Travel Coffee Table Books

Written by Amy Hall
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Travel coffee table books make fantastic gifts, as they look aesthetically appealing and they offer guests to one's home the chance to see some outstanding photography of foreign places. I know that in my own home, I have acquired so many of these coffee table books that I have to rotate them around, otherwise they become so piled up that no one can see anything if they are sitting on the couch. I have basic photography books that depict the cafes of Paris, the small villages of Tuscany, the African bush, the pyramids of Egypt, the gardens of London, and so on and so forth.

Some books have become my treasured favorites, especially if I bought them during my travels. I have one such book of Venice, which consists of both colored and black and white photographs of the city of Venice. When I flip through the pages, I am instantly transported back to the Grand Canal, and the gondola ride I took after a late night dinner of pasta carbonara and the best red wine I've ever tasted. San Marco Square reminds me of the hundreds of people sitting around on church steps, either deep in thought or having an excited conversation with a group of friends. I can recall the sound of children's laughter as they frolicked in and around the fountain, and the sound of parents scolding them for getting their clothes wet.

Travel coffee table books can transport you to another place and time, even if you have never been to the places that are staring up at you from the pages. In fact, this is one of the reasons that travel books make such great gifts for your friends and family members who perhaps would love to travel more but don't for lack of time or money. Giving someone a European art book or a photographic book of the African plains allows them to experience the allure of faraway places without ever leaving home.

Buy Travel Coffee Table Books Online

Although you can certainly find all types of travel guidebooks, travel maps, and coffee table books through traditional retailers such as bookstores, you will most likely pay more money. Opting instead for the Internet will save you money, sometimes a significant amount. Furthermore, there is something appealing about being able to browse through a wide selection of travel books from the comfort of your own home, while wearing pajamas and sipping your morning cup of Joe.


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