Styling the perfect coffee table takes a couple of key items — decorative items, a little bit of greenery, and, of course, a gorgeous coffee table book (or two). There’s no shortage of colorful and sleek books, but what if you’re looking for table literature with a smidge more substance than just stunning photos? That’s us, too, so we tracked down some of the best coffee table books to blend the informative with the eye-catching.
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s knock-out show Girlboss or read the incredible book it’s based on, go do that now. But then come back and grab Sophia Amoruso’s memoir 2.0 that’ll brighten up any coffee table.
We’re super into this trend of cookbooks looking as delicious as the recipes inside. Leave this beauty on your coffee table or on your kitchen counter.
Ah, wanderlust. Thankfully, NYT has brought the world to your coffee table with gorgeous photos and information that’s real handy if/when you actually get yourself across the pond.
From the beloved artistic magazine comes this book, part of the Kinfolk series. It delivers real-life stories and tips from entrepreneurs without compromising on Kinfolk’s signature stunning photography.
Anything we can do to make our skin glow naturally, we’re all over — this gorgeous book is chock-full of nutrition and scientific info about how different nutrients impact your lovely skin.
There are billions of women in this world, but here is a collection of 200 kick-ass ladies to inspire you and your guests.
A coffee table classic, this book has portraits and stories from real-life people who photographer Brandon Stanton bumps into on the streets of New York City — intimate, engaging, and honest.
Cheryl Strayed — author of the amazing memoir Wild — is back with this bite-size book of quotes. It’s a great breath of fresh air when you need a motivational pick-me-up, and it looks adorable on your coffee table.
Knowing how to make an old-school cocktail off-the-cuff is a pretty neat party trick — now you’ve got a whole book chock full of them! Cute to leave out on your table, or to put to use for Bachelor watch nights.
Why not include a book that you get to write yourself? This slim and sleek journal has guided questions for you to reflect on your day, and its neutral color makes a great addition to any living room coffee table.
Some of our favorite childhood reads are coming back into style with a totally refreshed look — this classic looks as old-fashioned as the story itself. Also check out this copy of The Little Mermaid illustrated by Yayoi Kusama.
With enough interesting information as a full-on text book, you can learn a whole lot about yourself and others from this colorful and sleek coffee table book.
This millennial pink cover holds some tried-and-true tips for both the hostess and the guest.
A collection of handwritten poems from the late and great Tupac Shakur — great for the mind and soul, and packs a visual punch on your coffee table.
What’s your all-time favorite coffee table book? Which of these would you like to add to your own living room decor?