Surface Design Association offers a list of monthly selections and reviews of relevant books for the textile-focused reader. The February selection is "A Perfect Red Empire, Espionage and the Quest for the Color of Desire" by Amy Butler Greenfield. The reviewer, Vivien Zepf, thoroughly captures the elements of the book and reflects on the breadth and impact that the creating and manufacturing of the textile color red had on the world.
Other books and their reviews covered in 2020 are also found on the list. https://www.surfacedesign.org/?s=book+club