Check out houseindustries.com
Famous famous in the type world. I know fools who are 60 that used to set type back when they were teens talking about how dope House Ind is. Thats when you know you're fresh.
Some books that have helped me learn:
is a classic. Also I know Kunz
has quite a few books out worth checking. Herbert Spencer also had a couple books, typographica and... poineers of type.. or something (i never got around to picking it up, but i remember drooling over it). Those names should get you pointed in the right direction. For contemporary theres Nathan Fletcher, who I cant find much on at the moment, but he was a surfer and did a lot of the shit for Quicksilver. Sounds corny but he's pretty respected in the type community as well.