There’s something so relaxing about relaxing on the couch and flipping through a gorgeous coffee table book, enjoying lovely images, and allowing yourself to be transported to other times and places. Add one – or more – to your décor, layering them with other accessories, stacking several books together, or letting one large, stunning book be the centerpiece. Looking for the perfect books to add to your collection? Here are a few of our favorite coffee table books.
This book features more than 600 breathtaking photos and highlights the millions of acres of historical heritage and protected wilderness found in the 62 National Parks throughout America. Beyond the fantastic imagery, which won the photographer multiple awards, you’ll find maps of every park, captions that add details on how and where photos were made, drawing readers into the captivating landscapes found across the country. Both less-known parks and well-known favorites are featured, and you’ll learn what makes every park unique.
A living portrait
There’s a reason that the Washington Post referred to this coffee table book as one of the most influential art projects within the past decade. The compelling book shows humans from around the world through the lens of Brandon Stanton. He traveled to more than 40 countries, taking photos, conducting interviews, and capturing universal human stories that transcend locations and languages. The book resonates with humans across the world, giving a portrait of the shared human experience, making it an excellent book to display on your coffee table.
Booze and vinyl lovers will appreciate this coffee table book with stunning photography, some of the best vinyl records between the 1950s and the 2000s, as well as some killer cocktail recipes that go along with the music perfectly. It’s an excellent way to take your listening experience to the next level, whether you’re listening alone or with friends. Albums like Purple Rain, Back to Black, and Hotel California are just a few of the 70 different albums featured.
Savor the season
Disney is always magical, but no more so than during the holiday season when Disney’s locations are decorated for the holidays and featuring parades, productions, delicious holiday foods, and stunning nighttime spectacles. With this coffee table book, which features close to 1,900 photos, you get to experience all that magic for yourself in your own living room. Writers, photographers, and researchers visited every Disney resort and park in the world, and you’ll appreciate how the book tells you these lovely stories from New Year, Halloween, Hanukkah, and Christmas celebrations.
Hit the road
Even if you don’t have a bucket list of your own – and you probably will after you turn the pages of this book – you’ll appreciate the adventure and wonder this coffee table book brings to life. It’s perfect for passionate travelers as well as those who long to take off around the world. You’ll also find helpful listings of museums, restaurants, islands, beaches, inns, monuments, and mountains to add to your bucket list.