There are many delicious books about textile art and handweaving, although they are on occasion hard to find. So I thought some tips might come in handy. Since I have an interest for modern and contemporary textile art and handweaving as well as textile history this will be quite the mix.
My newest purchase is this book; Contemporary Textiles - the fabric of fine art (in English) which I haven't even had time to read yet. It features over 50 textile artists both established and emerging in the contemporary textile art scene as well as some articles on the subject. I am very much looking forward to digging into this.
A classic book about Swedish textile art from the 20th century is Svenska textilier 1890-1990 (in Swedish). This book I discovered during my studies in Uppsala and it has been a favorite ever since. It is very good to have as an encyklopedia over Swedish textile art as well as a good read when you are craving some inspiration.
Anyone who is interested in Swedish church textiles should have this book, Veneziansk Sidendamast by Margareta Ridderstedt, in their library. During the first half of the 20th century several of the established textile studios in Sweden designed silk damask fabrics that were woven in Italy. A remarkable collaboration that still shows in the many preserved liturgical textiles in churches all over Sweden.