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We stock an enormous number of gorgeous illustrated, or coffee table books, in every category. While there are way too many to list on one page, here are just a few we think you might like. If you are looking for cookbooks, we have a separate list of our favorites here

John James Audubon
Current price: $50.00
This stunning edition of one of the most celebrated and highly valued natural history books of all time features impeccably reproduced images of Audubon’s original watercolors, along with an introduction by world-renowned ornithologist David Allen Sibley. First published in installments between 1827... Read More about
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"Elvis who?" was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was--as we now know--about to bec... Read More about
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A beautifully packaged look at the world's finest whiskies, with detailed photography of each bottle Rare Whisky is a stylish exploration of the world's finest and rarest whiskies, exquisitely packaged in a hardback book with slipcase. This book looks at the most exceptional whiskies across the worl... Read More about
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Anna Spiro
Current price: $60.00
A field guide to charming, colorful interiors from successful interior designer Anna Spiro. Praised for her awe-inspiring ability to mix vibrant patterned fabrics, antique furniture, and collectible art, Anna Spiro has worked tirelessly throughout her design career to create compelling homes and spa... Read More about
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Giorgio Terruzzi (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
Current price: $42.00
A thrilling visual history of Formula One racing This fully illustrated history takes a journey across 70 years of the most spectacular images from the archives of the great champions who have made the history of Formula One and the Grand Prix. It follows the storied history of this widely popular s... Read More about
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Richard Havers
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The official illustrated history of Blue Note, the most influential and important brand in jazz.  Tracing the evolution of jazz from the boogie-woogie and swing of the 1930s, through bebop, funk, and fusion, to the eclectic mix Blue Note releases today, this landmark publication tells the story of a... Read More about
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Jessica Niebel
Current price: $55.00
A richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary cinematic worlds of beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki A New York Magazine 2021 holiday gift guide pick For over four decades, Hayao Miyazaki has been enchanting audiences of all ages. His animated films, often featuring children navigating unfa... Read More about
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Julia Werner, Dennis Braatz, Sandra Semburg
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Shawn Waldron, Kate Betts
Current price: $85.00
Glamorous fashions, personalities, and places captured by iconic photographer Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, at least according to the man himself, did not photograph fashion: “I didn’t do fashion. I did the people in their clothes that became the fashion.” But despite what he claimed, Aarons’s work is i... Read More about
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The acclaimed best-selling author and popular historian explores the history of Europe via its cathedrals. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of the history of Western civilization showcases the cathedral’s central role in the... Read More about
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Tim Flach
Current price: $65.00
Birds of the world are portrayed in all their colorful glory by Tim Flach, the world’s leading animal photographer Radiating grace, intelligence, and humor, and always in motion, birds tantalize the human imagination. Working for years in his studio and the field, Tim Flach has portrayed nature’s m... Read More about
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James T. Farmer
Current price: $50.00
Home--honoring the times we share there, treasuring the traditions and generations it represents, and rediscovering the joy our homes and gardens bring to our lives. A rich tapestry of lush tabletops, glorious garden bouquets, sweet family heritage, and refreshed Southern d cor are the essence of Ja... Read More about
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Linda Jane Holden, Thomas Lloyd, Bryan Huffman
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This fascinating story of an American style icon Bunny Mellon, an art collector and philanthropist with her husband Paul Mellon, reveals how her style developed and how she became a self-confident, hands-on designer of homes and gardens in a privileged world. "Everyone copies her, everyone reference... Read More about
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In her first book, Elle Decor A-List decorator Ashley Whittaker shares the secrets of her colorful, pattern-filled classic rooms.  Ashley Whittaker’s work is distinctively classic and sophisticated, but also inviting and warm. Dubbed a neo-traditionalist, she fearlessly marries adventurous colors an... Read More about
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Plants in Design emerged from Brad E. Davis's and David Nichols's love for plants and well-designed landscapes and a previous frustration with landscape design guidebooks. While most landscape and garden design resources focus either on design principles or on plant materials, the unique strategy of... Read More about
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Jancis Robinson, Hugh Johnson
Current price: $65.00
