coffee-table book

Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

cof·fee-ta·ble book

(kô′fē-tā′bəl, kŏf′ē-)
An oversize book of elaborate design that may be used for display, as on a coffee table.

coffee-table book

(Journalism & Publishing) a book designed to be looked at rather than read

cof′fee-ta`ble book`

an oversize, expensive, and usu. illustrated book suitable for displaying, as on a coffee table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: book - an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"

coffee-table book

[ˈkɒfɪteɪblˌbʊk] Nlibro m de gran formato (bello e impresionante)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
A life-size coffee-table book was opened onstage, and Destileria Limtuaco's Lady in Red, Meg Imperial, emerged from within and handed the first copy of the book to the guest of honor, Secretary Medialdea.
Glaasker and Bosman understand that implicitly, and their coffee-table book The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling capitalizes on the magic of LEGO's appeal.
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.
In this spirit, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) celebrated its achievements by launching a coffee-table book called 20 Years of Science, Technology and Innovation in South Africa.
New Delhi, July 1 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee will receive the first copy of a coffee-table book titled 'First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan' tomorrow at a function to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In this coffee-table book filled with vivid photography, Ribelli tells the stories of people who live at 50 Main Street in each of America's states.
Summary: Rapper P Diddy has teamed up with a music industry boss and an acclaimed photographer to launch a coffee-table book.
Published just in time for Christmas, Audrey Hepburn: A Life In Pictures, pounds 15, is a travel-friendly version of last year's coffee-table book.
you've guessed: a coffee-table book full of black-and-white photos of Birmingham Alabama.
Endless lanais and seamless plunge pools, aloha prints and beach-worn furniture: The visual feast unfolds in The Hawaiian House Now (Abrams, 2007; $40), possibly the dreamiest coffee-table book of the gift-giving season.
This luscious coffee-table book takes you through the long life of one of America's most innovative ballet companies, decade by decade.
Each two-page spread of this gorgeous and insightful coffee-table book proffers a candid, black-and-white photograph of a different Canadian author on the right, and a one-page commentary by the author about reading, writing, or similar subjects on the left, such as the comments by Sharon Thesen that begin, "Reading seems so often to encompass all that my mind is or has been composed by that I find it difficult to separate my reading form myself.