A few great coffee table books is one of the best ways to make your home look and feel more interesting and beautiful. They can be stacked on a shelf, put on a coffee table, or even just left by the bedside. These large, inviting books make the room look better, start interesting conversations with guests, or help you spend some alone time.
Even if you’re an adventurer who’s still at home, an art fan, an architectural genius, or have some other skill, there’s a coffee table book for you. In addition, there are coffee table books that will make you look adventurous or smart, no matter what your hobbies are. You also have that going for you.
Each time a guest comes over, you can teach them a little something about yourself and the world around you just by having a wide variety of reading materials. This will make them happier and make you stand out from your friends and dates. Because only the best coffee table books for men will do.
Have no great coffee table books on your coffee table now? You, sir, have a lot going on in your life. If you don’t have any books, let us help you get some. We’ve chosen the best coffee table books for men.
Remarkable Books: The World’s Most Historic and Significant Works
There are a lot of interesting things in this book about reading. It will be one of the best books you have ever read. It looks at everything from The Book of Kells to On the Origin of Species to The Diary of Anne Frank through the lens of books. It takes the reader through a lot of history and different cultures and lands all through the lens of books. The images are beautiful, and the information isn’t just a way to pass the time. It’s of real value and interest.
The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues
One thing that almost every ski resort in the U.S. has in common is the name of James Niehues. As you wait in line for a lift, trail maps are given out to you by the hundreds. They were drawn by an artist who has spent more than 30 years hand-painting beautiful (and useful) maps of every trail a mountain has to offer. Here, he also adds a lot of colorful text to each map.
This new coffee table book is like Reddit: it’s full of beautiful pictures. A lot of fun and interesting things will happen, but it will also take a lot of your time. You’d expect an encyclopedia to have information about Ancient Egypt, the planets, and the American Civil War, but it also has a lot of pages that you’ll enjoy even if you didn’t know you wanted to learn more about how fish use neuromasts set into their lateral lines to help them avoid obstacles or find their own food.
Cliffhanger: New Climbing Culture & Adventures
There are many words you could use to describe some of the climbing feats in this book. There are two things that come to mind, which are both impressive and crazy. But in addition to images and stories about some of the best climbers in the world, there are more accessible stories about boulders we can all try, information on gear and techniques that amateurs can use, and a look at climbing culture that makes it seem more accessible than less accessible. This book isn’t just about the best climbers in the world, though.
The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside
Make sure to celebrate the last unique rest stops in the U.S. and remember the golden age of car travel when the trip itself was more important than where you were going. It’s fun to look back at old photos of these retro landmarks that have been used by many people over the years to get some quiet time. Many of them are still standing and can be seen today.
Interested in more? As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also found the best history books to add to your collection.
100 Years, 100 Buildings
Between 1915 and 2015, the world’s best buildings were built. You can go on a century-long tour of them. You can see not only how these buildings look and how they were built, but you can also learn about the significance of these architectural masterpieces, beam by beam.
75 Years of Marvel Comics
During the golden age of comic books, Marvel goes down a rabbit hole into the world of comic books and shows how resiliency and stark heroism can be brought into the real world. The book has more than 700 pages and nearly 2,000 comic images of your favorite characters. They still manage to make for a great fantasy escape today. 75 Years of Marvel Comics XL: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen also gives you a look at the people who make Marvel Comics come to life.
Be inspired by some of the most welcoming handcrafted homes in the backcountry of the United States and other places around the world. The people who took pictures of Cabin Porn: Ideas for your own quiet place. If you want to think about the beauty of the simple things in life, check out this collection of unique structures and cozy places.
Off the Road
Join another four-wheel, off-the-grid trip by reading Off the Road’s stories about trips on roads less traveled. The book shows travelers and adventurers cooking breakfast in the back of their homey vans, as well as families who want to teach their kids how to live in the wild.
The Art of American Whiskey
It’s hard to find something that speaks to an American man like a picture history of the art of bourbon and American whiskey. Whiskey bottle labels from the pre-Prohibition era to the present tell the stories of the people and places behind them. Bonus: Each chapter has a drink recipe from a mixologist that will make any drinker’s mouth water. In the past, it was against the law for people to drink whiskey. You can now use your rights to drink it, so do it!
