10 top books to shake up your coffee table

Whether you are shopping for a new homeowner or looking for a simple but classy bestfriend gift- you can never do wrong with a coffee table book. Inspirational, meaningful and stylish, the aesthetic of a good coffee table book does wonders for your living space.

From recipe books, to picture books, to travel guides, your collection of books need all the variety they can get.

We compiled a list of 10 books which are well-rounded in subject matter. Books which we believe would help you assert that literary charm in your private space.

 

1. VIRGIL ABLOH: FIGURES OF SPEECH

This book explores the mastermind and art of Ghanaian-designer Virgil Abloh. Engaging and resplendent with essays and art you will find yourself becoming intimate with this artistic process.

2. THE VERY EMBARRASSING BOOK OF DAD JOKES

This collection of side-splitting dad jokes is just the book you need to ease tensions while in the living room. Curated by Ian Allen, prepare the drum-roll as each joke makes it’s punchline.

3. I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU: LIFE ACCORDING TO FRIENDS’ RACHEL, PHOEBE, JOEY, CHANDLER, ROSS & MONICA 

Friends is without a doubt one of the most iconic things to happen to television. In this unofficial guide to life, friendships, dating and fashion, your space welcomes wisdom from the folks who promise to always be there for you.

4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series

What’s a house without a little spook? In this childhood favourite thriller collection of tales, your centre piece is a scare that’ll make for a good ‘chilling’ night.

5. The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits

In this picture book by prolific photographer Mihaela Noroc, we behold the beauty of women in all their cultures, colours, forms and differences.

6. THE BUCKET LIST: 1000 ADVENTURES BIG & SMALL

Didn’t we put down something this year as a resolution? I know I most certainly did. It’s never too soon or late to have an adventure whether big or small. And this picture book shows you just how.

7. #wanderlust: The World’s 500 Most Unforgettable Travel Destinations

An adventure of a life time awaits. Find your next flight destination by perusing while in the comfort of your armchair. Is it Komune’s lush forests? Or Zanzibar’s turquoise waters? Find the world’s wonder with a flip of each page.

8. SOUL R&B FUNK PHOTOGRAPHS: 1972-1982

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Groove to the rhythm of the funk. Through Bruce. W. Talamon’s lens, behold the royalty that was the golden age of soul, r&b and funk. This is the perfect choice for that senior citizen that remembers doing the boogy-woogy at that Friday night discotheque.

9. Accidentally Wes Anderson

A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself, see these stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.

10.  CATS: PHOTOGRAPHY 1942-2018

Come here, pussy pussy. While a lot of you may love your security dogs, cat’s have kept our storeroom free from rodents for centuries. In this picture book of indulgence, cats get the regal photography that they deserve. Get fuzzy with it and get you a copy just for shave reasons.

 

So there you have it. Do you have any coffee table book suggestions? Tell us in the comments below.

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