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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Books

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Here’s a list of books we’d be very happy to have under the tree come December 25th.

The Impossible Collection of Cars: Rich photographs of 20th century automobiles. The kind of book that you'll look at in amazement and be proud to have on your coffee table. [Assouline]


The Selby Is In Your Place: This photography project from Todd Selby is basically MTV Cribs but with less gold toilets and indoor basketball courts and more well designed, interesting spaces from creative personas. [Mr. Porter]


The Walking Dead - Compendium One: The hit AMC television series is based on a series of graphic novels under the same name. If you enjoy incredible character drama and page turning adventure, you won't be able to put down this New York Times best-selling book down. It contains the first 8 volumes of its run, so you'll have plenty to read to your get zombie fix. [Amazon]


Pharrell - Places and Spaces I've Been: One of the strongest creative forces working today, we can't recommend his latest book more. It highlight Pharrell’s prolific body of work and his benefaction to contemporary culture with contributions from people ranging from Jay-Z and Buzz Aldrin to Anna Wintour. [Amazon]


Poker - The Ultimate Book: Learn tips, tricks and history of the world's greatest card game. Hopefully after a once or twice over, you'll lose less money next time you hit the table. [Mr. Porter]


Hot Art - Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art: An amazing look into Joshua Knelman’s five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft. He travels all over the world as he gets caught up in the violence, corruption and classiness of this criminal world. [Amazon]

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Eames: Our all-time favorite furniture designers deserve a space on your bookshelf as much as they deserve a place on your living room floor. This book celebrates the work of Charles and Ray Eames and the type of home decor they defined. [Mr. Porter]