Coffee table books

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Imagine how beautiful your artwork, photography, memoir, or corporate history will look when it’s printed and bound as a hardcover book with dust jacket. A coffee table book is a pleasure to browse.

We’re all familiar with coffee table books that showcase art and photography. But coffee table books are also perfect for:

  • special and limited editions, such as books celebrating an anniversary or another milestone
  • gifts as a “thank you” to donors or company staff
  • a treasured family keepsake with your family history, photos, bios, and stories
  • a professional marketing tool for your business.

coffee table book is an oversized, usually hard-covered book whose purpose is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one entertains guests and from which it can serve to inspire conversation. Subject matter is predominantly non-fiction and pictorial (a photo-book). Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Since they are aimed at anyone who might pick up the book for a light read, the analysis inside is often more basic and with less jargon than other books on the subject. Because of this, the term “coffee table book” can be used pejoratively to indicate a superficial approach to the subject.