‘Saturday Night Live: The Book’ by Alison Castle

If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live lore, this is the coffee table book for you. To celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary (!), editor Alison Castle was given a surprising amount of access to the show’s photo archives, where she dug up over 2,300 images for the book — many of which were previously unpublished.

There are also letters cast members wrote to legendary producer Lorne Michaels, a breakdown/reference guide for every single season (with complete cast, host, and musical guest lists), details about one week of the show’s production process, and an exclusive interview with Lorne himself.

This hardcover volume — weighing in at nearly 6 pounds — is $33 on Amazon.