Thursday, October 25, 2007

Beautiful Black Books

I don’t know about you, but I love a nice coffee table book. Even though my current apartment is too small for me to even think about putting the tiniest coffee table in it, I still collect nice hard cover books for the day when I can actually move into a reasonably sized apartment where I can buy “real” furniture and fully decorate my humble abode, but I digress.

The photo-essay styled book was actually featured in this month’s Essence and showcases celebrity and everyday women with their fathers. Because I’m a sucker for celebrities and the art of photography, this book is a must-have!

Earlier this year, I came across a similar book entitled, “Pop: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood,” by Carol Ross that features a stunning collection of black & white photographs of African-American men with their children. I think both books are definitely worth purchasing because they're artistically beautiful and celebrate black fatherhood, which far too often gets a bad rap.

So go out and get these books because you can add sophistication and style to your space while supporting black authors and photographers. You know we BGs love dual-purpose purchases!

Available at for $27.95 (it goes on sale Oct. 30)

Available at for only $16.95 (this is steal because it was originally $29.95)


Anonymous said...

I don't know how anyone could get past the covers of both of these books....simply beautiful! I have to say, I find it interesting and shameful that fatherhood in our community is still considered somewhat rare. I pray that one day AA fathers will be no big deal because they're in every household!

Ondo Lady said...

Oh I justr adore coffee table books, they look so cool on the table and are also great to flick through. The quirkier the better.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any coffee table books...nobody told me! Shameful!

Jeanie said...

Hi beautiful.
So, it's the very first time I'm viewing your blog and lo and behold, your latest entry is exactly what's been on my mind! Getting a nice coffee table book! :) I'll be returning, that's for sure. Nice work+tips!