This book changed the way I looked at information. If you only need one book about information design, this is the one.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information(2001)
This book will be really helpful to anyone working with presenting dense information in a clear way.
Everything about "pictures of verbs", the graphic representation of causes and effects.
Evidence are integration of text, image, graphic, animation, etc. It must not be separated into segregation of modes.
It is the first time, I found I can learn so much from comics
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art(1994)
You will learn the fundamental of story board from making comics.
Making Comics (2006)
I wish I read this book earlier. BTW read Paul Graham's blog.
Hackers & Painters (2004)
by Paul Graham
The most inspiring book about design philosophy.
Designing Design (2007)
by Kenya Hara
This is how to view the world by Zen Mind. One of Steve Jobs' favorite book
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1973)
by Shunryu Suzuki
Irrationality is normal in human behavior
Predictably Irrational (2008)
by Dan Ariely
Great advices on how to create business. Clear and inspiring.
by Jason Fried
A life changing book about the essentials of human happiness
The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
by Bertrand Russell