The Best Coffee Table Books

They’re heavy and you sometimes wonder why you have them (or who gifted them to you) but coffee table books are important- and here’s why.

You’ve probably been in a similar situation: you’re at a friend’s place (or meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time) and they are busy with something, or in the bathroom. How do you stay occupied, find conversation starters and stay off your phone? Coffee table books.

The same applies for being a host. Having coffee table books that reflect your style will help your house guests learn more about you.

There are many other reasons why coffee table books work so well too:

  • Photography can evoke emotion

  • Fun fact books are educational

  • Travel books inspire wanderlust

  • They make great interior design items

  • Non-fiction can stir a conversation

If you don’t have any books around your living room at the moment, this might be the time to acquire some. Luckily, we’re here to help.

Here’s a list of some classic coffee table books that will bring life and color to any home.

1.Humans of New York

2.Andy Warhol 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection

4.Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel

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4.National Geographic: The Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)

National Geographic: The Photographs (National Geographic ...

5.On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa

6.Paris in Color by Nihole Robertson

7.The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs by Elias Weiss Friedman

8. Styled:Secrets for Arranging Rooms by Emily Henderson

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9.Home by Ellen DeGeneres

10.The Art Book by Editors of Phaidon

Now it’s time to make a style statement with some coffee table books of your own. Be mindful of your color scheme too – books can be a beautiful design tool!

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