I just got my new portrait book in the mail. I ordered a 11X8 Little Black Book (Lustre - E-Surface) (20 Pages) from ArtisanState (www.artisanstate.com). They have a great way of building you a book that lays flat. The pages can be full bleed to the edges and you can create double truck 2 page spreads where the photo will be seamless across the 2 pages. They have a great web-based interface that allows you to upload your images, organize them how you want and to select the style of cover and materials you want for your book.
This book will be used to present my work to future clients.