Looking for way to elevate your living space? Coffee table books add color, texture, and layers to a table or nook while showcasing your unique interests.
Check out these coffee table books written by Black authors.
Coffee Table Books
“Justice of the Pies” by Chef Maya-Camille Broussard
In Justice of the Pies, Chef Maya-Camille Broussard shares more than 85 recipes for sweet and savory pies and other mouthwatering creations that put her social mission–based bakery on the map.
“Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style” by Shantrelle P. Lewis
Described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, Black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion.
“AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home” by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Hays
A powerful, visually stunning celebration of Black homeownership, featuring inspiring homes and family histories of notable Black American
“The Modern Day Black Alphabet,” by Arial Robinson
The Modern Day Black Alphabet is a children’s photo book by Arial Robinson. This book started as a simple photo series to keep Arial occupied while being quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic but now has blossomed into a full book.
“Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion,” by Marcellas Reynolds
To date, there has never been a book devoted exclusively to top black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to black models past and present.
“BLACK FUTURES” By Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
A collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today.
“Black Is Beautiful” by Kwame Brathwaite
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This monograph—the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.