As an author, I have a thing for books. My space is filled wall to wall with bookshelves, lined with tattered and coffee stained pages, and boxes and boxes of coffee table books.

There's something about a good coffee table book, it's beautiful, practical, and more durable than their paperback counterparts. Coffee table books are designed to be extensions of art, showcasing design or beautifully laid text, many printed on cotton or linen blends, and perfectly pressed pages. There's just something about how they feel in your hand – something elegant and dare I say, a little badass.

Ulysses: 50th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

by JAMES JOYCE

My friends at Other Press specifically send me this copy for review, and it's truly one of the most beautiful anniversary editions of a classic I own.

This unique edition features 300 images created by Arroyo—vibrant, eclectic drawings, paintings, and collages that reflect and amplify the energy of Joyce’s writing. 

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Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home

Packed with interior design tips, recipes and more, Eat, Drink, Napshows you to how to take a slice of Soho House home.by Soho House. Focusing on how to make a house a home and get the most out of your space, this book isn't only beautiful but practical.


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Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook]

By Bryant Terry

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.

This book is not only beautiful and practical, everything in it is absolutely delicious and 

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