Are you looking to spruce up the living room with a chic, glossy coffee table book? We’ve rounded up 53 of the best coffee table books that are sure to add style and sophistication to your decor. From art books to books of travel photography, there’s a little something for every type of reader.
Whether you’re a travel buff, art enthusiast, or voracious reader, you’re sure to find something perfect for your home. Plus, you can rest assured that these books will make meaningful conversation starters for when guests come over.
From the days of the classic marble end table to today’s modern acrylic coffee tables, make sure your design is never without a great book!
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
For a coffee table book that captures the essence of cultural icons and their impact on society, “Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age” by Graydon Carter is a must-have. From jazz legends to Hollywood stars, this book covers it all and is sure to impress any guest who flips through its pages.
Mother and Child
If you’re looking for a coffee table book that captures the beauty of motherhood, Claiborne Swanson Frank’s “Mother and Child” is a must-have. This stunning book features portraits of mothers and their children, showcasing the unique bond and love between them.
Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
For those who love exploring the rich history and culture of iconic cities, “Los Angeles. Portrait of a City” is a must-have coffee table book. From its glamorous golden age of Hollywood to the rise of the beach culture and street art scene, this book captures the essence of what makes Los Angeles so unique. The images are accompanied by informative and engaging text, making it an enjoyable read for both history buffs and photography enthusiasts.
Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh
For the fashion-forward and design enthusiast, add a touch of style to your coffee table with “Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh.” With luxurious photographs and dynamic insight into Abloh’s creative process, this book celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of one of today’s most celebrated designers. Get inspired by Abloh’s ingenious designs and gain a greater appreciation for fashion and design with a book that simply can’t be missed.
Humans of New York
If you’re looking for a coffee table book that will give your guests a glimpse into the lives of everyday people, “Humans of New York” is an excellent choice. Featuring stunning photographs of New Yorkers, this book offers a unique perspective on the city that never sleeps.
Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz and Anna Wintour are two names that need no introduction in the world of fashion and photography. “Wonderland” brings these two icons together, showcasing some of Leibovitz’s most captivating portrait photography with Wintour’s unique insights into the fashion industry. From timeless Hollywood classics to contemporary pop icons, this coffee table book offers a glimpse into the fantastical world of fashion and celebrity culture.
Nike: Icons Book
For sneakerheads and Nike enthusiasts alike, Taschen’s “Nike: Icons Book” is a visual treat that chronicles the iconic brand’s history and cultural impact throughout the years. From the Air Jordan to the Flyknit, this book explores the groundbreaking designs and innovations that have made Nike a household name.
Pairing well with the sleek and modern aesthetic of Nike’s products, this coffee table book is a perfect addition to any contemporary living space.
Gray Malin: The Essential Collection
“Gray Malin: The Essential Collection” features the stunning photography of Gray Malin, known for his colorful and whimsical aerial shots of beaches and landscapes around the world. With vibrant colors and playful compositions, this book is sure to spark conversation and inspire wanderlust.
Accidentally Wes Anderson
Admirers of eclectic design, rejoice: “Accidentally Wes Anderson” has arrived to liven up your coffee table book collection. This one-of-a-kind album captures the magical, movie-esque beauty found in real-life architecture around the world. Pastel-hued edifices, symmetrical staircases, and other captivating visuals take a page out of the legendary Wes Anderson’s playbook. So, why not bring the whimsical allure of his films into your own home decor? “Accidentally Wes Anderson” is the ideal inspiration for those looking to channel the filmmaker’s aesthetic into their lives.
Seeing Stars by Stella Andromeda
For those who love to explore the mysteries of the universe and delve into astrology, Stella Andromeda’s Seeing Stars is an ideal addition to your coffee table book collection. Andromeda’s book offers an in-depth guide to understanding the zodiac and horoscopes, enabling you to become a master of the stars. With beautiful illustrations and engaging writing, this book is both visually stunning and mentally stimulating.
For passionate photography lovers, “Annie Leibovitz” is an essential coffee table book. This book pays homage to one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Annie Leibovitz, showcasing her remarkable portfolio of images.
