The coffee table book is a well-known living room staple. The books you choose to display can show off your interests and give your guests something entertaining to browse, and that’s precisely why you shouldn’t settle for a boring or predictable read. We’ve selected 25 books that represent the best page-turners: well-designed, visually pleasing, fascinating and downright hilarious. These volumes are worthy of prominent display on your table.
Check out the gallery above to see our favorite coffee table books.
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Small World | Martin Parr | Dewi Lewis Publishing | A unique, satirical take on global tourism.
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Paddle Your Own Canoe | Nick Offerman | Dutton | Offerman's hilarious and engaging guide to life.
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EarthART: Colours of the Earth | Bernhard Edmaier | Phaidon | Detailed aerial photographs from across the world.
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Popville | Annouck Boisrobert | Roaring Brook Press | Mod, innovative pop-up architecture.
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The Selby is in Your Space | Todd Selby | Abrams | Photo vignettes of the homes of artists and creatives.
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The Wes Anderson Collection Book | Matt Zoller Seitz | Abrams | Photography and artwork to accompany each of Anderson's 7 feature films.
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Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air | Philip Jodidio | Taschen | Innovative forest abodes from all over the world.
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A Map of the World | Prestel | Intricately-drawn maps from talented artists and cartographers each have their own unique look.
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Diane Keaton: House | Rizzoli | Images of spaces repurposed into homes.
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The Forest Feast | Erin Gleeson | Abrams | Simple, elegant recipes presented in colorful backdrops.