thanks for the tips, Ann, and if you could post the name of that book I would really appreciate it.

Lee, if you would check my post about the print trade I talked about maybe some sort of trade for your time and knowledge in exchange for some grunt work on my part.

I've done some internet searching on a couple of book review and photo sites and the best recommendation is given to Kenn Oberrecht's Home Book of Picture Framing. As it's only $12.37 at alldirect.com and I'm already ordering a bunch of philosophy and poli sci books for the upcoming fall semester I'll see if I can throw that one in there, too.