Columbus Book Project puts the best of Columbus on your coffee table

You live in Columbus. You drink coffee. Your place has a coffee table. Now, it can house a coffee table book about Columbus. (Actually, two books. The city was too much for just one.)

The Columbus Book Project is the brainchild of Alexia Sharell Winfield, conceived over about three years and executed in the past 12 months or so. It not only celebrates the creative culture of Columbus — from artists to restaurants to fashion designers to longstanding cultural touchpoints — but was made possible by Columbus creatives of all types, including designers, photographers, writers and more.

The inspiration came from Winfield's own exploration of a city she knew little about until she arrived here to work for JP Morgan Chase.

“It takes you on a journey of the different layers Columbus has,” Winfield said. “We grouped things together to create certain experiences.”

The first batch is now available, and, to celebrate, the CBP is throwing a launch party at the Columbus Museum of Art on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The event will include the opportunity to “walk through” some parts of the book.