51 Coffee Table Books to Entertain and Accessorize

Coffee table books are a fantastic way to add a colorful accent or show off your personality through your decor, but there is more to these hardcover books than looking stylish. Did you know that before the arrival of smartphones, coffee table books were used to entertain guests while the host was occupied? While times have changed, these books still hold plenty of appeal—sometimes even more than technology—making them a great conversation starter. From books filled with art history to pages overflowing with silly cats, they still delight readers with snippets of information and captivating photography or illustrations. Here are our 51 favorites!