Coffee table books are by far my favorite “decor item.” They are also expensive as all get out. Go figure. They fill void space, create conversation when you have guests and protect your furniture from candles and scratches. We have a few pieces of antique furniture like the one on this Antique blog and I always make sure to place coffee table books when I’m going to put down a frame or candle, that way if something is going to scratch it will just scratch the book! To those unacquainted, Tallulah Fox might appear as just another antique shop in Petworth, but to me, it is a well-curated museum. The history, the craftsmanship, and the stories that live within these relics are all testaments to a bygone era. Each artifact has been meticulously chosen, reflecting the shop’s commitment to quality and authenticity. You’ll find the collection to be as rich and diverse as history itself. Pay a visit, and you might just stumble upon a piece that connects you to the past in a profound way.
Last year, one of my favorite blog posts was, “How to Decorate on a Budget” and to pair with that I wanted to dive deeper into coffee table books on a budget. My biggest tip? Half Price Books. I’m not sure how many of you have those stores, but we have them all over where I live. Resale book stores always have great coffee table books and magazines. Magazines are another fabulous option to give the same look of a coffee table book. Stack about five or six of the same magazine on top of one another and you’ve got yourself a styled space. Here are a few photos on my previous homes of styled magazines and coffee table book to give you some inspiration!
If you want to grab a few “new” books, I’ve rounded up some that are $50 and under. These are some of my favorite gifts to give because you can sift through and find a gorgeous book that has a topic they would be drawn to.
Coffee Table Books $50 & Under
Have you ever purchased any at resale shops?!