Searching for a one-of-a-kind gift for the music lover in your life? Whether it’s for a birthday, a graduation, or housewarming, these coffee table books for music lovers are sure to be a hit. Each book in our list is a fascinating read and a joy to flip through. Find the perfect coffee table book for music lovers in the list below.
I Want My MTV by Rob Tennenbaum and Craig Marks
This entertaining coffee table book is a combination of oral history and behind-the-scenes footage of MTV’s rise into popular culture.
Mark Seliger: The Music Book by Mark Seliger
Feast your eyes on incredible photos of legendary musicians from the 80’s to now. These breathtaking images were captured by master photographer Mark Seliger, whose work is featured in Rolling Stone, GQ, and Vanity Fair.
Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980’s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Matthew Chojnacki
A must-have for any 80’s music lover, this book is a complete guide to iconic 7” and 12” vinyl artwork from the 80’s. Read previously untold stories behind these images, as well as exclusive commentary by Duran Duran, Run-DMC, Scorpions, The Knack, and many more.
1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs
This stunning coffee table book features some of the best cover art from the 60’s to 90’s. Selected by music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record publicity representative Michael Ochs, the cover art in this book is sure to spark the imagination and bring back beloved memories.
50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner
Read interviews with legendary rock n’ roll artists, soak in iconic photographs, and learn new things about music history in this keepsake of a coffee table book. 50 Years of Rolling Stone includes interviews with Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and many more.