I have produced a couple of photo books using iPhoto. The books look fantastic and are a beautiful way to present your photos. Obviously not everyone has a Mac and such a simple way to produce these books. In Australia, Apple doesn’t provide photo printing services, and the printing is handled by Digital Da Vinci in Adelaide.
For the PC user I have found a similar service. On the PC you need both the software and someone to print and bind the book for you. The one company that I have found that can do this is Momento. I haven’t used Momento, but it looks like a very similar service and pricing to the Digital Da Vinci once. In fact there are a couple of options such as cover sleeves and embossing from Momento which are not available from Digital Da Vinci.
If these books are even half as good as the Digital Da Vinci ones they make a fantastic coffee table book and are an excellent way to preserve you memories.