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    46 Coffee-Table Books That Are So Beautiful It Hurts

    Worry about buying a coffee table later.

    1. The Ultimate Sneaker Book, a massive anthology that packs 15 years of Sneaker Freaker material (and beautiful retro pictures) into one binding.

    2. Salad For President, for 75-plus visually stunning recipes that position veggies as the main attraction — rather than merely a supporting player.

    book title with salad components like spinach, avocado, artichoke, and tomatoes

    3. Of Cats and Men, which takes a dive into history's most notable cat-loving men (Nikola Tesla! Sir Isaac Newton! Freddy Mercury!) with some stylish accompanying illustrations.

    4. Coyote Doggirl, a Western-style graphic novel from the delightfully twisted mind of BoJack Horseman producer/production designer Lisa Hanawalt.

    cover of "Coyote Doggirl"

    5. The Incomplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture, Highsnobiety's first book that tracks the evolution of men's fashion, highlighting brands like Supreme and Comme des Garçons that have gained cult followings in recent years.

    book title with blue background, celebrities, and a sneaker

    6. Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, AKA your ultimate guide to pairing your favorite 1950s-2000s music with some tasty cocktails.

    7. Cereal Magazine's City Guides, which offer eclectic guides through major metropolitan cities — plus, the magazine's signature clean and minimalist art direction.

    new york, london, and paris city guides

    8. How Not To Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturually Challenged, for anyone who has literally Googled "plants that are hard to kill," purchased a few, and somehow still managed to kill all of them.

    9. The World of Apartamento, an impressive document that wrangles 10 years of inspiring interiors from the influential magazine.

    painting of someone's face in the background, wooden floor, wooden stool, and book title at top

    10. Let's Get Lost: The World's Most Stunning Remote Locations, a gorgeous roundup of some secluded places in the world that'll have you itching to plan a "me time" trip, ASAP.

    cover of the book which pictures a foggy mountain-scape
    two pages inside of the book picturing a secluded beach and a person on a boat
    White Lion Publishing

    Get it from Amazon for $28.66, Barnes & Noble for $36, from a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    11. The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details, for when you're looking for an excuse to splurge on some new fancy home decor.

    12. The Noma Guide to Fermentation, the critically loved cookbook from the revered chefs behind its namesake restaurant featuring 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations.

    black text book title at bottom with orange background and a hand in vines on top

    13. Mid-Century Ads for a glimpse into what American advertisements looked like in the 1950s and '60s.

    14. The Japanese Garden, for a zen stroll through eight centuries of aspirational garden designs.

    green book with title at top, author at the bottom, and a light pink circle in the middle

    15. Bong Appetit, the aptly named stoner bible filled with 65 cannibis-infused recipes to get you high on cooking at home.

    rib-eye with weed chimichurri photo on left page and recipe on right page

    16. 30:30 Landscape Architecture, a global look at contemporary landscape architecture — and, wow, that look is *chef's kiss*.

    pink, green, and turquoise book cover, abstract design, with title at bottom

    17. Destinations of a Lifetime, 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places, so you can add even more places to your seemingly endless bucket list.

    Cover with book title "Destinations of a Lifetime"

    18. Tiny Pantone Objects, a collection of photographs of small objects that *perfectly* match Pantone color hues.

    19. This Book is Literally Just Pictures of Animals Silently Judging You, which is such a self-explanatory title that I'm just going to leave it at that.

    20. Food in Vogue, for some stylish and indulgent food photography lifted from the pages of the iconic 'zine.

    book title at top in gold text, face with black mustache and black top hat made out of scoops of colorful ice cream and cherries for eyes

    21. Dieter Rams: The Complete Works, a catalogue filled with 300 color illustrations and descriptions of every product the famous designer has ever created.

    22. Make Ink: A Forager's Guide to Natural Inkmaking, to give the artist in your life a broader understanding of pigment and the history of inkmaking.

    different colored ink swatches with book title top right

    23. Stanley Kubrick Photographs: Through a Different Lens, a collection of 400-plus images from the legendary director's formative years as a photographer.

    24. Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses for those of us who are just a little obsessed with modern architecture (especially the work of designers like Marcel Breuer and Richard Neutra).

    25. Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, for a look at over 800 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

    26. Annie Leibovitz at Work, an updated edition containing the celebrated photojournalist's most enviable work and behind-the-scenes insights.

    book title in black and grey with orange background above a photo of annie leibovitz on a photoshoot

    27. World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World is filled with brewing techniques, beer styles, traditions, and more that any beer enthusiast will appreciate.

    Red cover of book with white text

    28. Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart, for easy-to-follow vegan recipes and photographs that are just as much a treat for the eyes.

    29. 1000 Record Covers, a look at the evolution of cover art (and ultimately, some important music milestones) from the '60s to '90s.

    a collection of vinyl records with the title text in white bold lettering in center

    30. Tracey Cunningham’s True Color: The Essential Hair Color Handbook, for a deep dive into the world of hair coloring and how it came to be in the first place.

    31. Animal: Exploring the Zoological World, a richly illustrated book that digs all the way back into the first documented cave paintings to make an important statement about our symbiotic relationship with animals.

    32. 1000 Tattoos, to celebrate the diverse and original work of up-and-coming tattoo artists.