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    Coffee table books?

    My wife and I have been searching left and right for some really cheap coffee table books for our formal living room.

    (Center-hall Colonial style home).

    Any advice from the married fellas? Haha

    #2
    Your wife doesn't accessorize your coffee table based on the season/holiday? In the other living room or whatever you call it as we sit in both, has a modern coffee table that looks best bare.

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      #3
      Do you mean besides thrift stores or Amazon?

      Is there a particular topic you are interested in?

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        #4
        How about a coffee table book about coffee tables?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Boys Husky View Post
          How about a coffee table book about coffee tables?
          There is one on Amazon, however, it is around $60.

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            #6
            Our aesthetic is more of the "children's books strewn randomly hither and thither" variety, but I will second the recommendation to check out a local used bookstore. Barring that, you may want to take a gander around the Taschen website. They publish a lot of cool art books (some are kinda porny, so be careful browsing at work). They tend to be hideously expensive unless you pick them up used, but that's the kind of thing you can usually get at steep discounts via ebay.

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              #7
              My wife and I frequent thrift stores and vintage shops. We've found most of our "decor" books there for cheap.

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                #8
                I agree. We have three little ones under 5 and are home looks like the children's section of a local library through up. I am sure when they get older we will get to have nice stuff, but it just is not worth it right now. Most of our books are in storage as we prepare to move, so I can't recall any of the titles of books I own. I did recently pick up a book written by Jackie O's Chief of Staff. It is called In The Kennedy Style. I feel this would be a fitting tabletop book for a family of style.

                Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                Our aesthetic is more of the "children's books strewn randomly hither and thither" variety, but I will second the recommendation to check out a local used bookstore. Barring that, you may want to take a gander around the Taschen website. They publish a lot of cool art books (some are kinda porny, so be careful browsing at work). They tend to be hideously expensive unless you pick them up used, but that's the kind of thing you can usually get at steep discounts via ebay.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Boys Husky View Post
                  How about a coffee table book about coffee tables?
                  Well done, sir!

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                    #10
                    My suggestion is to hit up the thrift and second hand shops. You can usually find some good coffee tables books there for a fraction of the price.

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                      #11
                      I don't like books on my tables more stuff to ruin when I spill my natty light with my bros.

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                        #12
                        I'm afraid I don't have any helpful suggestions for you. Although, I'd say that if you are approaching this thinking that the point of coffee table books is just to have books on a table, then I would skip it. Otherwise, I'd look for something you reflective of your interests.

                        A couple of years back, I bought a friend The Wes Anderson Collection (beautiful book, by the way) after it hit my radar from this series on Put This On. Buying my friend a coffee table book had never occurred to me, but I knew it would be a good gift because he and I both really like these movies so I knew it was something he would find interesting.

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