Have to say that using MyPublisher, if you spend the money and get the very best they have to offer (Lay Flat Pages, All varnished heavy duty paper paper, etc., on the 11 x 15 size) you might not be as disappointed. If you can abide glossy prints, that is.
I recently finished a book for a customer that was a large project, and I have to say, it really came out beautifully. Seemed expensive, but it holds up well. When you go the very best they have to offer, you can get a really nice, slick publication that doesn't take up a lot of room, is neatly and nicely organized, even with a book slipcase if you want it.
If you want to print your own, I use student art portfolios (by Alvin I think) for loose prints I go through quickly. Not bound, but easily accessed. There are a few places that will do binding of your own prints. Just do an exhaustive search for "Binding your own prints" on Google.
You may find if you're picky that you need to get into bookbinding. I've done a little of it, and I was very pleased, but it was really time consuming, but ultimately quite gratifying. Then you have the real deal.
But like I say there are folks out there who can bind your own prints.
Hope this helps and apologies for the smart-ass link to the "photo-frame", although in certain situations, a perfect tool.