One of the signs of adulting? When your coffee tablescape has graduated from serving as a catch-all space for remote controls, stacks of unanswered letters, and other random knickknacks to something that's subject to home-decor envy on Pinterest. It looks like a clean minimalist slate with a nicely curated and culturally diverse selection of coffee table books. And maybe a cool, modern vase to hold a bouquet of flowers or marbles—or something. But we digress.
The point is that we all reach that stage at some point, and that's when our appreciation for these spectacular tomes increases, like, tenfold. So we did you a solid and rounded up the 11 best newly released coffee table books that are substantial in both weight and in content, and that make the ultimate gifts. Shop our library of picks, below, and then put a ribbon on it.