If you're headed to the beach, or if like me you've been rained out, here's a couple of art books I'm in the middle of that you might like too.
An object of Beauty by Steve Martin
My favorite part about this book so far, besides the New York elite art world setting, is the explanation for collector's lust. Why do art collectors collect? As an artist, this was fascinating and even though this is a novel and not an art marketing book, I could sense that the answer rang true.
If you would prefer an art making book, I recommend The Artist's Muse by Betsy Dillar Stroud. While I did come across one review that said it wasn't for professional artists and was only suitable for beginners, I've gotten a great deal of mileage out of it. In my opinion it can be valuable for artists of all levels, especially any experiencing creative block or the 'postpartum' Art Show Opening blues. This is the book I pull out whenever I want to play, fool around with new ideas, or come up with collaborations with other artists. It comes with a deck of cards with creativity prompts AND it's on sale at Chapters for $6. You can't go wrong.