Joseph Campbell: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
Anyone interested in myths and stories and how they have grown through the centuries and become part of humanities DNA needs to read this book.
Molly Bang: Picture This: How Pictures Work
The focus here is on good composition and how that effects the reader experience.
Paul Arden: It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World's Best Selling Book
Everyone that wants to think differently about creativity hould take a look at this book.
Mark Gatter: Production for Print (Portfolio Skills: Graphic Design)
A pretty detailed guide on how to get your work ready for print.
Yolanda Zappaterra: Editorial Design (Portfolio Series)
great simple guide to the basics of editorial design, recommended.