Coffee Table Books

There are three types of book in the world: the kind you read, the kind you show off with, and the kind that no one can resist picking up and thumbing through just for the fun of it. Coffee table books fall into the third category, and are basically picture books for adults that may or may not be informative and educational.

The best ones, in fact, have a lot more pictures than text. Coffee table books are those big volumes that have their own "oversize" shelf at the library, and take you on a visual tour of China, or show how babies grow in the womb, or just present a bunch of photographs of boats or mountains or vintage radios.

Whatever your interests, there's probably a coffee table book about it. The nature and geography ones are generally some of the best (who doesn't want to see what some obscure Nepalese village looks like?), but there are so many directions you could go here we'll just shut up now and let you browse our selection, humble though it be.

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500 Nations
by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
1st edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
in Native American History (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$28.00 (1 in stock)
75 Years of Children's Book Week Posters
by introduction and text by Leonard S. Marcus
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
American President
by Philip Kunhardt, Jr., Philip Kunhardt III, Peter Kunhardt
from Riverhead Books
for Adult
in American Presidency (Location: HISV-PRE)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Atlas of Natural Wonders
by Rupert O. Matthews
from Weekly Reader
for 9th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: SCI-GEO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Bird Families of the World
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for Adult
in Birds (Location: SCI-BIRD)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Blue and the Gray
by Thomas B. Allen, Photography by Sam Abell
from National Geographic
for Adult
in American Civil War Era (1850-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Castles and Fortresses
by Robin S. Oggins
from MetroBooks
for 5th-Adult
in Oversized History Books (Location: HISW-OVER)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Century
from Phaidon Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th Century (Location: HISW-20)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Charlton Heston Presents: The Bible
by Charlton Heston, Tom Robotham
from GT Publishing
in Art History & Appreciation (Location: ELE-ARTHIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Encylopedia of Underwater Life
by Andrew Campbell and John Dawes
from Oxford University
for 5th-Adult
in Oversized Science Books (Location: SCI-OVER)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Fresh & Salt Water Fishes of the World
by Edward C. Migdalski and George S. Fichter, illustrated by Norman Weaver
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Adult
in Sharks & Fishes (Location: SCI-FISH)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
From Conception to Birth
by Alexander Tsiaras
1st edition from Doubleday & Company
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: PRE-INF)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Galapagos Islands
by Georgia Purdom
from Master Books
for 8th-Adult
in Faith & Science (Location: XAP-SCI)
$15.19
Grand Canal of China
from South China Morning Post Ltd.
for 6th-Adult
in China (Location: HISMC-CHI)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Grand Canyon
by Tom Vail
from Master Books
for 5th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: SCI-GEO)
$14.44
Hand That Paints the Sky
from New Leaf Press
for 3rd-Adult
in Nature Study (Location: NAT-GEN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
History of Aviation
by John W.R. Taylor & Kenneth Munson
from Crown Publishers
for Adult
in Aviation History (Location: HISV-AVIA)
Islands of Hawai'i
from Hawaii Preparatory Academy
for 4th-Adult
in Pacific States (Location: HISV-PNW)
Milestones of Aviation
by John T. Greenwood, editor
Beaux Arts Edition from Beaux Arts Editions
for Adult
in Oversized History Books (Location: HISW-OVER)
Norman Rockwell's Boys and Girls at Play
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
in Artists & Illustrators (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Sun the Moon and the Stars
by Richard Whelan, designed by Arnold Skolnik
from First Glance Books
for 10th-Adult
in Art History & Appreciation (Location: ELE-ARTHIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Volcanoes
by Phillippe Bourseiller
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 4th-Adult
in Oversized Science Books (Location: SCI-OVER)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
World of the Brontes
by Commentary by James Birdsall, Photography by Paul Barker
from Pavilion Books
for 6th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies
by Ted Smart and David Gibbon
from Crescent Books
for 4th-Adult
in Landmarks & Symbols of the United States (Location: HISV-LANUS)