2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Lover

It's that time of year again when the pressure to find the right gift for the book lovers in your life can feel downright stifling. Thankfully, this list has got you covered. Want a non-fiction book? Got it. Want to wow them with award-winners? On it. What about the up-and-comers? Did you have to ask? There are also book adjacent gifts that would make a literary enthusiast ecstatic. 

Don’t forget: Festival Friends can save 15% on general books at the University of Toronto Bookstore all year round!

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Kat Verhoeven’s #FestofAuthors19 in Comics

Kat stands in her home with face square to camera, but eyes cast away

Kat Verhoeven is a Canadian cartoonist from Kingston who has spent most of her adulthood in Toronto. There, she received a degree in illustration from OCAD University. Verhoeven is known for her award-nominated comic Towerkind and her webcomic-turned-novel, Meat and Bone, as well as her anthology and zine work.

As one of our #FestofAuthors19 Delegates, Kat has been translating her Festival experience into a series of comics. Take a look below!


#FestofAuthors19 in Comics by Jason Loo

Jason Loo is a Toronto-based artist and comics creator most widely known for this work on The Pitiful Human-Lizard, a superhero comic set in Toronto. The series, which is published through Chapterhouse Comics, was nominated for the 2018 Doug Wright Spotlight Award!

As one of our #FestofAuthors19 Delegates, Jason has been translating his Festival experience into a series of comic strips. Take a look below!


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