Learn to make a single signature, pamphlet bound book.
Wikipedia says "A pamphlet is an unbound book (that is, without a hard cover or binding). It may consist of a single sheet of paper that is printed on both sides and folded in half, in thirds, or in fourths, called a leaflet, or it may consist of a few pages that are folded in half and saddle stapled [or in this case sewn] at the crease to make a simple book."
Interestingly, although multiple signature books started as early as the 2nd century AD, pamphlets didn't become popular until the 17th century and really took off after the invention of the printing press.
What are the problems you aim to help solve with this project?:
Lose the staple ;)
What are some of the major challenges you have encountered and how did you address them?:
Paper cuts, poking my thumb with a needle