Inside readers will discover stunning portraits of celebrity icons as well as vibrant photographs taken during her travels worldwide. Add this iconographic book to your collection today and experience the brilliance of Annie Leibovitz’s work.
The Art Book
“The Art Book” is an exceptional addition to any art lover’s coffee table collection. Packed with over 600 pages of stunning reproductions and insightful commentaries, this book is an immersive guide to the history of art. From ancient times to the contemporary era, “The Art Book” covers a wide range of movements and styles, exploring the creative process and the artists behind them.
Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury
Moving on to another fashion icon, “Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury” offers an in-depth look at the brand’s journey towards the status it holds today. From its beginnings in the 1800s to its iconic status in the fashion industry today, this book offers a fascinating read for all fashion enthusiasts.
The Big Book of Chic
Assouline’s “The Big Book of Chic” takes the concept of interior design to the next level by showcasing the works of legendary interior designer Miles Redd. Redd’s bold color palettes and eclectic style have made him the go-to designer for the world’s elite. This book is a masterclass in incorporating bold colors and patterns into any space, making it a must-have for any design enthusiast.
Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style
Next up on our list of must-have coffee table books is “Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style” from Kelly Wearstler and Rima Suqi. This book will take your home decor game to the next level with its stunning photographs and insider tips. From bold prints to statement pieces, Kelly Wearstler’s iconic style has made her a household name in the design world.
Dog People by Sandra Müller
Sandra Müller’s “Dog People” offers a heartwarming look at the special bond between dog owners and their four-legged friends. This coffee table book features stunning photography that captures intimate moments between dogs and their owners, showcasing the unique personalities and quirks of each pooch. From playful pups to loyal companions, “Dog People” celebrates the joy and love that comes with having a furry friend by your side.
Ten Speed Press We Are Everywhere
For those who crave uplifting content that celebrates underrepresented voices, “Ten Speed Press We Are Everywhere” is a must-read. This coffee table book features the stories of queer activists who have fought for visibility and acceptance throughout history. Through stunning visuals and compelling narratives, readers are taken on a journey through the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community.
Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958 – 1987
Andrew Warhol’s passion for using Polaroid cameras to capture the world around him was iconic — and this book celebrates the very best of his photography between 1958 and 1987. From famous faces to ordinary items, the photographs take us on a journey to the past, making Warhol’s artistry feel as fresh and meaningful now as it did then.
Experience the glamour and sophistication of New York City with “The Carlyle” from Assouline. Captivating stories, stunning photographs, and a look back at the history of the legendary Carlyle hotel—all exquisitely presented in one coffee table book. Get lost in the charm of the Upper East Side, all from your own home.
Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms
Damien Hirst’s “Cherry Blossoms” is a must-have for art lovers who appreciate unique and thought-provoking pieces. This coffee table book presents a collection of Hirst’s artwork that explores the theme of beauty and life’s fragile nature. Hirst’s “Cherry Blossoms” is sure to impress any guest and spark conversation.
Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments
If you’re a fan of Hollywood and iconic movie moments, you won’t want to miss “Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments.” This stunning coffee table book brings together powerful images of Black actors and actresses striking poses and recreating classic movie scenes for a new era.
Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality
With practical tips and tricks for hosting unforgettable soirées, “Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality” will help you elevate your hosting game and impress all of your guests.
Harry Styles: And The Clothes He Wears
If you’re a fashion enthusiast, “Harry Styles: And The Clothes He Wears” by Terry Newman is a must-have coffee table book. It delves into the unique style of the former boy band member and explores the link between fashion and identity.
Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
If you’re also looking to infuse your home with the beauty of nature, “Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season” is the perfect complement. With its stunning imagery and insightful tips, “Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers” is a coffee table book that can help turn any home into a beautiful and welcoming space.
Ballparks: Past and Present
If you’re a fan of leather-bound books, then “Ballparks: Past and Present” is the perfect addition to your collection. This stunning book showcases the world’s most iconic baseball parks in all their glory, featuring beautiful photography and detailed information about each venue. It’s a must-have for any baseball fan or lover of sports photography.
