Anyone who has any interest in Typography should buy Simon Garfield's book 'Just My Type'. It's filled with fascinating facts about the typefaces we all know and love as well as the history and how they were created. Who knew that Eric Gill the creator of Gill Sans had intercourse with his dog as a sexual experiment...fascinating!
The inside sleeve has a periodic table of Typefaces determined by six web surveys including: 100 Best Fonts of All Time; Paul Shaw's Top 100 Types; 21 Most Used Fonts by Professional Designers; Top 7 Fonts Used by Proffessionals in Graphic Design; 30 Fonts that ALL Designers Must Know & Should Own; and Typefaces no one gets fired for using. Can be purchased from Scribble on Everything.