There’s no better conversation starter—or home décor accent—than a good coffee table book. Whether you regularly page through it or it’s a permanent fixture on your bookshelf, these beautiful books are much more than that; they’re works of art. Here are 10 gorgeous books we want on our coffee tables.

1. The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs

Elias Weiss Friedman


Think of it as “Humans of New York” for the four-legged. This photo-documentary series about “the beauty of dogs” showcases street-style portraits and heartwarming tales of dogs from around the world. October 2015

2. How We Live

Marcia Prentice


Peek inside the homes and workspaces of 18 artists and designers. Travel from Mumbai to Marrakech to Mexico City to see how their unique personal style makes their creative space one of a kind. October 2015

3. Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton


“Humans of New York” photographer Brandon Stanton is back with a second book. This time, delving deeper into the stories of people he meets and photographs on the streets of New York City. October 2015

4. Defining Dresses: A Century of Fashion

Arthur Dreyfus


The evolution of the dress is showcased through the 101 most influential dresses of the century—featuring designs from Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent—assembled by curators at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. October 2015

5. The Tailored Interior

Greg Natale


Award-winning architect and interior designer Greg Natale breaks down his formula for creating a home that’s truly living art. His use of clean lines and layering of bold patterns and colors will inspire and invigorate your home. September 2015

6. Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

National Geographic


The world’s most talented photographers take you on a journey across the globe through photos of the most rarely seen places, events and animals—everything from a funnel cloud before touch down to 30,000-year-old cave art. October 2015

7. Cupcakes & Cashmere At Home

Emily Schuman


Throw a fabulous party, personalize your office and perfectly style your bar cart or bathroom counter. Lifestyle blogger Emily Schuman shows you how in her second book, which is full of creative ideas to pretty up your home. May 2015

8. The Grand Châteaux of Bordeaux

Edited by Ralf Frenzel


This beautiful photo book will transport you to the most famous wine-growing region in the world. Take a tour of the historic vineyard estates and learn how the grapes get from the vineyard to your glass. A perfect gift for wine connoisseurs. May 2015

9. New York

Serge Ramelli


View New York City through a new lens. This urban landscape photographer and film director brings the electricity of the city to life with dramatic black-and-white photos that are inspired by the movies. June 2015

10. For the Love of Bags

Sandra Semburg


“An homage to the power of the pocketbook,” “For the Love of Bags” revisits the bags that changed the fashion world. Iconic Hermès styles, social media superstars, and every bag in between – all with gorgeous street-style photography – can be found in this crave-worthy book. September 2015

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