Share Coffee Table Books You’ll Actually Want To Read

Coffee Table Books You’ll Actually Want To Read

Allison Tyler thinks a good book and a cup of tea help cure what ails you. If you're looking for her, she's probably painting in the woods.

Because there is more to a book than its cover.


Grapefruit
by Yoko Ono

This is Yoko Ono's whimsical, delightful, subversive, startling book of instructions for art and for life. "Burn this book after you've read it." -- Yoko "A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality." "This is the greatest book I've ever burned." -- John

See our full review of Grapefruit here.

Grapefruit
Yoko Ono

This is Yoko Ono's whimsical, delightful, subversive, startling book of instructions for art and for life. "Burn this book after you've read it." -- Yoko "A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality." "This is the greatest book I've ever burned." -- John

See our full review of Grapefruit here.

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By Allison Tyler | April 15, 2014

Before She Married Lennon, Yoko Wrote This

By Suzanne Donahue | April 3, 2014

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The Art of Looking Sideways
by Alan Fletcher

The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, color and imagery.

The Art of Looking Sideways
Alan Fletcher

The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, color and imagery.

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By Allison Tyler | April 15, 2014

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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
by Michael Popek

It's happened to all of us: we're reading a book, something interrupts us, and we grab the closest thing at hand to mark our spot. It could be a train ticket, a letter, an advertisement, a photograph, or a four-leaf clover. Eventually the book finds its way into the world-a library, a flea market, other people's bookshelves, or to a used bookstore. But what becomes of those forgotten bookmarks? What stories could they tell?

Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
Michael Popek

It's happened to all of us: we're reading a book, something interrupts us, and we grab the closest thing at hand to mark our spot. It could be a train ticket, a letter, an advertisement, a photograph, or a four-leaf clover. Eventually the book finds its way into the world-a library, a flea market, other people's bookshelves, or to a used bookstore. But what becomes of those forgotten bookmarks? What stories could they tell?

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By Allison Tyler | April 15, 2014

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The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
by Eva Talmadge

A beautifully packaged full-color collection of literary tattoos and short personal essays, The Word Made Flesh is an intimate but anonymous confessional book of art on the skin.

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
Eva Talmadge

A beautifully packaged full-color collection of literary tattoos and short personal essays, The Word Made Flesh is an intimate but anonymous confessional book of art on the skin.

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The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia
by David McCandless

Using cutting-edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world’s surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.

The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia
David McCandless

Using cutting-edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world’s surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.

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By Allison Tyler | April 15, 2014

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