I have recently decided that coffee table books might be my favorite things to buy for myself and for others. There are so many good options out there, you can find coffee table books that fit a wide array of interests, and they can serve as decor without throwing off a room’s style.
Here is a roundup of some of my favorite coffee table books that I own and some others that are on my wish list. If you have additional suggestions, let me know! Books I own are marked with a star*.
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada*
Kate Spade New York: All in Good Taste*
Vogue: The Covers
Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photos from America’s Wild Places*
Styled: Arranging Rooms from Tabletops to Bookshelves*
Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything*
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
The Visual History of Type
Matcha: A Lifestyle Guide*
Design*Sponge at Home*
Domino: The Book of Decorating*
The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining
Futura: The Typeface
Pantone: The 20th Century in Color
Obama: An Intimate Portrait*
Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home*
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs*
Kate Spade New York: Places to Go, People to See
How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition*
P.S. Check my first gift guide (including two of these books) here!