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Betty’s Books Gift Guide!

We’ve all been there; you’re trying to think of the perfect book to give that special person in your life and you just can’t seem to think of one. Fear not! We at Betty’s Books have compiled a comprehensive list for you. We’ve compiled some collections of recs for you, some for adults and some for younger folks. Scroll away!


For the Foodie


Let's Make Dumplings book coverLet’s Make Dumplings by Hugh Amano & Sarah Becan


The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook book coverThe Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook by Jessica Yun


The Kitchen Concoctions of a College Student book coverThe Kitchen Concoctions of a College Student by Aayesha Ejaz


To Drink and to Eat book coverTo Drink and to Eat by Guillaume Long


Bake Anime book coverBake Anime! by Emily J Bushman


For the Art Lover


Artist book coverArtist by Yeong Shin-Ma


Flapper Queens book coverFlapper Queens by Trina Robbins


Kusama book coverKusama: The Graphic Novel by Elisa Macellari


Blue Period book coverBlue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi


As a Cartoonist book coverAs a Cartoonist by Noah Van Sciver


For the Activist


The Black Panther Party book coverThe Black Panther Party by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson


Our Work is Everywhere book coverOur Work is Everywhere by Syan Rose


How to Resist Amazon and Why book coverHow to Resist Amazon and Why by Danny Caine


Our Numbers Be Unlimited book coverOur Numbers Be Unlimited by Sam Wallman


On Tyrann book coverOn Tyranny by Timothy Snyder & Nora Krug


For a Laugh


Hark a Vagrant book coverHark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton


Junji Ito's Cat Diary book coverJunji Ito’s Caty Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito


Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant book coverCan’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast


Hot Dog Taste Test book coverHot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt


Way of the Househusband book coverWay of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono


For the Manga Lover


Mao book coverMao by Rumiko Takahashi


One Thousand Years of Manga book coverOne Thousand Years of Manga by Brigitte Koyama-Richard


No. 5 book coverNo. 5 by Taiyo Matsumoto


Witch Hat Atelier book coverWitch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama


KirbyKirby Manga Mania by Hirokazu Hikawa


For the Teenager


Heartstopper Yearbook book coverHeartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman


Forest Hills Bootleg Society book coverForest Hills Bootleg Society by Dave Baker & Nicole Goux


Himawari House book coverHimawari House by Harmony Becker


Girl from the Sea book coverThe Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag


Crumbs book coverCrumbs by Danie Stirling


For the Middle Grader (Ages 8-12)


Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations book coverCat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by Dav Pilkey


Lumberjanes book coverLumberjanes by ND Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, & Grace Ellis


History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad book coverHistory Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad by Andy Hirsch


Invisible book coverInvisible by Andy Hirsch


Amulet book coverAmulet by Kazu Kibuishi


For the Kids & Babies


Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella book coverCosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella by Sabrina Moyle & Eunice Moyle


Pizza My Heart book coverPizza My Heart by Mika Song


Bathe the Cat book coverBathe the Cat by Alice B McGinty & David Roberts


Sour Grape book coverThe Sour Grape by Jory John & Pete Oswald


Fuzzy Furry Ouch book coverFuzzy Furry Ouch by Cree Lane and Amanda Jane Jones