100 Years of Menswear
Everyone likes a man who has good style. One Hundred Years of Menswear is a collection of images that show how menswear has changed over the last 100 years. This book shows how men’s clothes have changed over time, from practical and elegant to fun and crazy. It also shows how high-end designers like Ralph Lauren and Pierre Cardin have had a big impact on men’s fashion, as well as the rise of street style in the punk and club scenes. You’ll also learn why things look good.
Hemingway: A Life in Pictures
People who are great should like Ernest Hemingway. If you were making a list of coffee table books for men, you wouldn’t be complete without at least one book about Hemingway on it. It will soon be different after Mariel, her granddaughter, puts together 350 photos. It shows Mr. Hemingway as a young man and gives a glimpse of the man he would become, while also giving us a look into the writer’s personality, dreams, and disappointments. So while you’re at it, why not check out the top 10 Hemingway books for your reading pleasure?
Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae
This is a must-have not just for people who love Bob Marley, but for anyone who is into Reggae culture in a real way. During the 1970s, photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker was able to get into a lot of the Reggae scene. This gives her a lot of information about who was doing Reggae music and how it was popular around the world back then. Artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots Hibbert, and more are on the list.
One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair
If you have a beard, you should know where it came from. It grows on your own face, but it has been influenced by many different styles over the years. As a trend, beards rise and fall all the time. You can choose from style guides, grooming advice, and hundreds of photos of beards that look great.
The second volume of Modern Huntsman was released in October 2018. It celebrates the freedom and privilege that we have as Americans to explore, hunt, fish, and enjoy ourselves on public land, as well as the efforts of private landowners to protect and preserve the parks, trails, and forests that we all love. It’s all about celebrating your love for the outdoors while also realizing how important it is to protect it.
Hit the Road: Vans, Nomads, and Roadside Adventures
This is a book about men who want to live a more active life outside of the big city. It shows how they go about it in the natural world. From VW campers to refurbished Airstream trailers, this book has everything an overland adventurer needs for on-the-road inspiration. It also has beautiful photos and clever tricks and tips on how to stay alive on the road.
Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know about It
There is no way to tell if Banksy is a real person or not. Even if you don’t know, you have probably seen some of his politically-charged, satirical street art at some point or another. The British graffiti master is also a man of complete mystery: Even though there are some rumors, no one knows who he is or how he moves around the world so quietly. This only adds to the artist’s great mystery. Patrick Potter’s book, You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat, is a comprehensive look at Banksy’s street art career, from the late ’90s to the present day. It includes classics like “Dismaland” and “Balloon Girl.”
The Nomad Cocktail Book
For a coffee table book, you must have The Nomad Cocktail Book. It won a James Beard Award for best book. It’s a well-designed wet galley that shows off nearly 300 cocktail recipes from the vault at NoMad Bar, which is filled with art and memorabilia. There are innovative cocktails made by bartender Leo Robitschek, as well as traditional aperitifs that show the bars’ dedication to the art of the cocktail. Cocktails from the NoMad brand aren’t just for people who live in New York, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas. You can still get a taste of the brand’s lively atmosphere with this collection of complex and unique drinks.
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
It doesn’t matter if you’re a disc jockey or a fashion leader: Virgil Abloh can do it all. It’s three books in one: Figures of Speech has more than 1,900 images and essays about Abloh’s influences on high culture, streetwear, fashion, racial justice, and more. New and old fans can read about how Abloh made his ideas come to life. If you’re a fan of Off-White or are just drawn to Abloh’s incredible drive to “question everything,” this book is a great addition to your coffee table.
“Man’s best friend” has been used for a long time to describe our pets. One of the best books for dog lovers, Dogs is a multimedia anthology about the relationship between humans and dogs. It includes everything from the first time our ancestors met wolves to the complex and close relationships we have with dogs today. The book features work by Tim Flach, a photographer who has won many awards for his work. He captures these dogs in their most typical positions for our amusement.
In this book, you’ll learn whether or not America is a strange country (or parts of it). For Christmas or any time of year, it will be a welcome break. In this book, you’ll see pictures and read stories from 40 families who go all out for the holidays and make outside decorations that look like works of folk art.