The best coffee table books to elevate your space and broaden your knowledge

All handpicked by The Weekly...

Looking for an easy way to elevate your home decor? Well, in our opinion, coffee table books are the best way to go!

Not only do they look great on a coffee table but, depending on the book itself, they also provide hours of entertainment – beautiful imagery and fascinating information is always present in a good coffee table book.

Wondering how to choose a good coffee table book though? Never fear, we answer any question you could possibly have below. Plus, we’ve also rounded up a few great coffee table books in case you’re still stuck…

What kind of books to keep on a coffee table?

You want a coffee table book to have an aesthetically pleasing cover that matches your home decor. For instance, if you have a coastal theme in your house, go for coffee table books that have blue, white and pastel yellow covers.

You also want to make sure the book reflects a topic you personally like. If you like fashion, get a fashion book. If you like travelling, get a travel book… You get the idea.

What makes for a good coffee table book?

As aforementioned,a good coffee table book features beautiful imagery and fascinating information.

Do people still use coffee table books?

Yes! They’re a simple way to elevate your home and make for a good read on a lazy day.

Are coffee table books a good gift?

Definitely! As long as you opt for a book that covers a topic the person in question is passionate about.

The best coffee table books to buy in 2024:

all in good taste coffee table book


All in Good Taste by Kate Spade New York

Whether you already love entertaining or want to start hosting fabulous dinner parties and soirees, you simply need All in Good Taste. Filled with multiple tips and how-tos, as well as hilarious anecdotes, with this aesthetically pleasing coffee table book you’ll learn to become the perfect hostess.

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barbie the world tour coffee table book


Barbie: The World Tour by Margot Robbie and Andrew Mukamal

Barbie took the world by storm in 2023. Not just because it was a fabulous film but because Margot Robbie wore several wonderful looks inspired by vintage Barbie dolls during the press tour. Relive every look and read about the wonderful creation process of each piece in Barbie: The World Tour.

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the weekly's coffee table book


Celebrating 90 Years of an Australian Icon by the Australian Women’s Weekly

Okay, we’re a little bit biased with this coffee table book – but it really is a good read as well as a wonderful home decor piece. Revisit previous Weekly covers as well as discover how we have continued to both hero and reflect our audience throughout the past nine (!) decades.

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live beautiful coffee table book


Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone

Athena Calderone, celebrated design expert and interior designer, shares her advice on how to create a home that’s thoughtfully put together in Live Beautiful. We promise you’ll be nothing but inspired by the wonderful imagery of various homes – two of which are Athena’s own residences.

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australian dreamscapes


Australian Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs

If you possess a green thumb or just enjoy gardening as a hobby, then you simply must add Australian Dreamscapes to your coffee table book collection. Various, beautiful gardens all found in the Australian landscape and photographed by Claire Takacs are featured throughout the book as well as insights written by the garden owners or designers themselves.

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behind the seams


Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones by Dolly Parton

Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones is part memoir, part coffee table book. Dolly Parton herself reminisces about how she developed her distinct style alongside images that document her most unforgettable looks – from the 1960s to now.

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the travel book


The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World by Lonely Planet

Talk about wanderlust; this stunning coffee table book is filled with stunning images and incredibly useful information about every single country in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just want to know more about other cultures, The Travel Book is a must-have!

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