10 Coffee Table Books Worth Buying

We often overlook the power of good, coffee table books. For eye candy or for our own reading pleasure, it’s important to stock up on bound inspiration.

Plot an escape from temperamental weather. Drool over Korean BBQ. Recount the Cubs path to 2016 victory. Pore over plants. Whatever you’re into, we’ve made a list of feature-worthy books to fit all hobbies, homes, and homeowners.

Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants

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Think livelier thoughts with tips on cultivating an indoor garden. Borrow from the Europeans, and placate the bare or bedlam with a plant kingdom.

Won for the Ages: How the Chicago Cubs Became the 2016 World Series Champions


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Get psyched for another season with the Chicago Tribune’s visual accompaniment to one of the greatest awakenings in baseball history.

Meehan’s Bartender Manual


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This sturdy, green, and celebrated book belongs on your coffee table or bar cart. Play mixologist with the help of cocktail master and Chicago’s Prairie School head, Jim Meehan.

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money


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It’s almost tax season, and we could all stand to save. Learn foolproof ways to budget better, whatever your income.

Remodelista: The Organized Home


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Bring order to your home and life with this tidy yet expansive guide. Rework small spaces, store smarter, and ease clever design into every room.

Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces


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bellyQ’s Chef Bill Kim merges Korean flavors and Midwestern comfort. Caution: mouthwatering photos. Pre-order this April release now.

Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks


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Every Chicagoan should keep this tribute to the best of local landmarks handy. Join the Art Institute to score at “Members” price.

Best in Travel 2018


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Ideal for when your body’s present, but your mind’s already packing a suitcase. Thumb through this year’s hottest destinations and what to do when you get there. Thanks, Lonely Planet.

111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss


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Think you really know Chicago? Once you’ve spent some time abroad, explore 100+ “not so obvious” photo ops and spots that define our city.

Art & Vinyl


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Develop a new appreciation for vinyl as a canvas, and provoke more interesting conversations with peers (and pets if they’ll listen). This culture-packed compendium drops in March.

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