Occasionally, we tell you to make some room on your library shelf.

This is one of those times.

Presenting Vespa, a must-have new illustrated history of the iconic scooter that made its debut in 1946 and instantly went from quotidian means of transport to synonym for sexy, style and sprezzatura.

Authors Valerio Boni and Azzurra Della Penna have put together the definitive volume on the Vespa, Italian for “wasp,” including 350 images and a gatefold listing every model ever produced.

At some point in your life, you should ride a Vespa.

Just ask our man Duncan Quinn.

But this is definitely the next best thing…