10 Conversation Starting Coffee Table Books.

15 Conversation Starting Coffee Table Books.

I love a good coffee table book – the kind that just invites you to take a peek and instantly captures your attention and either teaches you something or inspires you a bit. Over the years of many apartment moves (with a few cross country moves in there as well), I’ve always held onto my book collection, regardless of how heavy the boxes may be because of the character they instantly add to any space. In my apartments you’ll always find books stashed all around because of their balance of fashion and function, with coffee table books being some of my favorites to display.

A stack of books on an entryway table or a few on your coffee table will instantly make any space feel more polished and always seem to provide fun banter when entertaining. A few of my favorites to spark conversation and proudly display:

Humans of New York // Advice From My Eighty Year Old Self // The Dogist
// Living With Pattern // PostSecret // Beaches // In The Company of Women //
Styled // Vanity Fair Portraits // Paris in Color //
Pop Art // Bad Girls Throughout History // The Book of Everything
// 36 Hours // Los Angeles 

What are some of your favorite coffee table books?

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  • MK

    I also like to plant silly books in the bathroom for guests. Really strange off the wall things. Anything from obscure political commentary from the 40’s to jokes for 12 year olds.

  • Great picks! I love PostSecret and of course, anything dog-related!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    I love coffee table books!! There are some great ones listed. :) Oh, and those flowers are gorgeous!

  • Humans of New York is always a good choice! :]

    // itsCarmen.com

  • Cassandra B. @PoweredbyBLING

    I love all the travel books you have here, especially Paris in Color!

  • That Styled book looks so good, all of these would make a pretty set up to mix and match

  • Esther

    Love HONY and Bad Girls throughout History! I’ll have to check out your other suggestions! Thanks!

  • Chelsea

    Coffee table books are such a nice touch. Bad Girls Through History, so relevant right now!

    Chelsea || http://www.binkiesandbaubles.com

  • I have humans of NY and love it! I’ll have to check some more of these out

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Marie Mack

    Humans of New York is so interesting! I will definitely be looking into some of these other books!

  • Kassy Sanchez

    LOVE a good coffee table book. The dogist has got to be my favorite!

  • Nicole Parise

    They are so fun to look through or leave out for conversation! I always rifle through fashion and homes style coffee table books, such beautiful photos!

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • HOW FUN! I love coffee table books, they are a total weakness. Thanks for sharing some amazing ones!