92% of college students prefer real-life print coffee table book than online digital books. Surprised? For many people, the digitization of information would render print moot. But It seems that the advent of digital books has not lessened the value of physical copies, but actually made them more appreciated.
The physical books people own are an indication of what’s important to them and what they’re interested in. A coffee table book, in particular, is a way for people to point guests and visitors towards an understanding of their personality and taste.
So common and often overlooked, coffee table books are a staple object in living rooms across the country and world. But where did the idea of coffee table books come from and what is their history?