My own personal definition of a coffee table book is a book that is large, over-sized, has lots of pictures, is about a specific theme (e.g., Georgia O’Keeffe’s 100 Flowers, steeple chasing, Disney Animation, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and generally speaking not something that most people would sit down and read in an afternoon. Coffee table books are often displayed singly or in piles for the benefit of guests to peruse, to stimulate conversation, because they look good, or whatever.
- Do you have any coffee table books?
- Do you have one or two, or would you say you have a collection of them?
- Do you keep them on your coffee table? If not, where?
- What are they about?
- Have you read them? All of them? None? Why?
I had a quick browse of our shelves and I can see one a book of Australian Wildflowers inherited from my mother.
One that I can see – I borrow these from the library more often than not, so I would say I didn’t have a collection.
On our bookshelf and in the bookbag ready to take back to the library
The last one I borrowed was a cat book – lots of gorgeous photos and anecdotes. I tend to pick animal books (Dog and Cat) or travel in this format to read.
Not the wildflower one – it would be good reference if I ever have any wildflowers in my garden. I have really enjoyed the cat one I have now.