Frida Kahlo: The Complete Paintings
Enrich your coffee table with the brilliant works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. “Frida Kahlo: The Complete Paintings” is the perfect book for art lovers, offering a glimpse into the life and inspirations of this influential master. Not only does this book include beautiful images of Kahlo’s greatest works, but it also features expert analysis and context, providing a deeper appreciation of the artist’s impact.
Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography
Another coffee table book that is worth adding to your collection is “Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography.” The book features the work of the late Bill Cunningham, a legendary photographer who captured the dynamic and ever-evolving fashion scene of New York City for over five decades. It is a visual delight, offering a glimpse into the city’s vibrant street fashion through the eyes of Cunningham.
History as They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color
“History as They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color” is a captivating coffee table book that transports readers back in time, immersing them in some of history’s most iconic moments in stunning color. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking to add a little extra flair to your coffee table, this book is sure to take you on a journey of awe and wonder.
Woman Made: Great Women Designers
If you loved reading about the innovative designs of Virgil Abloh, then you should definitely add “Woman Made: Great Women Designers” by Jane Hall to your collection. In this coffee table book, Hall pays homage to the many talented women who have impacted the world of design and architecture. Through stunning photography and insightful essays, readers will be in awe of the incredible accomplishments of these female visionaries.
The Ultimate Sneaker Book
“The Ultimate Sneaker Book” offers readers a fascinating journey into the world of sneakers. Uncover the history, from the earliest models to modern-day designs, and explore the vibrant culture around the shoe. Stunning photographs, interviews with top experts, and an insightful look into the industry deliver an incomparable reading experience. This coffee table book is sure to impress guests with its unique perspective on fashion.
Terry O’Neill’s Rock N’ Roll Album
Terry O’Neill’s “Rock N’ Roll Album” is a treasure trove of captivating photographs for any music or photography lover. Feel the energy and excitement of these special moments with your own eyes, as though you were right there among the stars. Terry O’Neill captures the off and on-stage lifestyle of these talented musicians, making it a true masterpiece.
For those who love French style and sophistication, Assouline’s “Paris Chic” is a must-have addition to any coffee table book collection. With stunning photography and insightful text, this book offers a glimpse into the world of Parisian chic and timeless elegance. From fashion to interior design, “Paris Chic” provides inspiration for creating a truly stylish and sophisticated living space.
The timeless elegance of Valentino Garavani can now grace your coffee table with “Valentino Rosso” from Assouline. Perfect for the fashion-loving and those looking to add a touch of glamour to their living space, this book is an essential addition to any coffee table collection.
Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History
For those interested in hip-hop culture and fashion, “Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History” from Vikki Tobak is another fantastic addition to any coffee table. It is filled with fascinating stories and stunning images that will engage anyone interested in hip-hop culture.
Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style
Coffee tables everywhere will be delighted with “Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style.” Unlock a century of stunning interior design, architecture, and style with this must-have coffee table book.
The Rihanna Book by Rihanna
“The Rihanna Book” is an essential coffee table book for any pop culture fan! Immerse yourself in the singer’s life and career, from her Barbados roots to her monumental global fame. Be among the first to see never-before-released photos, personal notes, lyrics, and exclusive behind-the-scenes stories. This unique volume is guaranteed to delight any Rihanna fan!
Down to Earth: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living
If you’re looking for a coffee table book that showcases stunning design but also provides practical tips for creating a comfortable home, “Down to Earth: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living” by Lauren Liess is an excellent choice. Liess prioritizes functionality without sacrificing style, encouraging readers to incorporate natural elements into their homes for a more relaxed, grounding environment.
The Rolling Stones
If you’re a music lover, the next book on our list is one you won’t want to miss. The “Rolling Stones” coffee table book is a celebration of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Filled with stunning photographs and interesting stories, this book will transport you back to the height of the Stones’ success and give you a glimpse into the lives of these rock and roll legends.
AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home
Speaking of celebrating uniqueness, “AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home” is another coffee table book that celebrates diversity and showcases the importance of representation within interior design.
