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The 15 MOST Inviting Coffee Table Books

You will want all of these at arm's reach.

Books on a coffee table are stylish, chic and welcoming. They take you on a visual journey and also is a reflection of the homeowner’s psyche. Personally, I prefer books that are vivid, bold, interesting to read and revolve around travel, art, and wine 🙂

Here is a collection of oversized titles that could act a starter kit for new home/apartment owners or just cool additions for interior connoisseurs.

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


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This tops our list. The Dogist is funny, cute and will have you flipping pages for hours. Pick one up and hear your guests Awww… over it!

$15.02, Amazon

2. Pop Art by Klaus Honnef


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This one’s for the  Andy Warhol, Allan Jones, Ed Ruscha and Roy Lichtenstein fans.  It includes over 100 colored illustrations with captions.

$12.74, Amazon

3. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton


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Alexander McQueen – the most influential and celebrated creative. His story is celebrated and intricately captured in this book. The provocative and vibrant photography makes it a beloved coffee table book.

$32.43, Amazon

4. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places by National Geographic


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With stunning photography, this is the only guide you need to book your next holiday.

$21.75, Amazon

5. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton


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This has been a staple on everyone’s coffee table for the past four years. This stunning piece intimately captures the spirit of New York City.

$17.26, Amazon

6. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson


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The perfect home decor guide for styling any space. Make sure you always have it at arm’s reach.

$18.39, Amazon

7. Beaches by Gray Malin


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This book is a virtual escape to sunny and sandy beaches of over 20 cities.

$24.09, Amazon

8. 1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs


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Finally a coffee table book for music lovers. Explore rock album covers of the 60s to the 90s.

$17.99, Amazon

9. The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson 


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The most essential guide for any wine lover. Remarkably detailed and yet still easy to understand. Pair it with a glass or two of your favorite grape.

$35.42, Amazon

10. Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Novels) by Chris Ware


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A massive delight. You will probably need your dining table to unfurl this one.

$33.05, Amazon

11. 99 Nicknamed Classic Cars by Michael Köckritz, Helge Jepsen


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A classic car lovers fantasy all wrapped up in an exquisite coffee table book with clever explanations and affectionate illustrations.

$49.72, Amazon

12. In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney


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This is a big fat book of inspiration that will make you want to read it again and again and again.

$19.03, Amazon

13. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details by Christiane Lemieux


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A must-have for anyone who is trying to wrap their head around interior designing.

$35.29, Amazon

14. Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon Editors 


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Plant is an exuberant page-turner packed with a diverse range of botanical art. The perfect gift for green fingers and art lovers.

$39.91, Amazon

15. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel


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Couldn’t let this one slide. A cute and playful testament to the joy that dogs bring into our lives.

$9.43, Amazon

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