Who doesn't love a coffee table book? These beautiful, oversized books are packed full of jaw-dropping information to discover and lavish photographs to pore over. They're sure to inspire plenty of lively debate and discussion and cover subjects that appeal to every taste. Here, we've brought together 10 of our favourite coffee table books...
Famed photographer Terry O'Neill shares his definitive collection of David Bowie images in this keepsake book. O'Neill worked with Bowie throughout the musician's long and illustrious career and here he shares his favourite photographs of the singer in action - from his last performance as Ziggy Stardust to the inspiration for the iconic Diamond Dogs album cover!
Are you in need of some decoration inspiration? The home improvement gurus at Farrow & Ball will help you decide what colour to go for next with this large-format hardback. It has decorating ideas for living spaces ranging from country cottages to city apartments and reveals how the right combination of colours can lead to better mindfulness.
From places of worship to palaces of entertainment and truly unusual museums, Mark Daly reveals 60 of London's most intriguing sites, places and attractions. Shining a spotlight on the hidden side of the city, these little-known destinations are all featured alongside inspiring photographs.
Featuring recreations of famous artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, this gift book will appeal to anyone with a passion for art through the ages. It also contains biographies of the artists focusing on their techniques, personalities, influences and rivalries.
Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox
You'll have been in awe at the BBC series of The Planets and now you can discover even more about all eight major planets in this companion hardback. Backed by the latest space probe research, it reveals how the planets came to be and also focuses on moons, asteroids, comets and an as-yet-unseen world beyond the Kuiper belt.
If you visited the Christian Dior exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum - and even if you didn't manage to get a ticket - you will love this book full of photographs of haute-couture gowns and dresses created by Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Gaytten, Maria Grazia Chiuri and other esteemed fashion designers.
Ana Finel Honigman
From the anonymous to the notorious (and sometimes both!), this book asks 'what makes a cult artist?' It contains profiles of 50 figures from the world of modern art including Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and the radical activists the Guerilla Girls. It celebrates their passion and individuality and showcases their unique work.
This companion to the BBC documentary narrated by David Attenborough is packed with truly spectacular photographs and stills of the wildlife that lives underwater. It also focuses on the environmental challenges the sea is facing with advice on what we can do to help and has a chapter dedicated to the making of the show.
Learn all about the history of the world's greatest cycling race - Le Tour de France. This hardback contains 300 photographs from the colourful history of the event (including some from the 19th century!) and archive material including brochures, newspaper clippings and posters.
Keith 'Bang Bang' McCurdy
Keith 'Bang Bang' McCurdy (the nickname comes from the duel guns inked onto his neck) has tattooed celebrities including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna. In this book, he shares stories from his meetings with the stars and showcases spectacular photographs of his work. He also looks back on his life, revealing how he taught himself how to tattoo at an early age and how he hones his ultra-fluid and realistic visual style.
These are just a few of the coffee table books on offer from The Book People. Which one will you wow your guests and visitors with?