Coffee table books: one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to breathe new life into your living room. Add them to your coffee table—as the name suggests—or display them on your bookcase shelves, and they'll give your guests a glimpse into your interests and your personality, not to mention their stunning covers are often works of art themselves. In a digital world where images are most often consumed on a small screen, coffee table books are an excuse to unplug and learn anything from fashion to architecture, interior design, or food.
While a tchotchke might lack in usefulness, a coffee table book is a veritable treasure trove of knowledge; a gift that keeps on giving. It also makes the perfect wallet-friendly gift. With a seemingly endless selection of coffee table books being released every month, it can be hard to know which ones are truly worth the investment, so we outlined some of our favorite new (and classic) coffee table books everyone should add to their collection. Starting at only $22, these are the best coffee table books to give (or keep) this season.