There’s no doubt to us that the pressure of a million modern distractions have pushed publishers to the next level in the art of creating utterly gorgeous books. From special editions of beloved classics like Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals to the jaw-dropping artwork of Katie Scott in Botanicum, every title below deserves a place in your modern library.

Non-Fiction

Lost England: 1870-1930
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Reality Is Not What It Seems
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My Family and Other Animals
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The Making Of The British Landscape
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The Quest for Shakespeare's Garden
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Eroica
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£16.99
Hardback
Paper Zoo
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£25.00
Hardback
The Hidden Life of Trees
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The Lost Tommies
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£40.00
Hardback

Beautiful Keepsakes for Younger Readers

The BFG - Waterstones exclusive edition
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The Beach At Night
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The Song of Seven
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£12.99
Hardback
The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition
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A Child of Books
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£12.99
Hardback
Pax
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Pax
£12.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books
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A Sea Voyage
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£18.95
Hardback

Leatherbound Classics

A Christmas Carol
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Pride and Prejudice
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£20.00
Hardback
Jane Eyre
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£20.00
Hardback
Dracula
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£20.00
Hardback
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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Wuthering Heights
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£20.00
Hardback
Frankenstein
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£20.00
Hardback
Great Expectations
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Selected Tales
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£20.00
Hardback

Architecture and Interiors

England's Cathedrals
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London Uncovered
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£30.00
Hardback
Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats
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100 Years of Architecture
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Raw Concrete
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£30.00
Hardback
On the Fringe
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£50.00
Hardback
Landmark
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£25.00
Hardback
Bitten By Witch Fever
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Fifty English Steeples
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Hardwick Hall
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£75.00
Hardback

Natural Beauty

A History of the World in 500 Walks
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Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
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Atlas of Animal Adventures
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Botanicum
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£25.00
Hardback
Overview
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£30.00
Hardback
Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend
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The British Oak
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£30.00
Hardback
Snow
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£12.00
Hardback
A Parliament of Owls
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£25.00
Hardback
Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart
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Art

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016
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A History of Pictures
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Dali. Les diners de Gala
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£50.00
Hardback
The Vincent van Gogh Atlas
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The Art of Beatrix Potter
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Women Who Read Are Dangerous
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Antony Gormley - LAND
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Hokusai Pop-ups
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The Beauty of Knowledge

Curiocity
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£30.00
Hardback
Atlas Obscura
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£26.99
Hardback
The Phantom Atlas
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Explorers' Sketchbooks
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London in Fragments
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Reality Is Not What It Seems
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Beautiful Songs and Verse

Still
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£30.00
Hardback
The Penguin Book of English Song
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All Through the Night
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Emily Dickinson's Poems
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The Map and the Clock
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Gate of Lilacs
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£14.99
Hardback
Aeneid Book VI
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£14.99
Hardback
The Beatles Book
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£35.00
Hardback
The Lyrics
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£49.99
Hardback
Through My Eyes
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£26.99
Hardback
Forever Words
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£14.99
Hardback

Reassuringly Expensive

Beautiful People of the Cafe Society
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Jeweler
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£57.50
Hardback
Slim Aarons: Women
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£60.00
Hardback
Wild Encounters
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£55.00
Hardback
Vogue The Shoe
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£75.00
Hardback
Grace: The American Vogue Years
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Carolina Herrera
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Landscape of Dreams
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Russian Splendor
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Edmund de Waal
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£65.00
Hardback
Cecil Beaton at Home
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Fifty English Steeples
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On the Fringe
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£50.00
Hardback