Work Hard and Be Kind to people
The words that graphic design studio IMAGIST London work by. I was lucky enough to do a placement with them over the summer where among other kind things they did for me, they have lent me a few books from their shelf. I am new to the rules of graphic design and typography so I am very gratful of the chance to share their books and keep learning.
A couple of other kind and forward thinking companies who understand the importance of sharing knowledge and books are howies who also have bookshelves in their shops, and 72 Rivington Street in London, whose library I have recently joined.
By the way, One Red Paperclip is not a zen guide to stationary items for designers but after reading I definately want to take a leaf out of that book.