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When It Was Published: 2001

Why They'll Love It: When it comes to books, "spineless" is a good thing. Even a decade later, this presentation of Schoerner's fashion photographs is still pretty shocking, and makes the perfect piece to sit atop all their traditional coffee table books.

When It Was Published: November 27, 2011

Why They'll Love It: This honed-in, focused book breaks 150 destinations up into weekend itineraries. It's ideal for browsing and planning...even if it's just hypothetical.

When It Was Published: November 1, 2011

Why They'll Love It: The former editor in chief of much-loved, much-missed Domino still has a ton to say about home decor. Thankfully, she's found a place for it, in a book anyone would want it in their place.

When It Was Published: February 21, 2006

Why They'll Love It: Weighing in at 15 pounds, this Warhol retrospective actually earns the "tome" terminology. The impressive heft and size makes it a must-have for any book snob's stash.

When It Was Published: September 28, 2011

Why They'll Love It: Amidst her books of dramatic photographs and their first edition novels, this hardcover fills a niche by analyzing the  "language of visual communication". (Which sounds super-intellectual, but is legitimately really, really cool. We promise.)

When It Was Published: October 4, 2008

Why They'll Love It: Y chromosomes, for starters. Beyond that, the presentation: who doesn't want a book that comes with its own briefcase?

 

When It Was Published: November 16, 2011

Why They'll Love It: Sort of like an ultra-glam "How It's Made", this book reveals the sketchbooks and studios of the world's leading jewelry designers. No girly girl would go without it.

When It Was Published: October 4, 2011

Why They'll Love It: Mirroring the upcoming Snow White movies and TV's Once, this collection of fairy tales is totally grown-up. Plus, with that color palette, it works magic on any table.

When It Was Published: May 15, 2011

Why They'll Love It: Since they already have the basic city books, give them one with a window into a city's forgotten spaces, like this.

When It Was Published: May 10, 2010

Why They'll Love It: Okay, so maybe it's more of a reference than a coffee table book. But with crocodile covers in a range of colors, your book snob will want it proudly on display instead of on a shelf.

When It Was Published: October 18, 2011

Why They'll Love It: Any francophile and fashion-phile probably already has stacks of French Vogue's from Roitfeld's years as editor-in-chief. But now she can add a glossy, pretty living room stunner to her list, as well.