5 thoughts on “Do You Have A Coffee Table Book You Really Enjoy?”

  1. I don’t have a coffee table book but my sister has Zaftig: The Case For Curves. It is full of artwork depicting curvy women and the story of how the definition of femine beauty has changed over the centuries from larger sized to waif thin.
    My mother has a book of house plans from the 1920’s. It is extremely interesting to see how homes were laid out nearly a hundred years ago.
    I think a good coffee table book should be full of interesting pictures with short descriptions

  2. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog may be a sales catalog, but it also makes for a great coffee table book. There are beautiful pictures of vegetables throughout this 350+ page book.

    I also love U2 by U2 — great stories about the band, its members, and their relationships along with awesome concert, candid, and posed-for photos.

  3. i’ve never really got into coffee table books. My father has (lots of movie, celebrity, or athlete type tabletop books with lots of pics). I had one when i was younger “Madonna and Child” I believe. All pics of famous artwork with brief descriptions. But i usually kept it on a shelf. But I do have to say, I just received one called “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science”. It’s the companion to the Ken Burns documentary on PBS. I left it out and even my 13 year old nephew picked it up.

  4. I don’t know if you they are the kinds of books that people really mean when they say coffee table books, but I love the “1001 … You Must … Before You Die” books. I have the ones for movies and comics. I flip through them frequently day dreaming about the ones I know and the ones I want to check out. At some point, I’m sure I’ll pick up others — books, albums, songs, etc.

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