Recently, I received two excellent coffee table books (not books about coffee tables) for my birthday. The first concerns the history of brewing in Minnesota:
The second is a pictorial history of the NHL team that I grew up, the Minnesota North Stars (autographed by Lou Nanne):
This post isn't a review of either book since I haven't had a chance to actually read either. However, I have perused them both quite a bit and the rich photographic snapshots of history contained within each ensure that I will be going back early and often.