For a simple, yet effective and well made press (you don't mention budget range) I like the large wooden press sold by Arnold Grummer, . They're simple, robust (I had mine used by students when teaching in my home studio), and at $249 quite affordable. The size is also good for most books.
For paper and books up to 11 x 14. Classic press delivers 2000 lbs. of evenly controlled pressure with 6 inches of daylight between the press floor and fully raised platen.
Platen measures 11.5 inches by 14.5 inches. Baltic birch, fully assembled, maintenance free. 28 lbs.