1. A book that is very old or large and decorative that people put on display under or on their coffee table to make them look more cultured

2. Something you'll never read
"'Gray's Anatomy', hey isn't this a show?"

"Apparently it was a book first."

"Who would ever read this?"

"There's a reason why it's on the coffee table, the perfect coffee table book."
by parselmouth94 July 30, 2009
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