2020 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERJANCIS ROBINSON - 2020 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME HONOREE"The most useful single volume on wine ever published... If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one." - Andrew Jefford, Decanter Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The Wo... Read More about
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Tony Dodgins, Simon Arron, Guenther Steiner
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As Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc battle it out head-to-head in the most hotly contested championship in years, this in-depth book, with a foreword from Haas team principal Guenther Steiner, tells the story of how the sport evolved into the exhilarating high octane spectacle it i... Read More about
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Joe Posnanski
Current price: $40.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year “An instant sports classic.” —New York Post * “Stellar.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A true masterwork…880 pages of sheer baseball bliss.” —BookPage (starred review) * “This is a remarkable achievement.” —Publis... Read More about
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The Rolling Stones, Anthony DeCurtis
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An intimate and comprehensive volume tracing the incredible musical career and creative life of the Rolling Stones. “As well as going back through our history we wanted everyone to experience and feel exactly what it’s like to be in the Rolling Stones.” For almost 60 years the Rolling Stones have he... Read More about
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Gray Malin
Current price: $70.00
A colorful journey through the first decade of Gray Malin’s vibrant photography career  Gray Malin: The Essential Collection celebrates the first decade of work from bestselling photographer Gray Malin. This new collection features beloved images from his most iconic shoots, as well as new material ... Read More about
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Alan Riding, Leslie Dunton-Downer
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Experience the passion and drama of the world’s greatest operas with this sumptuously illustrated visual guide. Immerse yourself in more than 400 years of the world’s most celebrated operas and discover the fascinating stories behind them. Explore the lives of singers such as Maria Callas, Luciano P... Read More about
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Dominic Bradbury
Current price: $69.95
The most complete in-depth survey of global Mid-Century Modern homes ever published – more than 400 stunning homes from 40 countries, designed by more than 290 of the world’s greatest architects The love of Mid-Century style is at an all-time high, with a steady flow of exhibitions, house tours, and... Read More about
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Phaidon Editors
Current price: $59.95
A comprehensive and sumptuous survey that celebrates the beauty and appeal of flowers throughout art, history, and culture Take a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have employed floral motifs throughout history. With 316 color illustrations ... Read More about
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Peter Plagens (Contribution by)
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- The first major survey on one of the most important sculptors of our time- A richly illustrated monograph that brings to life the multifaceted approach and diversity of working with stone, steel, cables, and wood. Don Gummer's career as a sculptor began in New York City in the late 1970s with his ... Read More about
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Klaus Klemp
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"Chances are if you've shaved with an electric razor, blow-dried your hair, or sparked up a cigarette in the past 60 years, you owe a debt of gratitude to Dieter Rams." – New York Times Made in close collaboration with Rams himself, this catalogue raisonné is the ultimate reference on one of the mos... Read More about
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Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin
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The latest in the bestselling All the Songs series, Bruce Springsteen: All the Songs is the most in-depth exploration of The Boss's music ever written.From Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ through Western Stars, this extensive, 670-page volume provides the full story behind each remarkable cut, with i... Read More about
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Phaidon Editors
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The iconic bestseller - showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A-Z - now updated in a stunning new edition Revised and updated, this new edition of Phaidon's iconic global bestseller The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired i... Read More about
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All the passion, drama, and beauty of tennis is captured in this most up-to-date comprehensive history--from its early beginnings as a sport, the greatest matches ever played, to its global star players and personalities of present day. This volume is a must-read for tennis aficionados. Tennis, the ... Read More about
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Randall Kaplan (By (photographer))
Current price: $40.00
A beautiful and inspiring photographic tour capturing the quintessential beach experience Translucent water; azure skies; warm sands; the rhythmic lullaby of the waves – the blissful serenity of the shoreline is presented from above in this breathtakingly vivid collection of photographs by Randall ... Read More about
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