Blackhawk Fans Holiday Book Buying Guide

There’s no hockey in November, which isn’t normal. The holidays are going away (thankfully), so let’s take a few moments to consider a few things Hawks fans might want to pick up for that special someone or put on their own gift list.

Here are 11 books worth considering this holiday season.

The Big 50: Chicago Blackhawks
The Men and Moments that Made the Chicago Blackhawks

By Jay Zawaski
Foreword by Dave Bolland
Triumph Books – $16.95

Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life
By Eddie Olczyk with Perry Lefko
Triumph Books – $16.95

Off Mike:
How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice

By Mike Emrick with Kevin Allen
Foreword by Eddie Olczyk
Triumph Books – $28.00

Fabric of the Game:
The Stories Behind the NHL’s Names, Logos, and Uniforms

by Chris Creamer and Todd Radom
Foreword by Lanny McDonald

Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and Life
By Rick Vaive with Scott Morrison
(Available Dec. 1, 2020)

Belfry Hockey
By Darryl Belfry with Scott Powers
Foreword by Patrick Kane
Triumph Books – $28.00

Hockey Is For Me
By Jamal Mayers

The Ultimate Chicago Blackhawks Trivia Book:
A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Hawks Fans!

By Ray Walker
Kindle Edition – $0.99

The NHL in Pictures and Stories: The Definitive History
By Bob Duff and Ryan Dixon

The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL:
The World’s Most Beautiful Sport, the World’s Most Ridiculous League

By Sean McIndoe

100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
By Tab Bamford
Foreword by Jeremy Roenick
Triumph Books – $14.95

6 thoughts on “Blackhawk Fans Holiday Book Buying Guide

  • November 5, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks Tab. Two additions for the list:

    Forever A Blackhawk by Stan Mikita with Bob Verdi

    Heart of The Blackhawks, The Pierre Pilote Story by David Michael Dupuis, L Waxy Gregoire & Pierre Pilote.

  • November 6, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the additions, Uncle Bill. All of the books on this list w/ the exception of the last one (selfishly) have been published in the last 13 months. I tried to keep most of the list to relatively new publications. Obviously there have been many really good books about the Blackhawks over the years.

  • November 6, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Another one that I can recommend is : BEAUTIES: HOCKEY’S GREATEST UNTOLD STORIES by James Duthie. Some really hilarious stuff from across the NHL.

  • November 7, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for list Tab and others good reading for sure.

  • November 12, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Very quiet time of the year for Hockey in 2020 ….Zzzzzzzzzz.

  • November 12, 2020 at 10:49 am

    First non school book I ever read cover to cover. Hockey is my Game by Bobby Hull. Great pics as well

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