24 Best Photography Coffee Table Books


Nearly everyone loves photography coffee table books. With so many different topics, you can find the perfect book to fit your interests.

That said, not all are created equal. After in-depth research, we’ve created a list of the most beautiful, mesmerizing photography coffee table books out there!

Best Photography Coffee Table Books


Humans is a stunning work of art that showcases all things about humanity.

Through beautiful photographs and written stories, this book is a deep examination of Earth and the people who live on it. 


Do you spend your workdays dreaming about the beach? This is the perfect coffee table book for you.

Combining beautiful beach photography with paragraphs about them, you’ll be able to browse through the most beautiful beaches around the world. Relax, kick off your shoes, and dip your toes in the sand. 

The Rainbow Atlas

The Rainbow Atlas is a book that showcases 500 of the most colorful places on Earth.

A wonderful gift for anyone who has wanderlust and loves to travel, this coffee table book is simply lovely to have in your home. With 500 places, you won’t run out of reading material for a long time!

Art: The Definitive Visual Guide

This book teaches and shows all about art and all that is has become.

It features over 2,500 of the finest pieces of art in history, from cave drawings to modern paintings and everything in between. 

Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places

This photography coffee table book examines some of the most mundane, but interesting places on Earth.

Featuring photos from the well-known photographer Stephen Shore, this book has become an important illustrative history of everyday life.

Earth is My Witness

Earth is My Witness is a wonderful collection of some of the most beautiful expeditionary photography of all time.

Travel the world and all its gorgeous locations with this book filled with incredible art from all over the globe!


Is there anything as special and stunning as a tree out in nature?

This coffee table book shows you the incredible beauty of nature. Expertly shot and wonderfully designed, this collection will make you want to take a long walk through the woods (or just move to the woods). 


Body is a photographic journey through the human body. Not only does it look amazing on your coffee table, the interior shows the true beauty of the human body.

What better way to embrace natural beauty than this expertly made, gorgeous book?

Andy Warhol: Polaroids

This photography coffee table book features Any Warhol’s vast collection of polaroids from his life. You’ll discover photos of celebrities like Yves Saint Laurent, Mick Jagger, and plenty more.

Any true Andy Warhol fan will appreciate this unique display of his life.

The Bucket List

Any and every traveler should have this book. Featuring 1,000 adventures, this can inspire you to take some wild adventures.

Feeling extra adventurous? Flip to a random page, close your eyes, point to a random spot, and go fulfill that adventure!


Paris is a coffee table book that shows all the beauty and magic of the city of love.

Everyone adores Paris and this book will show you why. Featuring incredible photography and paragraphs describing the city, this book feels like a history lesson and a wonderful trip abroad. 


Banksy has become one of the biggest artists on Earth thanks to his cutting-edge style of satire and commentary.

This book showcases some of his best work, found at locations all over the globe. This book is a must have for fans of contemporary art. 


Italy is one of the most beloved countries on Earth, full of history and beautiful art.

This photography coffee table book explores all of the stunning features and locations that Italy has to offer!

Trope Chicago

Trope Chicago tells the story of America’s second city, with the help of 27 different photographers and their keen eyes for detail.

Experience Chicago unlike ever before with this amazing coffee table book. 

Beneath the Roses

Beneath the Roses showcase the works of Gregory Crewdson, one of the most important and beloved photographers today.

This book explores small towns, streets, and homes across the country, all told through Crewsdon’s eyes. 

Expanding Universe

Even if you’re not a fan of space, you will be once you open up this book.

Expanding Universe is a gorgeous (and large) coffee table book that shows all the beauty the universe has to offer. Explore planets, blackholes, stars, and all the wonders of the cosmos with this amazing book. 

Artists: Their Lives and Works

Artists: Their Lives and Works includes biographies and stories about more than 80 of the most well-known artists of all time.

Learn about the greats like Da Vinci, Giotto, Frida Kahlo, and more. 

Architectural Digest

Made by one of the most well-respected and beloved magazines on Earth, this coffee table book shows only the best of the best of Architectural Digest.

This book will impress you with photos and stories about the finest buildings on Earth!

Our Hearts Are in France

This beautiful photography coffee table book take you on a lovely journey through France, exploring the many beautiful places the country has.

From major cities to pleasant countrysides, Our Hearts Are in France is a wonderful gift for any lovers of Europe and France. 

William Eggleston’s Guide

William Eggleston’s Guide is a coffee table book filled with the finest in color photography from a master of the genre.

Featuring the very best from the classic photographer, this book is a must-have for any fans of modern art or photography. 

1,000 Record Covers

1,000 Record Covers is a book that showcases the finest, most artistic album covers throughout the ages.

Featuring the art that has decorated record collections for years, this book is like a history lesson through modern music. 

Paris in Color

There is nothing more beautiful than the city of Paris. This colorful collection of beautiful photography from Paris is the perfect book for anyone who loves the city of love.

Explore the city like you are actually there and fall in love with France all over again (or for the first time).

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful gives you a detailed tour of all the places that make America so important and special.

From the deserts of Nevada to the redwood forest to the beaches of Florida, this photography book will make you fall in love with America all over again. 


Pantone is a coffee table book that reads like a history of color.

It is a gorgeous collection of colors and the ways they have changed and altered modern design. With more than 200 images of art, fashion, and other products, Pantone is an examination of the importance of color.

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