I know that the title of my list refers to the Ten Best "Books", but #5 on my list is a periodical that can't wait to get my hands on each month.
#5 - B&W: Black & White Magazine
One of the few photography magazines that I find worth reading (along with View Camera, Blind Spot, Photographers Forum, Lenswork, and Aperture) is B&W: Black & White Magazine. It is a beautifully put together magazine that is a joy to hold with heavy paper, beautiful reproductions, and inspiring photography from as many styles as you can name. Featuring Artist Profiles, Portfolio Reviews, Artist Spotlights, and other regular and semi-regular features, the collection of imagery in each issue is stunning.
No page after page of mundane ads from every camera store in the country hawking their wares, no equipment reviews, and no junk. Every page of this magazine is for serious black and white photographers. Galleries and individual artist ads are included in their own sections, front and back in each issue, and they aren't interwoven every other page with the articles and portfolios, creating a much more pleasing viewing experience.