Amber- what you really need is a book scanner. They do pretty much what Barbara is describing, except that they have a platen to keep the page flat. There is now a sizeably community of do-it-yourself scanner makers, and they have an online community, at http://www.diybookscanner.org/. If you go there, you will find descriptions of how to create a scanner set up at all levels of complexity and expense. Good luck!