There’s more to coffee table books than just using them as pretty makeshift coasters. Not only are they a good way of showing off how cultured you are, but they can be insightful reads chockfull of gorgeous images that you can flip through for instant inspiration.
Take a cue from our list, and curate a tabletop library of inspiring page-turners that you can turn to on the days when Pinterest just doesn’t cut it.
Here, you’ll discover 8 lust-worthy hardcovers you can crack open for some instant everyday inspiration on everything from your wardrobe to your next travel destination. And because each of these finds are all under $100, you won’t have any excuses not to start a collection of your own.
Christian Louboutin, $82.62, available at Net-a-Porter.
The Wes Andersen Collection, $22, available at Amazon.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama, $33.29, available at Amazon.
A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life, $55, available at Jayson Home.
Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook By Rick & Michael Mast, $40, available at Urban Outfitters.
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World, $16.39, available at Amazon.
India’s Elephants, $85, available at Annette Bonnier.
Humans of New York, $17.85, available at Barnes & Noble.