This article is from the Miscellaneous Macintosh FAQ, by Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
While there are a number of excellent books covering specific
software packages, there are not many books that are generally
useful to someone familiar with the net. The Mac is Not a
TypeWriter by Robin Williams and The Macintosh Bible, by Arthur
Naiman, Sharon Zardetto Aker, and a cast of hundreds are two
exceptions. Both are published by PeachPit Press and are
available in finer bookstores everywhere.
The Mac is Not a TypeWriter should be required reading for
anyone using a Macintosh to produce printed matter. It teaches
the differences between typing and typography and shows you how
to avoid looking like a moron in print.
The Macintosh Bible is a reference book that's surprisingly
enjoyable reading. It's comprehensive enough to cover most
questions that appear in this newsgroup including the not so
frequent ones. It also includes lots of information you
probably need but didn't know to ask.