I picked up a couple of books in the last few weeks. The first is "Senufo: Unbound". This book is the show catalog to the exhibition, "Senufo: Art and Identity in Western Africa" at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is a large book and has 287 pages filled with photos from the exhibition. It provides amazing inspiration. You can get it now at the CMA book store or pre-order on Amazon. If you can't make it to the exhibition, the book is the next best thing.
The other book has been around for a long time but I finally picked it up. "The History of Beads" is also a large book with 396 pages. I've been wanting this for a while. I am going to enjoy reading about the beads I have been collecting for so long.