Not sure if you're in the US, UK or somewhere else, but there are quite a few services out there that let you design and create books yourself, and give good guidance on how to get best results. Most provide you with their own software or website interface to help make the process simple and straightforward. Alternatively, you can normally upload a PDF version of your document that meets their guidelines, and they can use that for printing. Here are some for you to look at:
- Blurb (don't get put off by the "photo book" stuff, you can do text only if you wish, and choose pictures for the covers etc.)
- Lulu.com (likewise, don't get put off about the publishing stuff, you can do private, one-off prints for yourself)
Alternatively (depending on your location), have a look at:
All of them (should) have comprehensive guidelines and help sections on how to construct and format your book. I would suggest deciding on who you'd like to use to print your book first, and then look at their specific guidelines (things like bleed space, what format they want your book in e.g. PDF, and so on) as these may change from printer to printer.