My favourite coffee table books.

The idea of curling up on the sofa with a hot beverage and picking up a book off of the coffee table is just pure autumnal bliss.

As a result, I have decided to put together a little list of the ones in our house that never fail to capture my attention. Enjoy!

Cheeky side note: I got a great response regarding my previous article that proves why Charity Shops/ Car Boot sales are the most stylish way to shop, which you can read here. In keeping with this theme, all the books featured in this post were all thrifted. Bargain or what?

Pattern, Orla Kiely (2010)

Orla Kiely

Although I am not a massive lover of print, I absolutely adore this book. Featuring style, homeware and much more inspiration, this book illustrates many examples of the designer Orla Kiely’s work.

£6.99, Oxfam Bookshop

Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton (2013)

Humans of New York

Ahhhh the things that I could say about this book. For those of you that haven’t come across Humans of New York, number one. Where have you been? And number two. Check it out straight away here.

In short, this book is inspired by the internet sensation that Brandon Stanton created which captures New Yorkers and their incredible stories. This book will make you laugh, cry and contemplate, all in the space of five minutes. It is definitely worth the read.

£5.00, Oxfam Bookshop

Wall and Piece, Banksy (2005)


We all know Banksy for being an artistic genius and this book is an awesome bundle of his best work. As you would expect, it is thought provoking, witty and an absolute must read. My favourite quote comes from the back which reads “’There’s no way you’re going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover’ – Metropolitan Police spokesperson” Genius.

£1.00, Car Boot sale

WARHOL MAKOS: A personal photographic Memoir, Christopher Makos


In keeping with the art theme, this book is a record of Christopher Makos’ photographic life that documents the years he spent with Andy Warhol. It is full to the brim with never before seen images that take a look into New York’s most intriguing circle. This book was an impulse buy for me but it ended up being one of the most interesting collections of photographic history that I have come across.

£3.99, Oxfam Bookshop

Extras: the illustrated scripts: series 1&2 , Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant


This book contains the complete scripts of this award winning series as well as behind the scenes images by photographer Rich Hardcastle. Anything by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is a must buy for me because I know that it will never fail to crack me up. This one doesn’t disappoint.

£3.00, Oxfam Bookshop

The Office: the scripts series 1, Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant

The Office

Not only does this book give you access to some of the best comedy writing that you will ever come across, it also features David Brent’s e-mail correspondence (has me in stitches) and the lyrics to “Freelove Freeway” (absolute tunage)

£3.00, Oxfam Bookshop


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