As someone who rarely reads the same thing more than once, I seldom find myself buying books. While I like the idea of a shelf of books with well loved bindings, I have a very well loved library card instead. Recently, though, I’ve been looking for big, beautiful books that I’ll want to revisit often. It’s high time to give that book of crazy cat pictures some competition on the coffee table, but choosing where to begin the collection is difficult. NPR’s list of the Best Gift Books of 2009 was a start, but there are so many big books out there that it’s hard to know which are worth the money, so I’m looking for suggestions. What are your favorite coffee table books? — Sarah C.