Top 10 Coffee Table Books for Dog Lovers

Coffee table books are a delightfully simple accessory for any apartment home – they stack nicely, entertain guests and are artful in their own right. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with finding a variety of coffee table books for my living room that speak to my interests. From fashion to furniture, my Amazon wish list continues to grow. But the theme I find myself drawn to most is dogs. If you hadn’t already guessed it, I’m a huge dog lover. So why not have my coffee table book collection reflect that? Here are my picks for top coffee table books for dog lovers like me.

1. Dogs by Tim Flach

This stunning collection of photographs from Award-winning photographer Tim Flach explores the deep and complex bond between human’s best friend.

2. Dogshaming by Pascale Lemire

A result of the infamous, this book contains never-before-seen pictures of the most shameful, hilarious dogs.

3. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

From the water’s surface, it’s a simple exercise: a dog’s leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents.


4. Maddie on Things by Theron Humphrey

During a year-long cross-country road trip, Theron photographed his patient and talented Coonhound balancing in every place imaginable. Be sure to follow on Instragam @thiswildidea too!


5. Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan

Nothing screams pure bliss better than a dog hanging out the window, tongue flopping and ears flapping freely in the wind.

6. Devoted by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. In this heartwarming coffee table book, author presents a collection of inspiring dog stories and touching photos–dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day.


7.100 Dogs that Changed Civilization by Sam Stall

A compilation of the most influential dogs from from the first dog in space to a decorated war hero, this book contains stories of loyalty and bravery, innovation and inspiration.

8. If I Could Chew on This by Francesco Marciulian

While it might not be a typical coffee table book, this collection of poetry written from the perspective of dogs. I laughed out loud when I read “I Lose My Mind When You Leave the House.”

9. 5000 Years of the Dog in Art by Tamsin Pickeral

For more than 5000 years, artists have created an extraordinary array of captivating images of the dog. This beautiful book, features works from all over the world, ranging from the earliest African rock paintings to the groundbreaking work of contemporary artists.

10. Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs by Michael S. Williamson 

Featuring sixty black-and-white photographs of old dogs shot by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Michael S. Williamson, this is a perfect collection for dog lovers that celebrates “man’s best friend.”

If you have other coffee table book suggestions, feel free to share!

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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