Every year for Christmas my dad gives us a couple of coffee table books (thanks dad!)... and we have started quite the collection! Avedon Power is absolutely incredible... has some beautiful portraits inside, as does Vanity Fair which has quite the collection of celebrities and some classic shots. Also, the book of photography by Leroy Grannis is pretty awesome, it is photos from the beaches of California in the '60s. And then what coffee table book collection is not complete without a Beatles book of some sort and photography by Ansel Adams (did you know that he shot color photographs too?!).
And, lastly, we have the Colorado Football Vault... I will admit that it is a pretty neat book, but, the reason we own it is because my husband is on the first page running Ralphie (so proud!).