40+ Best Coffee Table Books of 2022

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If you think about coffee table books as a good reference material, you immediately find two more important requirements for a good one: It must be interesting and informative about its subject. These qualities are also what make them a perfect and valuable Christmas gift idea. It allows the recipient to become more of a hobby or interest, and, when they themselves don’t enjoy it, leave it as a table decoration that doubles as a way to show and share their love with guests.

We’ve rounded up the best coffee table books on the market right now covering a wide variety of genres – including home design, fashion, food, travel, pop culture, sports, music, history and more. You can go through your entire list with just this collection! As a courtesy to being a thoughtful and efficient shopper, pick yourself up one or two of these beautiful tomes – trust us, you’ll find a stack you’d be very happy to find under the tree.

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ideal for history buffs

Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd

‘History as They Seen It: Technical Moments from the Past in Color’

2

the perfect hostess gift

Tia Keenan and Noah Fecks

‘The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Perspective’

3

ideal for art lovers

Andre Saraiva

‘André Saraiva: A Graffiti Life’

5

ideal for followers of the royal family

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

Crown at Vogue

6

best for soccer fans

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

The Men In Blazers Present The Gods Of Soccer: The Top 100 Greatest Soccer Players (According To Us)

7

the best to all the women in your life

Ashley Longshore and Diane von Furstenberg

‘Kishindo!: A Gathering of Heroic Women’

8

ideal for home design designers

Architecture Digest

An Overview of Architecture at 100: A Century of Style

9

ideal for dog lovers

Traer Scott

Finding a Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories

10

ideal for foreign travelers

Christopher Cauble

Yellowstone: Land of Wild and Wonder

11

ideal for your lover and wanderlust

Gray Malin

Gray Malin: The Essential Collection

12

ideal for cat owners

Rojiman & Umatan

Cat Hair Hats for Cats: The Art of Bringing Headwear to Your Female Friends

13

perfect for your favorite scrapbooker or vision boarder

Maria Rivans

Awesome Cutout and Collage

14

ideal for vinyl enthusiasts

Michael Ochs

1000 Record Covers

16

perfect for anyone in chic beach style

Nina Freudenberger, Heather Summerville, and Brittany Ambridge

Surf Shack: Sleep-Back Living by the Water

17

ideal for LEGO lovers

Brian Lyles and Jason Lyles

The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own LEGO City!

18

ideal for the family chef

Joanna Gaines

Magnolia table

19

ideal for aspiring world travelers

National Geographic

Living Spaces: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

20

ideal for car nuts

Dr

‘The Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History’

21

perfect for Old School Hollywood fans

Oscar Abolafia

Icon

22

ideal for budding home cooks

Alison Roman

Eat inside

23

ideal for … anyone!

Bruce Velick

Happy!: Pictures of Life’s Happiest Moments

24

ideal for design gurus

Gloria Koenig

Eames

25

ideal for sneakerheads

Simon Wood

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book

26

best for creative types

Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color

27

best for all loved ones regarding consideration

John Burns

Kinfolk Travel

29

ideal for New York-ophiles

Assouline

‘New York By New York’

30

ideal for someone who thinks planning is fun

Shira Gill

Minimalist

31

best for quote lovers

Christina Scotch

I Feel That

32

perfect for serious Star Wars fans

Paul Duncan

‘Star Wars Memories’

33

ideal for coffee connoisseurs

James Hoffmann

World Atlas of Coffee: From Bean to Brew – Coffee Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

34

best for your close friends and family

Assouline

Private Hamptons

35

ideal for casual film lovers

Taschen

Through a Different Lens: The Photographs of Stanley Kubrick

36

ideal for beer aficianados

Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont

World Atlas of Beers: The Essential Guide to the World’s Beers

37

Best for the beauties on your list

Tracey Cunningham

True Color: The Essential Book of Hair Color

38

ideal for people who love tattoo art

Frederic Claquin

Tattoo 1000: The Most Innovative New Designs from the World’s Leading Up-and-coming Tattoo Artists.

39

ideal for astrology followers

Louise Edington

The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart

40

ideal for art lovers

Taschen

Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987

41

ideal for baseball fans

Graphic Image

Ballparks, Past and Present

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