Jackie, Welcome to the group! For the past year I have been using an Epson 3170 scanner and I love it! I can't believe how superior it is to what I had before although I'm sure that a lot of the improvement is due to Kurzweil. So far I have been able to scan books that will fit on my scanner and thus am able to do two pages at a time. Bend your book to soften it up first and hold it down on the table firmly are my suggestions. I'm sure others will add to this.