i learned to string initially from books, the videos on the web and by asking a lot of dumb questions on this board (a continuing process). . . but . . . i have to say, if there's anyone you know (pros at clubs, stringers at a school nearby) who could show you in person, it would save a lot of effort. I think it took me about 6-7 hours to string my first racket while reading the USRA's book. I think i could teach someone now in about an hour. . .
that being said, if you can't find anyone, lots of folks learn by reading. the videos on the sp website are good as well.