I'm a big book dork. I've been slowing building a nice library of cookbooks- but since J &I are doing a wedding registry, why not just sign up for books? In addition to all those gadgets i don't really think i need from a kitchen store (not like my friends love me enough to get me that pretty staub dutch oven..shesh~~)
Anything you usually reach for or call "classic" will do.
cataloging my list will be too much for such a post but the big ones that i have are:
chocolates and confections
Michael recchiuti chocolates
JC's Mastering the Art..
CI best of (2008)
Your 3 top favs in either sweets/savory/reference will do =)