Book Design

I both enjoyed reading Andrew Haslam’s Book Design (ISBN 1-85669673-9) and found it useful. And I dare say that Andrew Haslam must have enjoyed making it, particularly the sections demonstrating paragraph styles and text alignment styles.

I like Book Design because it covers a lot of ground and covers it well. It provides more narrative and examples than, say, Pocket Pal from International Paper but more practical details than, say, Richard Hendel’s On Book Design (ISBN 0-300-07570-7) and covers more of the book than does the type of typography book that I more often read.