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When it comes to coffee table books, there's something for everyone. From art lovers and design gurus to hunting aficionados and hiking fanatics, there's a coffee book for every interest. 

After spotting this trend at a recent Arkansas wedding, we were smitten. And the best part? This is a guest book you'll actually want to leave out in your home.

We picked a few of our favorite Arkansas-related books that would happen to make a perfect guest book. 

1. "Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art" by Christopher B. Crosman and Emily D. Shapiro 

Whether you tie the knot at Crystal Bridges, or just love art, this is the book for you.

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2. "Arkansas Backstories, Volume 1: Quirks, Characters, and Curiosities of the Natural State" by Joe David Rice

Born and raised in Arkansas? This book explores the little-known stories about Arkansans of old. And Joe David Rice is an expert source on the matter. Born and raised in Paragould, he served as the former Tourism Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 

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3. "Arkansas Wildlife: Intimate Portraits of Wild Species That Roam 'The Natural State'" by Tim Ernst

No doubt you've seen the work of nature photographer Tim Ernst. His famous photos paint a pretty picture of the Natural State — and who wouldn't want this beauty gracing their coffee table?

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Florals by Tanarah Luxe Floral. 

4. "Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition" by Mike Lewis

Is your man a duck hunter? Then he's sure to love this book by Mike Lewis. The book chronicles the history of Arkansas duck calls and how the industry has grown over the years.

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5. "Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories" by Grace Vest

It's hard not to want to immediately order a copy of Arkansan Grace Vest's book about how rescue pups tend to change their owner's life for the better. The photography is stunning and would be a beautiful addition to any home. 

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6. "The Grand Prairie" by Brent Birch

And last but not least, "The Grand Prairie" is another beautiful book for the duck hunter in your life. Written by lifelong waterfowler Brent Birch, the book explores the history of the Delta, which has earned the title of "Duck Hunting Capital of the World."  

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