Oh, Stephen. You can’t mention education and not talk about Ilene Strizver. Come October you (this is the collective you) could be attending the Typography Master Classes through the Type Director’s Club, where you can spend some quality time with one of the industry’s most energetic personalities.
And while we’re on the subject of books, take a look at Type Rules!, a more contemporary manual compared to Craig’s Designing with Type. In addition to a brief history of the alphabet, it also gets deeper into the technology designers use today.