Unless you have been doing woodworking of some sort for a while, I'd recommend looking around your area for woodworking classes. Take a couple of classes and Then decide whether or not you want to start down the slippery slope of tool buying. If you take the classes and decide to go ahead, you already have some experience. Otherwise you may buy a bunch of tools and be selling them next year at a yard sale.
Books and magazines have also been recommended here. Don't forget the library. Note that some woodworking shops also rent videos - a good source of inspiration and knowlege.
Good Luck, and have fun.