10 Juicy Coffee Table Books to shop for World Book Day!

Calling all Coffe table book lovers – the time has come – World book day is here! To celebrate, we’ve hand picked some of our top shelf must haves. Either alone or on a date (barnes & noble and …chill?) a good book will always set the tone. Celebrate this weekend with some of our favorites!

1. Lea Colombo – Colors of my body

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In her first art book, Lea Colomo examines her own physicality as a true canvas for self expression, its curves and masculature in constant dialogue with colors and light. The images inside capture the twin enegies of masculine and feminie diverge and meld from page to page. Shop her book (signed copy) here https://www.kominekominekominek.shop/collections/frontpage/products/colours-of-my-body-signed

2. Images by JACQUEMUS

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Paris-based Designer, Jacquemus, invites you to see whats in his iphone camera roll – literally. The Designer has released two photo books that may or may not fit inside your Chiquito bag. Some images may seem familar as the designer has taken his entire camera roll filled with sunsets, fruits, friends and of course his spot on designs and poured it into a fun filled book. I’ve recently purchased this book and wow! it’s very lovely, its texture is casted in a woven felt material, filled with some scenery that will leave you wanting it to be summer. To shop this Photo book you can purchase it here https://www.jacquemus.com/en_um/images/203BO001-0000-150.html

3. The VFILES Book

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Vfiles – the fashion brand, music maven and talent incubator now comes as a style book celebrating the young, diverse street trends influencing the hottest looks and sounds in fashion and music today. The pages celebrate the most exciting moments from VFILES creations and collaborations over the last ten years – which include the likes of; Rihanna, Cardi B, Solange, Lil Kim all wearing Vfiles creations. The book embodies the true meaning of you cannot have Fashion without Music and Music without Fashion – either cannot be complete without the streets. You can shop the book here https://www.amazon.com/VFILES-Fashion-Julie-Anne-Quay/dp/0847869652/ref=asc_df_0847869652/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564690296844&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13876216729689766213&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007574&hvtargid=pla-1643843137651&psc=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAr4GgBhBFEiwAgwORrXmcdS3q_Z3pll64UTu88AUgj7mrAdMjvDowJ1OtnLYW5oYhGf-33xoC8cEQAvD_BwE

4. Rihanna by Rihanna

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“It’s a piece of art that I am really proud of…” – Rihanna

Singer and Global super star, Rihanna, sent shock waves in the asiles of any book store when she annouced the release of her first ever coffee table book titled “Rihanna” in 2019. This large-format book is 504 pages with 1,050 color images on 3 paper stocks and 7 single and double-page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sides, removable poster. Spice up your living room with this piece of art https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rihanna-rihanna/1019800416

5. Harry Styles: And the clothes he wears by Terry Newman

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This hardcover gem features over 100 photos of Harry, along with “The pop idols who have influenced his sartorial taste. Everything from Harry’s Yellow suit to his relationship with Gucci, the book was written by Terry Newman, who has worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years. This book is a true collector’s item and a great gift for any Harry Styles fan. You can shop the book here https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/harry-styles-and-the-clothes-he-wears-by-terry-newman?category=books&color=000&type=REGULAR&_gl=1%2aezcld6%2a_up%2aMQ..&gclid=CjwKCAiAr4GgBhBFEiwAgwORrW514NraWaIoCvn1smsHM0tXiwn-UGJIqraGN6PdrfNuOvBu8jW7axoCYo4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&size=ONE%20SIZE&quantity=1

6. Love, Pamela – by Pamela Anderson

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In this honest, layered and unforgettable coffee table book that alternates between storytelling and her own poetry, Pamela Anderson breaks the mold of the celebrity memoir while taking back the tale that has been crafted about her. You can shop this gem here (it’s on sale!) https://www.target.com/p/love-pamela-by-pamela-anderson-hardcover/-/A-87479293?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tmnv&DFA=71700000105452526&CPNG=PLA_DVM%2Ba064R000013oD7HQAU-BOOKS_AlwaysOn_GoogleSearch_NR_Q1_2023-854971&adgroup=PLA_BOOKS&LID=700000001393753pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9007574&gclid=CjwKCAiAr4GgBhBFEiwAgwORrYZ126-d9x_Y_qtX1R337SGAVeDvq9Zlj3YTwcsA-D3JoVwScs-AfhoCsFQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

7. Mouth Full of Gold

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The books second installment is described as the “illustrated history” of the inimitable “famous” Eddie Plein, widley cited as the founding father of gold fronts. Designer, Marc Jacobs, is added to the discussion alongside ASAP Ferg (whome provides the introduction in an extraordinary piece of writing) on gold fronts and what it’s personal touch means to them. You can shop this here https://www.mouthfullofgolds.com/order/p/mouth-full-of-golds-2nd-edition

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams. Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. You can shop this Gem here https://www.target.com/p/the-alchemist-anniversary-paperback-by-paulo-coelho/-/A-16147361?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tmnv&DFA=71700000106731570&CPNG=PLA_DVM%2Ba064R000013oD7RQAU-BOOKS_AlwaysOn_GoogleSearch_TopTitles_Q1_2023-856528&adgroup=PLA_BOOKS&LID=700000001393753pgs&network=g&device=c&location=1027106&gclid=CjwKCAiAr4GgBhBFEiwAgwORraPDtb8eNwdwrXhZcVCsZK-ymK3IJMlghjXoQlyc7q5s0IkOKiu56BoCKQgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

9. i-D Wink and Smile

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i-D Magazine Celebrates 40 years of style with an all new hardback. Featuring iconic moments from our archives and new essays from old friends, this is our history, immortalised as your new favorite coffee table book. Edited and curated from the archive by current i-D Editor-in-Chief Alastair McKimm, the book features contributions from David SimsJuergen TellerEdward EnninfulWolfgang TillmansTyler Mitchell and Harley Weir, as well as new words from SadePhoebe PhiloRaf SimonsKing Krule and more, reminiscing about their memories of being in front of the camera for i-D, creating some iconic moments in fashion history.  You can shop the book here.

10. Before Frank by Charles Moriarty

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Happy, beautiful and full of fun – this book is an intimate portrait of the real Amy Winehouse. With over 50 photographs, many seen here for the first time, this is a celebration of a young artist on the cusp of fame. The photos were taken by Charles Moriarty just before Amy released her debut album. These beautiful images give an early glimpse of the girl who would captivate the world. With a foreword by Asif Kapadia, director of Academy Award-winning documentary Amy, and an introduction by Ashleigh Kane from Dazed, Before Frank is a tribute to the enduring spirit of a truly special artist. You can shop this book here https://charlesmoriartyshop.com/products/before-frank-original-book

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