If these are the kind of book where the pages are actually long pieces of paper that are folded over and stapled in the middle to form two separate pages, you would have to be careful when you err-staple them. Place the book down on a carpeted floor, or on an old pillow or folded-up towel. You will want the cover side up, and the pages carefully aligned. Used binder clips or clothespins to help hold the pages in place. You would needed a stapler that opens up all the way. Carefully align the stapler with the spine of the book and press down.