What is a Coffee Table Book?
A coffee table book is a hardcover book that is typically larger than other books and is intended to be placed on a table to be enjoyed by visitors rather than read from cover to cover. Coffee table books are typically larger and more expensive than other books.
Types of Coffee Table Books
Coffee table books vary greatly in topic, but some of the most common types are:
- Art and Photography – Coffee table books of art and photography often feature breathtaking pictures, usually with some type of theme.
- Biographies – Biographical coffee table books often feature historical figures or prominent people of today.
- Travel – Travel coffee table books may be full of stunning photographs that let the reader explore new places without leaving the comfort of their own home.
- Cook/Beverage Books – Coffee table book of recipes or drinks are sure to inspire visitors—and provide recipes for their next dinner.
Benefits of Coffee Table Books
Coffee table books are more than just eye candy; they are often interactive and can provide hours of entertainment. Coffee table books can serve as great conversation starters, giving your guests plenty of interesting topics to talk about, like the places featured in a travel book or the art in an art book.
Coffee table books can also give guests a snapshot of who you are and what your interests are, which is why they often act as statement pieces within a room. Whether it’s a grand tour of the world or a unique experience in your own home, coffee table books are an ideal way to bring together your guests and spark joy.