There are many ways to keep your friends busy, start a conversation, and provide a sense of your individualism and style when they drop in for a visit to your pad, but the best (and easiest) way is by encouraging them to have a browse through your selection of coffee table books. Whether you’re a nomad looking for adventure, a motorcycle militant, or an architectural intellect, what you read and place on your coffee table says a lot about the type of man you are and what you care about.
If you can teach a friend something about you and the wider world each time they come over to your place simply by having an eclectic selection of reading materials, you’ll stand out amongst your peers. Don’t have any coffee table books on your current coffee table? What are you doing with your life? Let us help fix that lack of literature with our picks for the best coffee table books for men.
Celebrate America’s remaining unique rest stops and celebrate the nation’s golden-age of car travel, when the journey was just as important as the destination itself. Travel back in time through photographs of these retro landmarks that millions of travelers have used for solace and serenity through the decades and marvel that many of them are still standing and can still be seen today.
Indulge in a century-long journey through the best existing structures built around the world between 1915 and 2015. Experience not only how these buildings vary in design and development, but architecture enthusiasts will also learn the importance behind these architectural masterpieces, beam by beam.
Follow Marvel down the rabbit hole of the comic book golden age and its progression to worldwide popularity by bringing resiliency and stark heroism into reality. Sift through over 700 pages and nearly 2,000 comic images of your favorite characters that still manage to deliver a fascinating fantasy escape today. The book also gives you an inside look at the masterminds that bring Marvel Comics to life.
Like our list of coffee table books for men, tattoos give insight into a man’s passions and preoccupations. 1000 Tattoos details and delivers a look into the one of the world’s most popular art forms through a photographic history of trials and techniques, from 19th century engravings and tribal body pieces, to classic biker designs and more.
Be inspired by some of the most inviting handcrafted homes of America’s backcountry and others from around the world. The Cabin Porn photographers created this collection of unique structures and warm interiors so you can take a moment to reflect on the beauty of the simple things in life.
Join another four-wheel, off-the-grid journey by delving into Off the Road’s details of adventures on roads less traveled. The book captures the special mood of such explorations through the eyes of travelers and adventurers cooking breakfast out of the back of their homey vans along with families who aim to teach their children the ways of the wilderness.
If you seek new and peculiar wonders in the world, Atlas Obscura is the book for you. Packed with rich illustrations of over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world, you can dive into the dazzling glowworm caves of New Zealand, go inside architectural wonders, and visit unique locales like a giant baobab tree in South Africa, so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can gather round and have drinks. Drinking in a tree? Sign us up.