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Five coffee table books worth splurging on


There’s probably nothing better than curling up on the couch with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, or some good-quality chocolate) and paging through a glossy-paged, picture-filled coffee table book. The price of these grown-up picture books, however, is enough to make many of us gag on that glass of wine or choke on that chocolate. Here, we’ve rounded up the five coffee table books that we deem well worth the investment!

If you love architecture…

Skyscrapers by Judith Dupre (R366) will keep you entertained for hours with its iconic images of the world’s most impressive feats of architecture.

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If you love Karl Lagerfeld…

The world according to Karl edited by Sandrine Guldenkian and Jean-Christophe Napias (R369) is a must-have for its hilarious Karl quotes.

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If you’re a cocktail connoisseur (or just an amateur)…

Craft Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern (R611) is a feast for the eyes – and a useful resource when making concoctions of your own.

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If you love photography…

Annie Leibovitz At Work by the great photographer herself (R487) is a collection of some the photographer’s most famous images. Pore over beautiful images and find out how Annie created them via the included discussions of portraiture, lighting and digital cameras.

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If you’re a full-on foodie…

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child (R487) is a real classic and a mouthwatering addition to your coffee table.

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All books available on Kalahari.

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