Whether you’re an avid reader or have a keen eye on design trends, a well-accented coffee table book will help complete any home.
Not only can they be informative (like cookbooks) but they can also be aesthetically pleasing (and most of them are). Whether you’re looking for a supreme host or hostess gift or planning to complete your personal coffee table setup, we have you covered.
Enter our edit of the 15 best coffee table books of 2023 that are sure to add much character and wisdom to your home. There’s one for every type of person, too, with options ranging from architecture and fashion to travel and cocktails.
What’s more, any of these options work well for Mother’s Day (especially for your loved one who has absolutely everything). Whether you’re shopping for your grandmother or your wife, rest assured that any of these ready-to-order options will make your recipient smile from ear to ear.
So, browse below for our must-buy options. These fascinating literary publications will add an elite, upscale touch to any space, without any effort at all.
For a meaningful, faith-based coffee table book, Alabaster has some of the most beautiful Bible renditions available. With individual books — from Proverbs and The Gospels to Philippians and Psalms — you’ll have a scripture-soaked hardcover that’s filled with vibrant, vivid and stunning imagery.
The brand is one of our personal favorites that always sparks conversation and fills up our cup. Its thoughtful layout design and typography is one you’re sure to treasure, most of all.
We can’t stop glossing over the Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style. If you love flipping through home design magazines, consider this the crème de la crème. Inside, you’ll find insider home archives of well-known public figures like Barack and Michelle Obama, Michael Kors, David Bowie and more.
For native New Yorkers and dreamers of the Big Apple alike, the Walk With Me: New York coffee table isn’t one to skip on. Specifically, you’ll flip through unique insights of the diverse melting pot we all call home — one way or another. Longtime fashion editor and photographer Susan Kaufman paves a beautifully written and pieced-together past, too.
If you love being the hostess with the mostest, then you’ll adore the Kate Spade New York Celebrate That! Occasions Book. It’s budget-friendly, too, and includes snippets of how to celebrate every occasion well — from popping open the bubbly with your bestie to hosting a fine dining experience at home.
Who doesn’t love LV? The designer’s “The Birth of Modern Luxury” hardcover not only has a stunning cover that’s sure to match your neutral landscape but includes archival art, product designs and cutting-edge advertising. In short, it’s a full-access view of the company’s history.
For lovers of psychology and those interested in building and fostering relationships, acclaimed researcher and author Brené Brown published “Atlas of the Heart,” an engaging, informative narrative of human perspective, emotional wellbeing and understanding each other better. She even elaborates on definitions for “shame,” “empathy” and more throughout the pages.
For the outdoorsy lover, there’s no better coffee table book than 100 Hikes of a Lifetime. Pottery Barn sells a beautiful leather-bound rendition of the top-rated flip-through book, too, and it makes a lovely gift for anyone on your list.
The 1,000 Record Covers coffee table book is ideal for the music lover you know, illustrating top covers from artists and bands in history. Not only is it a great collectors’ item but it’ll teach you something, new, too!
For the person who’s always on their skincare and beauty game, take a note from The Beauty Chef. This modern-day cookbook and wellness read is a popular option for any coffee table (and, will sure to have you Post-It noting everything).
We couldn’t put together an edit of the best coffee table books without highlighting one that taps into charcuterie board culture. From learning about different cheeses and pairings to understanding how to host the ultimate dinner party, this is truly one of our favorites.
For photography aficionados, shop the Gray Malin coffee table book for beloved images of the professional photographer’s most iconic shots from around the world. From the sunny beaches of Positano to the Parker Palm Springs, this one is surely a delight.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this cover is. Truly, it’s a wonderful option for someone who recently moved into a NYC walk-up or studio and is chock-full of America’s Favorite City and all of its boroughs. From Manhattan to Brooklyn to the Bronx and beyond, it’s a splurge worth making.
As a gift for the recently engaged (or the gal who loves all things wedding dresses), the Vogue Weddings is one of the most iconic coffee table books with the most iconic covers. Inside, you’ll find wedding tips and notes from top designers and tried-and-true fashion looks from the decades.
As a personal favorite that we’ve gifted to our loved ones in the past, the Uncommon Goods New York Times Custom Birthday Book is a unique, personalized option to snag for someone’s upcoming birthday. All you have to do is include their birth year and the brand will custom print major New York Times headlines from that year.
We love flowers (who doesn’t?) and the Redouté Book of Flowers not only has one of the most striking covers but also teaches you about different blooms and their respective botanical descriptions.
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