Design geeks, take notice. The Domus 12 Volume Set ($600) is a kind of "greatest hits" for the Italian design and architecture magazine, taken from 1928-1999. Many of the articles have been translated into English for the first time, and all of them appear just as they did in the pages of their original issues. The set also includes a comprehensive searchable index on CD, making finding the information you need that much easier. Whether you're a design enthusiast or are just now learning, this is a great addition to your reference library.
With the first of the final nine episodes only days away, we're just about in full-on Sopranos mode here. And what better way to get ready for the end than with this official book chronicling the best mob TV series ever created. The Sopranos: The Book ($22) is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of the making of the show, with full access to the set, interviews with all of the main actors, more than 200 images, and a complete episode guide and food glossary. You'll never look at the back room of Satriale's Pork Store the same way again.