When we hear about coffee table books, usually our mind goes automatically to huge picture laden fashion books for women, or books about the latest interior decorating styles for new homes and apartments. And yes, these are mostly books that women enjoy looking at.
For me it all changed a few weeks ago when I visited the home of a new couple who moved in the neighborhood and I spotted a couple of books that fall into the category of 'coffee table', but were still rather different. It took me a few seconds to figure out what was different: it was the topics the books were about.
Then it dawned on me that these types of large books do not always have to be typically about fashion and homes, but about many other things that men can equally enjoy flipping through.
Starting with the list of what I saw in that neighbor's home, here is a hand compiled selection of coffee table books that men can feel good about leaving it on their cocktail table and occasionally reading through as well.