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coffee table book

A large hardbound book primarily containing pictures that is often displayed on a coffee table in a common area as a conversation piece. Jenna published a coffee table book that featured beautiful photographs from her European vacations.
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coffee-table book

A large, typically hardcover book full of glossy photos that is meant to be displayed on a coffee-table for casual viewing, as opposed to thorough reading. At least there were some interesting coffee-table books to flip through while we waited.
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coffee-table book

a book that is more suitable for display than for reading, typically, an oversize, illustrated book left on the coffee table for visitors to examine. This book is more of a coffee-table book than an art book. I prefer something more scholarly. We purchased a coffee-table book for Jan's birthday.
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Photos of maker's marks are included for collectors, and the book is equally targeted to the coffee-table book market and amateur and professional antique dealers.
The coffee-table book, 20 Years of Science, Technology and Innovation in South Africa, chronicles South Africa's journey in achieving government's ideal of "A better life for all" though science, technology and innovation.
The coffee-table book is a compilation of articles which have appeared in The Week under the title 'First Citizen' from January 2013 to May 2014.
John Norman, president and CEO of Arts and Exhibitions International, says while the coffee-table book and T-shirts are the top overall sellers in the museum store, he was surprised by the popularity of the jewelry line.
The coffee-table book concludes with an essay by art/comics critic John Carlin on McDonnell's place in cartoon history, as well as five glowing back-cover blurbs from admirers such as Matt Groening ("The Simpsons") and Charles Schulz.
The coffee-table book NYC Pet Project: A Collection of Portraits and Letters From the Heart offers 122 portraits of New Yorkers, including many gays and lesbians, with their pets, all shot in beautiful black and white by up-and-coming photographers Jason Lindberg and Ron Monk.