Something very important and very weird is happening to the book right now: It’s shedding its papery corpus and transmigrating into a bodiless digital form, right before our eyes. We’re witnessing the bibliographical equivalent of the rapture. If anything we may be lowballing the weirdness of it all.
And if you love the way print looks then take a look at this book.
Garfield's book isn't a straight chronological account of typeface, from Gutenberg to Gill Sans, but more of a sweeping look at the subject with special attention to the narrative facets that even non-typophiles (people, for example, who wouldn't comment on the web forum at myfonts.com) would find interesting. And believe it or not, there are actually a great number of salacious snippets that come out of the world of font...