The Fab Four are the subjects of some of the last century's most iconic photos — which makes it all the more amazing that so many slipped by unnoticed. The Lost Beatles Photographs ($19) is a 192 page collection of images culled from the collection of Bob Bonis, who served as the band's tour manager for all three U.S. tours, in 1964, 1965, and 1966. From casual backstage moments on vacation and on the road to photos of the legendary group on stage, it's a must have addition to any fan's library.
It doesn't matter if your an iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry user — at some point, you've likely fired off a potentially embarrassing message without thinking twice, thanks to the foul machinations of your smartphone. Damn You, Autocorrect ($9) — based on the blog of the same name — celebrates these hilarious, often horrifying messages with over 288 pages of transmissions that were hijacked by your otherwise well-meaning automobile. I mean, autocorrect. Damn you!
Half autobiography, half master film class, Conversations with Scorsese ($20) is the result of a series of late-night discussions between Marty and his friend Richard Schickel. Topics range from Scorsese's sickly childhood on the streets of New York's Little Italy to his experiences at NYU, with plenty of time for discussion about his films, career, and Hollywood in general along the way. At 440+ pages, it's not a casual read, but it is a must read for any true film fan.
If you're a ping pong fan, you owe it to yourself to read through Everything You Know Is Pong ($17). This seriously silly book from Roger Bennett and McSweeney's vet Eli Horowitz delves into the game on a number of levels, looking past the simple physics and gameplay to explore the game's influence on our modern culture. Oh, it also contains nudity, which never hurts.
The late great Dennis Hopper was good at a lot of things: acting, directing, and screenwriting to name a few. He was also quite a photographer. Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967 ($45) celebrates his prowess behind a still camera with a carefully curated selection of photos taken on movie sets, bars, parties, dinners, and anywhere else he saw a moment worth capturing, which often included some rather well-known subjects.