Desktop publishing put typesetting into the hands of many eager typists, who often lacked the instincts or training for typographic finesse. But enhancements to design software and the enticing possibilities afforded by OpenType fonts have inspired a return to the art and craft of typography. If you love beautiful typography, or you want to learn more about how typography works as part of designing and printing, here are some books that are part reference, part inspiration.
The Complete Manual of Typography, by James Felici (Adobe Press, 2002)
The Elements of Typographic Style, by Robert Bringhurst (Hartley and Marks Publishers, 2004)
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students, by Ellen Lupton ...