Others have recommended NAMI as a great source of information. I've been there as well for support, and they have loads of information about the illness, and other mental health illness', of which can be very beneficial.
'Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What you and your family need to know'- written by: David J. Miklowitz, is a great book for both individuals with the illness and family members who have those who suffer from the illness. Go to a book source web site where it lists a little description about the book, to give you more details. It is an excellent book. I have many books about the disorder, and this is the best one yet, as well as the 'Unqueit Mind' by Kay Redfield Jamison. She too, has written some powerful books about mental health related issues, which are substantial to society. You also can purchase these books used on the web; which is very nice.
It doesn't really matter which type of Bipolar you are- it is just knowing that you have a diagnosis; and realizing that you can figure out that there is hope to treat the symptoms of what is bothering you. That is the best thing for now. I hope that you find some peace with how you are feeling.
Take care of yourself. I hope that you find some peace.