The biggest challenge here is not the camera but the ''set up'', especially the lighting.
Two small portable lamps are better than flash.
A tripod is essential.
When photographing a bound book, the problem is to get the page to lie flat.
Here is a good article on the subject:
I would choose the Canon A620....because:
It has automatic and manual controls.
It has a flip and swivel LCD.
It has 7 megapixel.
It has a reasonable price.
I work a lot wih archival documents and need to take pictures of them. They are usually in the form of A4 text. I hope someone can advise on best compact or ultracompact digital camera(easy to carry to Archives) that would be good for my archival work, as well as for family pictures.