20 Best Coffee Table Books (that are also good reads)

I love a good book and a good-looking book but the best is when the two are combined. I'm not a big believer in just buying books because they look beautiful on a coffee table or nightstand. Why bother when there are so many well-designed books that are actually a pretty decent read, as well. Below is my roundup of some of my favourite pretty-to-leave-out but also worth reading from cover-to-cover coffee table books.

By the way, if you haven't dropped by the new Chapters-Indigo at Sherway Gardens (for those of you in Toronto) it's well worth the trip. You won't believe what they have done with the new store (designed by Burdifilek) which is a model they hope to start rolling out to other locations over the next couple of years.


Warhol's Queens, contribution by Andy Warhol.

A Photographer's Life - 1990-2005, by Annie Liebovitz

More is More - Tony Duquette, by Hutton Wilkinson.

The Big Book of Chic, by Miles Redd.

Tom Ford: Ten Years, by Tom Ford. 

Balthus: Cats and Girls, by Sabine Rewald

Home by Novogratz, by Robert Novogratz.

The Story of Art, by E.H. Gombrich.


Interiors Atelier AM, by Alexandra Misczynski, Michael Misczynski

Dior, by Farid Chenoune.

Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room by Room Guide to Creating a Home that Makes you Happy, by Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello and Dana Caponigro

Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion, by Sarah Gristwood.

If you're looking for more books and/or bookshelf inspiration check out my Pinterest board on Books in Interiors.