I have a few hand lettering resources including books that I have turned to frequently in my journey. I have mentioned a few in the past and have them on my favorites page here. While I love these books, it seems every time I look up there’s a new one being raved about. So I think I need to work on expanding my library of hand lettering books. With that said this is my current Amazon wish list of hand lettering books that I don’t have (yet) but still would recommend checking out.
My Hand Lettering Books Wish List
This wish list of hand lettering books is based on many things, including social media accounts I follow, Pinterest finds, and of course Amazon searches. The list is in no particular order since I really want them all right now. So if you already have one of the hand lettering books or a particular book sticks out to you then let me know in the comments! As I accumulate these books I will try to post some reviews and link to them!
by Whitney Farnsworth
This book is actually not even released yet (but will be July 2019) and I think it looks gorgeous! I loved checking out Whitney’s story of how she started out her own business (feels similar to my own story). Also the book is spiral bound which is unique and makes it a super functional lettering workbook.
by Nicole Miyuki Santo
I love finding all the ways to add modern lettering into my home (and have even shared a blog post here on ways to do it yourself). Which makes this book even more amazing since it includes actual projects to DIY your home with modern lettering. You can also see a ton of the included content on Amazon and I’m already planning on hand lettering drink stirrers asap.
by Doris Wai
I have mostly stuck to hand lettering on paper but have always loved seeing what materials others use for hand lettering. I would love to expand my own materials which means I need this book. The only question is should I start with hand lettering on glass or acrylic?!
by Megan Wells
Practice, practice, practice! I’ve always said that’s the secret to getting better, there’s no other magic solution. This interactive lettering book looks like a great resource to really get into a habit of practicing. There are some super fun lettering styles to really get into a groove and then helps you add embellishments to your letters.
by Paper Peony Press
This book seems to have it all from the basics of lettering to all of the supplies you need. It also has plenty of helpful tips to get you going with hand lettering and modern calligraphy! I may not be a complete beginner anymore but I know I could still learn from this book.
by Valerie McKeehan
Everything Valerie McKeehan creates at Lily & Val is absolutely gorgeous and she is basically the queen of chalk lettering. So it is kind of crazy that I don’t have this book yet! I don’t do much chalk lettering but I do have a chalk board and would love to create a chalkboard wall someday in my home. So I think this book is a must so I can step up my lettering at home. You can also bundle this book with a chalk lettering tool kit on Lily & Val’s site here.
By Amy Latta
This list would not be complete without a hand lettering book that is made for kids! It’s so fun seeing the hand lettering world spread to the kid world. And even though I’m not a kid (and don’t have any) I still really want to check out this workbook. Plus it will make a great gift for all my nephews!
I hope you loved my list of hand lettering books and find one or two (or more) that you want to check out! I’m always looking for new hand lettering books or calligraphy books and will share more as I find them.