The idea of scanning books is nothing new. Many of us have done them when we were in college. Book scanners are much more portable these days though. The PiQx Xcanex is a fully automated scanner that captures 5 book pages in a minute. It is small enough to attach to your laptop.
The scanner is bundled with a software that straightens your images and cleans them up. You will have to pay $249 to get this though.