1) Hal Roth's How to Sail Around the World gives good basic advice on charts
2) Doing the great loop a time or two is useful to learn the ins and outs of sailing.
3) The US Power Squadron United States Power Squadrons® Safe boating fun thru education
does courses on all things boats as does the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
4) Blue Water books
in Ft Lauderdale is a good shop to pick people brains, but be aware that it is a store to sell you things.
5) For just learning about charts: How to Read A Nautical Chart- Course presentation.ppt
6) Charts you can check out and learn from for free are on NOAA's website, but you are still required to have "real" charts on your boat.
7) That being said NOAA's Bookletcharts are downloadable pdfs, free and useful: BookletChart
but you are still supposed to have "other" charts
8) An alternative to paper charts is a computer, but I would have at least one backup computer, maybe 2. You also need to plan for crisis situation when you don't have power for a laptop
9) All private vendors use NOAA data to create charts that you buy.
10) Please buy a couple EPIRBs.