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If you own a coffee table and it doesn’t have any cool coffee table books hanging out on it, do you really even have a coffee table at all? We don’t think so, which is why we’re going to look at some of the nerdiest coffee table books.
Fair warning: Your friends might be so enamored by these books that when they come over they completely forget to actually socialize with you. You’ve been warned!
One of the coolest things about Star Wars is the technology that goes into making the spacecraft and other vehicles. This book breaks it all down with awesome visual blueprints that any Star Wars fan will appreciate.
The things people can do with LEGO is absolutely mind-blowing, and this book features some awesome architecture created with just the plastic bricks. Not only will you get to look at awesome images of buildings created with LEGO, but you’ll actually learn about different styles of architecture!
This coffee table book blends the absurd with the scientific. No question is too ridiculous, which makes it a perfect book for any geek who wants to learn something new. When your friends come over, this book is the perfect conversation starter.
If you’re a gamer, this coffee table book is absolutely perfect for you. It’s loaded with pictures and history on the world of video game consoles. Even if you already have a strong grasp on the history of gaming, the visual nature of this book offers tons of appeal.
If you love comics but aren’t loyal to Marvel or DC, this wide-reaching coffee table book is exactly what you’ll want in your living room. The book is filled with all kinds of graphics, charts, photos, and other great conversation starters that are perfect for any comic book nerd.
For the Marvel fan (or anyone who likes the look of gorgeous comic art), this book is perfect for you. It’s loaded with information on all of the most beloved characters from the Marvel universe, and as is typically the case with coffee table books, there are plenty of pictures to go along with all that information.
For DC fans, this book is basically a holy text. It breaks down details about every major character in the DC comic universe. If you and your friends want to learn more about DC while having something visually appealing to look at, throw this book on your coffee table and let the good times role.
The world of Game of Thrones is a dark and violent place filled with betrayal, dragons, white walkers, and all kinds of other stuff that wants to kill you. But it’s also a visually stunning world that’s just as pretty as it is dangerous. This book is full of photos from the set of HBO’s beloved show, as well as lots of information about the photos presented.
When it comes to science fiction worlds, few are as deep and thought out as Star Trek. This coffee table book expands that deep lore with actual in-universe letters and content. It comes with excerpts from Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence that’ll immerse you deep into the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
When you think about movies and TV shows, the characters are often the first thing that comes to mind. But the locations in movies can be just as important as the people inhabiting those worlds. This coffee table book is all about taking you through the world of some cinema’s most beloved movies.