The 21 Most Stylish Coffee Table Books - They Make Amazing Gifts, Too

Whether you're into art, science, fashion, or all of the above, these 21 coffee table books are sure to elevate your home - or the homes of the people you're buying gifts for

A curated edit of the best coffee table books to elevate your home. They make lovely gifts, too.
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They say the eyes are the window to the soul. I would argue that for a home, that’s the coffee table book collection - I say collection because once you buy one, it's difficult to stop. Each book feels deeply personal, reflecting our personal interest, goals, and ambitions. It doesn’t hurt that they kill two birds with one stone: not only do they serve as chic coffee table decor, but they also help us appear well-read and cultured.

The following coffee table books are substantial in their own rights, whether that be for their imagery, words, or both. But what makes them extra-special is the way they look. We’re an interior design publication after all, not Goodreads. Whether you’re into science, fashion, or contemporary design, you’re sure to find a book that fits your aesthetic, or perhaps even a friend’s. Read on to discover the stylish coffee table books that instantly elevate your space. 

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Style Editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.