Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you interact with letterforms all day long. You read, certainly: newspapers, webpages, work documents, signage, advertisements. You use type in your emails, on your blog, at your job, in your art projects. So, “whether you’re a professional designer, recreational type-nerd, or casual lover of the fine letterform, typography is one of design’s most delightful frontiers, an odd medley of timeless traditions and timely evolution in the face of technological progress.”
Maria Popova gathers ten essential books on typography, “ranging from the practical to the philosophical to the plain pretty.”
This list is good stuff, and thoughtfull comprehensive. Get out your library cards!
10 Essential Books on Typography [BrainPickings.org]