40+ Best Coffee Table Books of 2022

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If you think of coffee table books as good reference materials, you immediately find two important requirements for quality: They must be attractive and informative about their subject. These qualities are also what make them a perfect and precious Christmas gift idea. They allow the host to be an expert on their passion or interest, and, if they are not happy with it, they leave it as a table decoration that doubles as a way to express and share their love with guests.

We’ve rounded up the best coffee table books on the market right now in a variety of categories – including home design, fashion, food, travel, pop culture, sports, music, history, and more. You can go through your entire list and circle yourself! As an aid to being a smart and efficient shopper, pick up one or two of these beautiful tomes for yourself – trust us, you’ll find a collection you’ll be more than happy to get under the tree.

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1

great for history buffs

Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd

‘History as He Seen It: Famous Moments of the Ancient World’

2

good hostess gift

Tia Keenan and Noah Fecks

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

4

good for your traveling companion

Lonely Planet

The Travel Guide: A Journey Through Every Country on Earth

5

great for Royals fans

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

Crown in Vogue

6

great for football fans

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

Men in Blazers Defeat the Football Gods: The 100 Greatest Football Teams (According to Us)

7

good luck to all the women in your life

Ashley Longshore and Diane von Furstenberg

‘Roar!: A Team of Powerful Women’

8

perfect for home builders

Architectural Digest

Architecture Digest at 100: 100 Years of Modernity

9

good for dog lovers

By Scott

Finding a Home: Sleeping Dogs and Their Stories

10

perfect for outdoor hikers

Christopher Cauble

Yellowstone: A Natural and Wonderful World

11

good for your friend and wanderlust

Gray Malin

Gray Malin: The Essential Collection

12

good for cat owners

Rojiman & Umatan

Hairy Hats for Cats: The Art of Getting Hats for Your Cats

13

perfect for your favorite scrapbooker or vision boarder

Maria Rivans

Amazing things to cut and collage

14

great for vinyl devotees

Michael Ochs

1000 Record Covers

16

good for anyone living on the beach

Nina Freudenberger, Heather Summerville, and Brittany Ambridge

Surf Shack: Standing Near the Water

17

perfect for LEGO lovers

Brian Lyles and Jason Lyles

The LEGO Neighborhood Guide: Build Your Own LEGO Town!

18

good for the head chef of the family

Joanna Gaines

Magnolia Table

19

perfect for aspiring world travelers

National Geographic

Lifetime Places: 225 Most Amazing Places in the World

20

perfect for car nuts

DK

‘Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History’

21

perfect for Old School Hollywood admirers

Oscar Abolafia

Pictures

22

perfect for home cooks

Alison Roman

Eating In

23

good for…everyone!

Bruce Velick

Joy!: Pictures of Life’s Happiest Moments

24

perfect for design gurus

Gloria Koenig

Eames

25

best for sneakerheads

Simon Wood

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book

26

good for creative types

Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color

27

good for a loved one all about thinking

John Burns

Kinfolk Tour

29

perfect for New York-ophiles

Assouline

‘New York By New York’

30

good for someone who thinks planning is fun

Shira Gill

Minimalist

31

great for audiophiles

Christina Scotch

I feel It

32

the best of Star Wars superfans

Paul Duncan

‘The Star Wars Archives’

33

perfect for coffee connoisseurs

James Hoffmann

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Bean to Brew – Coffees Explored, Described and Enjoyed

34

best wishes to your friends and family

Assouline

Hamptons Private

35

perfect for movie lovers

Taschen

Through a Different Lens: The Photographs of Stanley Kubrick

36

good for beer aficianados

Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont

World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to Beers of the World

37

Good luck to the beauty mavens on your list

Tracey Cunningham

True Color: The Essential Guide to Hair Color

38

best for tattoo lovers

Frederic Claquin

1000’s of Images: The World’s Leading New and Up and Coming Designers.

39

best for star followers

Louise Edington

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

40

great for art lovers

Taschen

Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987

41

great for baseball fans

Drawing Picture

Ballparks, Past and Present

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