15 Coffee Table Books Worth Buying a Coffee Table For

What's on your coffee table says a lot about you. Whether you love food, travel, art, fashion, or all of the above, inspirational coffee table books spark insightful conversations. Enjoy browsing these beauties.

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Home Style Tips

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson and Angelin Borsics helps you create Pinterest-worthy vignettes with items you already have in your home. They encourage you to find and embrace your personal style.

List price: $32.50

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Pretty Parties

Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining by Lela Rose is a visual treat. With tabletop decorating ideas, party theme and recipe suggestions, and more, this book will make you wish you had an invite to the author's next soiree.

List Price: $40

New York Photography

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton captures the essence of New York City with hundreds of inspiring images that celebrate the eclectic members of this bustling city. Heartfelt stories further bring to life what it means to be a New Yorker.

List price: $29.99

Food Truck Favorites

Food Truck Road Trip: A Cookbook by Kim Pham, Philip Shen, and Terri Phillips highlights the authors' coast-to-coast travels sampling the oh-so-yummy delights of food trucks. They also share recipes from some of their favorite stops. This book is guaranteed to make you hungry.

List Price: $21.99

Eclectic Home Design

The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney encourages readers to mix things up and to embrace the idea that decorating their home will never be "done" because their style is continually evolving to reflect where they are in their lives at that moment.

List Price: $35

Mediterranean Recipes

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by chef Yotam Ottolenghi will leave you asking for more veggies at your next meal. Whether you like to cook or just like to eat, the vibrant images by photographer Jonathan Lovekin make each dish irresistible.

List price: $35

Fashion Lesson

Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion by Nigel Barker explores decades of fashion icons who changed the perception of beauty for their generations. More than just pretty faces, these women were trendsetters.

List Price: $40

Nature Photography

Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before by Alastair Fothergill takes you to new depths using state-of-the-art photography equipment to capture unbelievable shots of animals in their natural habits. Unlike any other nature photography book, this inspired book captures the dynamic art of our world.

List Price: $39.95

Elegant Home Design

Pursuit of Beauty: The Interiors of Timothy Whealon by Timothy Whealon and Dan Shaw gives you a glimpse into truly exquisite homes. Inspiring images paired with the story behind the design elevates the experience.

List price: $50

Silly Science

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe is a delightful, humorous, and thought-provoking book that is certain to be a conversation starter. Break this out at your next dinner party. It's sure to tickle the funny bone of your resident know-it-all. We apologize in advance for any disagreements over what would happen if the earth suddenly stopped spinning.

List price: $24

Wildlife Illustrations

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham (illustrations by Charley Harper) brings together decades of work from Harper's wildlife illustrations, which he called minimal realism, in one eye-catching collection.

List Price: $29.95

Travel Photography

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places by National Geographic will have you ready to pack your bags before you read a single word. Along with stunning images of spectacular natural and human-made wonders, you'll find real tips on what to see and do in each locale.

List Price: $40

 

Grown-Up Coloring Book

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns by Blue Star Coloring gives you permission to stop multitasking and focus your energy on a simple, creative endeavor. Lose yourself in the serenity of creation with 48 fresh designs at your fingertips.

List price: $12.99

Celebrity Photography

Portraits by Martin Schoeller is a stunning compilation of the many he shot of movie stars, politicians, sports figures, and musicians. He captures the essence of his subjects in such a compelling way that you'll be flipping pages to see what -- and who -- is coming up next.

List Price: $125

Whimsical Art

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss by Theodor Geisel (introduction by Maurice Sendak) is a sneak peek inside the creative mastermind of The Cat in the Hat. These original works, however, were pieces he created for himself, not for publication in a Dr. Seuss story book, although you'll recognize his signature use of bold colors and fantastical creatures.

List price: $35

 

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