Not sure I want to get that carried away, though. And really, for... well, for almost a grand, I can get an electric multi-station stapler that'd do basically the same thing. I haven't checked to see if they can do books this thick, or what the closest center-to-center spacing is, but that'd be the way to go.
Drop it in, shuffle a bit, stomp the foot pedal, call it good.
Yeah, I could build myself something, but I already have more projects than I'll ever live to see completed. I hate to admit it, but there does occasionally come the time when I'd rather just USE the tools, than spend all my time making or fixing the tools.