Ted Templeman as told to Greg Renoff

Memphis Mayhem: A Story of the Music That Shook Up the World by David Less

Music Lessons by Bob Wiseman

Anthem: Rush in the ’70s by Martin Popoff

Limelight: Rush in the ’80s by Martin Popoff

For the person who’d thank Whitney Houston in their acknowledgements, who loves to read the “staff picks” recommendation cards at a bookstore, and whose jean jacket is covered in pins referencing their favorite things

From left to right: The Subtweet, The Adventures of Isabel, Shared Universe, Afterlife Crisis

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

The Adventures of Isabel by Candas Jane Dorsey

Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995–2020 by Paul Vermeersch

Afterlife Crisis by Randal Graham

For the person who replies with sports gifs, helps you with your fantasy football team, and hasn’t given up on the Leafs in 50 years

From left to right: The Role I Played, Toe Blake, This Team Is Ruining My Life, The Ultimate Road Trip, The Eighth Wonder of the World, One to Remember, Too Sweet

The Role I Played: Canada’s Greatest Olympic Hockey Team by Sami Jo Small

Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything by Paul Logothetis

This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “Dangle” Glynn

The Ultimate Road Trip: All 89 Games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ultimate Leafs Fan by Mike Wilson and Lance Hornby, Foreword by Brendan Shanahan

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade

One to Remember: Stories from 39 Members of the NHL’s One Goal Club by Ken Reid

Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution by Keith Elliot Greenberg

For the person who sends the best holiday cards, organizes Zoom family trivia nights, and always remembers your coffee order

From left to Right: Gideon’s Bible, Why Birds Sing, The Unlocking Season, Moments of Glad Grace, Misconduct of the Heart

Gideon’s Bible: A Father & Son Discuss God, the Bible and Life by Rick Salutin and Gideon Salutin, Illustrated by Dušan Petričić, Foreword by Margaret Atwood

Why Birds Sing by Nina Berkhout

The Unlocking Season by Gail Bowen

Moments of Glad Grace by Alison Wearing

Misconduct of the Heart by Cordelia Strube

For the person who loves a good mystery, remembers the moment they learned the twist in The Sixth Sense, and would never let an office plant die

From left to right: One Good and Deadly Deed, Bitter Paradise, Postmark Berlin, Cradle of the Deep, Running from the Dead, Mission Road

One Good and Deadly Deed by Dudley Lynch

Bitter Paradise: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery by Ross Pennie

Postmark Berlin by Anne Emery

Cradle of the Deep by Dietrich Kalteis

Running from the Dead by Mike Knowles

Mission Road: A Frank Yakabuski Mystery by Ron Corbett

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