The Rainbow Atlas: A Guide to the World’s 500 Most Colorful Places
Indulge in an explosion of colors with “The Rainbow Atlas: A Guide to the World’s 500 Most Colorful Places” from Taylor Fuller. From vibrant pink lakes in Mexico to lively streets in Cape Town, this coffee table book will bring the most dazzling destinations to your home. With stunning photography and detailed descriptions, this guide offers an incredible opportunity to virtually explore the world’s 500 most colorful places. Let this exciting adventure begin!
Minimalista: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life
Speaking of unique perspectives, “Minimalista: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life” by Shira Gill is another must-have coffee table book. It offers practical tips and advice on how to live a more minimalist lifestyle without sacrificing style. It will teach you how to declutter your home, wardrobe, and life so you can focus on what truly matters.
Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home
Soho House’s “Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home” is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book packed with captivating images and invaluable tips to help you replicate the coveted Soho House look in your own home. From the ideal bedroom setup to creating the perfect dinner party atmosphere, this book is ideal for anyone wishing to bring a touch of luxury into their home.
1000 Record Covers
Every music lover needs a copy of “1000 Record Covers” on their coffee table. Explore the amazing album artwork from the sixties to the nineties, discover the story and creative process behind each design, and gain a fascinating insight into the minds of record cover creators. This book will make an indelible impression on any music fan.
For a different kind of artistic inspiration, look no further than the “Rock Covers Coffee Table Book.” From classic rock to punk and heavy metal, this coffee table book celebrates the art of music and its visual representation. Each cover is presented in vivid detail, with informative captions accompanying the designs. For music lovers and collectors, the “Rock Covers” coffee table book is a must-have addition to any home.
Great Escapes USA: The Hotel Book
For those who crave adventure and travel, “Great Escapes USA: The Hotel Book” is a must-have addition to your coffee table collection. This stunning book showcases some of the most luxurious and unique hotels across the United States, from charming bed and breakfasts to grand resorts.
Assouline’s “Amalfi Coast” offers an unmatched glimpse of Italy’s idyllic Mediterranean shores. Bursting with vivid imagery of picturesque, pastel-hued towns, lush hillsides, and majestic evening hues, this coffee-table book takes readers on a visual adventure down the sun-drenched coastline.
Ready for an extraordinary change of scenery? Gray Malin’s “Beaches” is the perfect addition to any collection of coffee table books. Experience the awe-inspiring diversity of nature, and bring a slice of sunshine to your day! Let this collection be your portal to a magical escape.
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World
Just as incorporating timeless pieces into your home decor can add a touch of sophistication, exploring the world through travel can add depth and richness to your life experiences. “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World by Lonely Planet” invites readers to embark on a journey around the globe, providing a comprehensive overview of every country in the world.
From the architecture of the sprawling estates to the exclusive parties and events hosted by the wealthy and famous, Assouline’s “Hamptons Private” is a visual feast for the senses.
Phaidon Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom
Speaking of aesthetics, “Phaidon Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom” is another coffee table book that celebrates beauty in all forms. From delicate petals to breathtaking landscapes, this book captures the essence of the natural world.
The Architecture of Trees
Showcasing the intricate details of tree structures and the intricacies of their design, “The Architecture of Trees” by Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi is a must-have for nature enthusiasts and design lovers alike.
Bad Girls Throughout History
From Cleopatra to Beyoncé, “Bad Girls Throughout History” chronicles the stories of women who were rebels, warriors, and trailblazers. If you’re looking for something with a bit more edge, this is an excellent addition to any collection.
Chronicle Chroma Silver. Skate. Seventies.
Unlock the past with Chronicle Chroma “Silver. Skate. Seventies.” This coffee table book celebrates the golden age of skateboarding with vivid photographs, vintage fashion, and daring stunts. Enjoy a perfect blend of modern and retro design as you explore the lives of iconic skaters from the 1970s and their influence on the sport.
West: The American Cowboy
In “West: The American Cowboy,” Krantz’s stunning photography captures the rugged beauty and resilience of American cowboys and their way of life. The book is a tribute to their spirit, strength, and grit, with each photo telling a powerful story.
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