I suffer from the 'gentle madness', Bibliomaina. There are about 3000+ books (672 linear feet of them) in our house. Many are on art and photography. I'm not talking about '20 Cute Pet Tricks in Photoshop" but folios by interesting photographers, serious studies in technique such as 'The Photograph' by Mante and critical works by the likes of Sontag and Barthes.
I would like to suggest maybe we have a forum here where people can post information on books they have found important to shaping their eye or mind in this shadow land of photography.