Included below is a list of great books - in no particular order. These are books that I found most seminal in shaping my education and career. These should, by no means, be taken as an end-all-be-all list of books on the craft of filmmaking. There are many, MANY other books out there and you can never read too much.
As I have talked at length about not personally attending film school, and that books were my primary education, I thought you all might like a look at some of my book collection. This is a quick snapshot of one of the ten bookshelves in my home. This one is dedicated totally to film. There are over 200 books on those shelves (and more on film on other shelves).
That is not to boast, it is to demonstrate that I am serious when I talk about my education being on those shelves. There are SOOOO many more books to recommend. If you make it through these and are looking for more (or these are already on your self) hit me up and I'll be happy to recommend more.
With full disclosure - two of these books are my own (I wrote 'em) and three others I contributed to. Some may consider that a bias, and they'd probably be right, but it doesn't mean the works aren't brilliant! ;)
All the best,