The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Table Photo Books

By Photobox on 29 March 2023

What is a coffee table photo book?

A ‘centre-of-attention’ book that sits on your coffee table, bedside, or any other piece of furniture in your home, ready for yourself or your guests to have a flick through. It’s loud and proud and full of your favourite moments that you just want to share with literally anyone.

Types of photo books for coffee tables

Lay Flat Photo Book

The A3/A4 Lay Flat Photo Books are *perfect* for your guests to have a browse through your holiday snaps or family selfies.

The best thing about this photo book? It lays flat to whatever surface it’s on so everyone can have a flip through and relive the good times. Opt for the Square Lay Flat Photo Book format to pop in your Instagram snaps (you can upload them straight from our Editor).

Padded Cover Photo Books

Each photo book allows you to design the front cover as well, so you can show off your very favourite moments again and again.

Both the Square Premium Photo Book and the A4 Lay Flat Photo Book have a padded cover to give it that *extra* special touch, perfect to display it on your coffee table.

A3 Personalised Photo Book

If you’re wanting a photo book that’s sleek, simple but enough space for your favourite moment, this book is for you.

It’s A3 size allows you to put literally your whole camera roll onto the pages and *still* have room for more exciting adventures ahead.

What photos shall I put in my coffee table book?

The real question is, how many can your chosen book hold? You choose whichever snaps you like and we’ll do the rest.

If you’re into fashion, create your very own portfolio of tried-and-tested looks so you can flip through when needing some style inspiration. If you see yourself as a bit of pro photographer, upload your snaps and pop them into a photo book for *everyone* to see.
Or maybe you’re going for a theme? Your favourite holiday photos, selfies with school friends or just a good ol’ photo dump. Don’t limit yourself when it comes to choosing which photos to pop into your book, we want you to tell *all* your stories.

How do I create a coffee table photo book?

First, pick which photo book to choose. Once you’ve chosen which book you’ll be creating, start collecting your photos. Are you sticking to a theme? Or going full camera roll dump? Add your photos to our Editor and get creating. This is where your sense of creative flair can really shine, with different backgrounds and themes to suit the mood of the photo book. Place your order, then sit back, relax and wait for your book to arrive, so you can proudly display it on your coffee table.

Head to the app to create with newly designed photo book covers, perfect for giving your coffee table book that extra personal touch. With different themes and layouts, from birthdays to new baby, there’s loads of covers ready and waiting for you to create with. No matter what occasion you’re celebrating, find the perfect gift at Photobox and check out our full range of photo books here.