17 Travel Coffee Table Books

17 Travel Coffee Table Books

If you need a bit of escapism right now, what could be better than sun-drenched Italian beaches and colour-pop Californian architecture? Expand your view of the world with these travel coffee table books – they also make great home accessories too…

St Tropez Soleil by Simon Liberati, €95.00 

Travel connoisseurs Assouline will release their new book this month, focusing on glamorous and sophisticated St Tropez, a beach-side haven for models, celebrities and royalty. Immerse yourself in the legend of the French Riviera and explore the town’s sparkling history. 

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California Crazy by Jim Heimann, £40

With a focus on the eclectic architecture of California, Heimann’s book will help you explore the cool and quirky buildings so closely associated with the west coast. 

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Great Escapes Africa by Angelika Taschnen, £30

From postcard-perfect landscapes to incredible interiors, this coffee-table book features a collection of stunning images showcasing the beauty of the African continent. With helpful tips and information on the best hotels, it’s also a guide for those planning a bucket-list trip.

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Chic Stays by Conde Nast Traveller, €95.00 

Comprising 36 personal stories from influential people on their favourite hotels, Chic Stays is a window into some of the most stylish corners of the globe. Expect travel stories, anecdotes and lyrical descriptions from the likes of Sofia Coppola and Kate Moss. 

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The Big Book Of The Hamptons by Michael Shnayerson, €95.00 

An insight into the beach-side haven for the world’s elite, this volume transports readers to one of the most expensive, and exclusive, area codes. Includes snapshots of enviable properties, pools and cars, as well as mile-long sandy beaches and crashing ocean. 

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The Italian Dream by Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, €95.00 

Escape into the effortless elegance of the Italian lifestyle and bring a little bit of La Dolce Vita into your home. The photographer and author followed a wine map of Italy for more than three years to create this book, so expect a strong focus on local cuisine. 

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Beaches by Gray Malin, £21.99

If you’re keen to mentally transport yourself to a beach, this is the book for you. Featuring a collection of playful aerial snaps from Hollywood photographer Gray Malin and spanning six continents, Beaches showcases some of the most stunning coastlines the world over.

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Wanderlust: Hiking On Legendary Trails by Cam Honan, £26.18

Get back to nature with this collection of stunning landscape photography, featuring some of the world’s best hiking routes. Combining extraordinary images with maps, helpful tips and all the right info, it’s bound to get you excited for your next adventure. 

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Poolside With Slim Aarons by Slim Aarons, £43.28

From the Caribbean to Monaco, readers will be whisked away to some of the most exclusive pool clubs across the globe. Expect stunning photographs of glamorous jet setters from the 50s all the way through to the 80s. 

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Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs, £23.73

A collection of images documenting the most beautiful and fascinating gardens – both private and public – around the world, these pages won’t just get you dreaming of the sensational landscapes to visit on your next trip, they might just inspire you to spruce up your own outdoor space. 

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Pretty City New York by Siobhan Feguerson, £25

Dreaming of a long weekend away in NYC? This coffee-table book is the next best thing. An homage to the urban architecture and bustling atmosphere of the Big Apple, this book uncovers all the must-visit places across the city, from top sights to quaint boutiques. 

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Resident Dog by Nicole England, £38.75

One for interiors fans as well as armchair travellers, this book captures beautiful homes around the globe and the dogs that inhabit them. Many of the properties featured belong to well-known architects and are located in stunning surroundings; the furry friends that live there are just a bonus. 

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Destinations Of A Lifetime by National Geographic, £15.77

National Geographic is here to send you on a 2D trip around the world, stopping off at some of the most impressive natural, and man-made, sights. It’s also loaded with all the info on where to eat and where to stay, so it’s a great travel guide, too. 

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The World Atlas Of Street Food by Caroline Wilson & Sue Quinn, £24.95

If you’re a foodie, you’ll want this book to take pride of place. A compilation of street food vendors from around the world, as well as an insight into the bustling cities they call home, this tome hunts down the tastiest food on-the-go in the coolest settings, from the Middle East to South America. 

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NYT. 36 Hours. Europe by Barbara Ireland, £20.07

This photography anthology will ensure you don’t miss out when planning your next European short break. Combining beautiful illustrations with important info on what and where to visit, this book covers more than 130 destinations across the continent. 

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Italy by Gray Malin, $40

Wishing you were sunbathing on the Amalfi Coast? Gray Malin’s Italy will visually transport you there. Acting as a celebration of Italy and Italian culture, Malin captures many of the country’s famous destinations and showcases the glamour and beauty of the Italian Riviera.

Visit AbramsBooks.com

Cereal City Guide: Paris by Rosa Park & Rich Stapleton, £18.99

Explore the French capital with fresh eyes. Including a photo essay of the city, alongside interviews with celebrated locals and a beautifully illustrated map, Cereal’s guide will bring a bit of Parisian romance right to your living room. 

Visit Abrams&Chronicle.co.uk


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