10 Best Coffee Table Reads

By Chanel Dror

When it comes to giving gifts, no matter the occasion, I have one cardinal rule: when in doubt, give a coffee table book. They’re made to interest all walks of life, can last a lifetime, and most of them fall just in the right price range. Plus, when can you ever have too many? If you ask me, the higher they can be stacked, the better. Given that there are countless fabulous books out there, picking our 10 favorites was next to impossible — but in staying true to the series, we thought we’d give it a try. Click through to see our picks, and in the comments section let us know yours!

1. “Rhapsody: Kelly Wearstler” by Kelly Wearstler

2. “Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” by Conde Nast

3. “Avenue the Sixties” by Richard Avedon and Doon Arbus

4. “The Hand Written Letter Project” by Craig Oldham

5. “Seasons” by Donna Hay

6. “Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits” by Glenda Bailey

7. “Vivian Maier: Street Photographer” by Vivian Maier

8. “Domestic Art: Curated Interiors” by Holly Moore, Rob Brinkley, Laurann Claridge

9. “Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol 1” by Jan Tholenaar

10. “Photographs Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990” by Annie Leibovitz