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Books on Type

The following is a partial listing of books on typography in general. Of these, Bringhurst seems to be the one most often recommended.

There are many catalogues of type specimens but the following books provide a more interesting overall view of types in general and some of their history.

The above lists are limited to books published in English. Typographic styles are somewhat language-dependent, and similarly the ‘interesting’ fonts depend on the particular writing system involved.

FAQ ID: Q-type-books