Count down to the holidays with 12 days of ECW

Have you hit the shopping slump? Looking for some great gift ideas for the folks on your list? Whether you're celebrating Chrismukkah, or looking to sneak a little gift giving into your Festivus celebration, we've got you covered. 

 

On the first day of ECW ...

If you've got a hockey fan on your list, it's pretty much a guarantee that they're suffering from regular season withdrawal. (We certainly are.) A dose of nostalgia should help them through it, and a look at the '72 Summit Series should be just the thing. For this, we recommend Dave Bidini's beautiful book, A Wild Stab For It.

 

 

On the second day of ECW ...

Far From Over follows Drake's rise to fame, from Degrassi to platinum-selling recording artist. Chock full of insights, research, and original interviews, this bio of triple-threat actor, singer, and hip hop superstar, is a great gift for Drake fans of all ages. (Plus, we love it when hometown folks do well!) 

 

 

On the third day of ECW ...

Roch Carrier's children's book The Hockey Sweater and  animated short The Sweater are part of the Canadian cannon. In This Sweater Is For You! Sheldon Cohen, the animator and illustrator behind these and other Canadian classics, delves into his notebooks, photographs and memories to share the process behind bringing The Sweater to life. For some extra nostalgia, visit the National Film Board website and watch The Sweater

 

On the fourth day of ECW ...

Julia Crowe's My First Guitar will make a perfect gift for the music lover on your list. With 70 interviews with legendary guitarists from Jimmy Page to Les Paul, Melissa Etheridge to Alex LifesonMy First Guitar has something for everyone.

 

On the fifth day of ECW ...

Jacob Scheier's More To Keep Us Warm is a great gift for the poetry lover on your list to curl up with this holiday season. This beautiful collection was also the winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for poetry! (Keep an eye out for Jacob's new collection, Letter From Brooklyn, coming April 2013!)

 

On the sixth day of ECW ...

Just like Owen Hardy, the protagonist in Clockwork Angels:The Novel, we can't stop thinking big! This New York Times Bestseller is a collaboration between Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Pert and internationally bestselling science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson. A beautiful hardcover with full color illustrations by Hugh Syme, this book is a lovely gift for the Rush fan or fantasy lover on your list.

 

On the seventh day of ECW ...

The Revenge fan on your list might be going through withdrawal thanks to the mid-season break. Sundays just don't seem the same without a much needed dose of Revenge-y goodness. Don't worry, we have just the thing to assure that Revenge fans make it through to January 6th unscathed, Erin Balser's Best Served Cold is the ultimate companion to Revenge. Packed with fresh insights and observations, this guide will help any fan through the mid-season blues.

 

On the eighth day of ECW ... 

Cranes, in Asian folklore, symbolize longevity, immortality and good fortune. In his third collection, Winter Cranes, award-winning poet Chris Banks conjures these birds when he sees herons around his home near the end of a long and difficult winter. Another beautiful book for the poetry lover on your list to snuggle up with on those long winter nights. 

 

On the ninth day of ECW ...

Poor Idaho Winter has a pretty rough lot in life. His parents are cruel, and the entire town is out to kill him. It's not surprising that, when Idaho finds out he's actually a character in a book he rebels against the writer behind his tragic story. This Trillium nominee is a great  gift for that quirky reader on your holiday list. 

 

 

On the tenth day of ECW ...

Céline: Beyond the Image is the perfect gift for the Céline Dion fan on your list this year. This beautiful coffee table book boasts over 600 previously unpublished photographs and includes a foreword from Céline and René

 

On the eleventh day of ECW ...

Crissy Calhoun's acclaimed companion guides to the hit series The Vampire Diaries take fans deep into the heart of Mystic Falls. Featuring insightful explorations of each episode, The Love You to Death series is sure to please any Vampire Diaries fan on your list.

 

On the twelfth day of ECW ...

 

We present the perfect gift for the book lovers on your list, ECW Press’ Poetees! Printed in Toronto with soy based inks, these beautiful shirts are inspired by our Fall 2012 poetry titles and feature a verse from the appropriate collection on the back.

   

Happy holidays from everyone here at ECW!