What better book to start the month than The Open Daybook, a satisfyingly solid perpetual calendar of 365 days of art (by 371 artists) edited by David P. Earle? Each artist was given 24 hours in which to create their entry; the result is a journal where you can jot your own scribblings or doodle the day, inspired by the art or not. The variety of work is impressive - one never knows what the next day will bring. It's a big book that makes a great gift, the kind that you may want to keep for yourself.
Hardcover, 384 pages. Mark Batty Publisher, 2010. $29.70 at Amazon.