Hi John I don't see why you can't scan with your CanoScan. Before I was given a faster scanner, I used to scan with a flatbed old Memorex scanner that was very slow. Even the one I have now does not have a document feeder. And with a document feeder you'd have to chop up the book anyway to feed the pages. I think every book I have scanned has been a library book so there's no way I would do that anyway. Jamie in Michigan To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.