The new generation of self-help books is pint-sized and punchy, as well as boasting a strong graphic look. From Do Book Co comes Do Design by designer Alan Moore, the latest in a series of paperbacks that also includes Do Improvise and Do Lead (£8.99 each; thedobook.co). It invites us to think about how and why we create objects and, as the cover clearly states, why beauty is the key to everything. Elsewhere, Swedish stationer and designer Kikki K has published her ‘Inspiring Books’ series (£9 each; kikki-k.com), which each feature handy bite-sized tips on a wide variety of subjects. Our favourite is Want a Home You Love? by interior designer Anna-carin Mcnamara, which explains how creating the perfect space can have an impact on all areas of your life.