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Reading a book on the Nook or iPad Mini comes in handy when you're in the slow-moving PCH passenger seat, but nothing compares to holding the good 'n honest spinal version. Truth be told, bookish weekends are a major incentive for reaching that Friday EOD finish line — we've even been known to forgo a night on the town just to stay in and revisit our favorite hard copies. But, to make up for the fact that we're eschewing heels for slippers, we get cozy with a high-fashion tome or two, clocking face time with the men who matter most: Tom Ford, Helmut Newton, and Mario Testino.
To that end, here are 30 coffee-table beauties we'd ditch our Friday and Saturday night plans for — without an ounce of guilt. Can you blame us? Perusing some of the most iconic garments in fashion history totally beats bellying up to an overhyped bar. Plus, we'd rather save our moolah to add another tome to our growing collection!