These are not new, but they are exciting.  The Conversation Series, published by Walther Konig (Deutschland) , has Swiss curator/gallery director Hans Ulrich Obrist “talking” with artists including Olafur Eliasson, R. Crumb (!), Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid, among others bearing names I don’t instantly recognize.  These slim books are very interesting and perfect for travel.  Also, they are visually enticing, and people will admire you for reading them.