Just Kids, Patti Smith
The boxed, signed edition of Smith’s memoir, which just won the National Book Award, has a price tag of $250.
Decision Points, George Bush
The limited, signed edition of the former president’s memoir goes for $389 (in comparison, the regular hardcover is a mere $35).
Rose C’est Paris, Bettina Rheims with Serge Bramly
For $1,000 you get both an art-house film and an accompanying erotic photo book that tell the same story from different angles.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wolfgang Volz & Paul Goldberger
Publisher Taschen sells this elegantly boxed retrospective of the artists’ work for $1,500 (all six ”art” editions of the book, which included a piece of original art, have sold — for $50,000 each).
Taxi Driver, Steve Schapiro
The deluxe, signed edition of Schapiro’s book — a collection of behind-the-scenes photos from De Niro’s iconic film — will set you back $2,000 for the ”art” edition and $1,000 for the regular edition.
Backstage Dior, Roxanne Lowit
This photo memoir of John Galliano’s tenure at Dior, which comes with a signed, numbered print, is yours for $2,500.
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture: The Complete Works, 1962–2002, Pierre Berge
Sketches, notes, and photos from almost every garment Saint Laurent ever designed: All yours for $2,750.
Classic Africa, Michael Poliza
The collector?s edition of this book of duotone photos goes for $3,000, which will also get you a signed and numbered museum-quality print.
Star Wars: Frames
Star Wars creator George Lucas handpicked all 1,416 film frames — ”the defining moments” of the series — for this $3,000 set, composed of six oversize leather-bound volumes in an embossed wooden box.
Moonfire: Lunar Rock Edition, Norman Mailer
Mailer’s book, packaged with a certified lunar meteorite in a case made of ”a single piece of aluminum — its surface an actual 3-D topography of the Moon,” sells for a cool $112,500.