Designers and Books
Here’s one for the design community. There’s a website called Designers and Books that reveals the books loved by designers. The selections of 63 designers are featured and there are 876 books in total. Naturally, you will find books by people who invented typefaces like Adrian Frutiger and Herman Zapf.
Designers & Books is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.