First off, Create Space is not the epitome of quality if you believe all the complaints.
Secondly, there are many places that will sell small quantities of books at least as good as Create Space offers.
The fewer you print the higher the cost. For quantity one, you could easily pay 25-50usd or more. Print a hundred and the price comes down closer to
$5-10 depending on pages and other factors like page size.
If you want hardcover or other bindings, they are considered additional and the price will vary by type and who does it.
Look at the ads in the back of Writers Digest for printers. Not sure but maybe the Writer has ads too. Or you could google if you are careful with your keywords.
There are thousands of genuine book printers. There are hundreds that would do the type of work you want.
I note that paper cuts are nonsense. And that is the type of paper that they all use. Although some use higher quality paper at extra cost.
So yes you could use create space that way but please do check out all the complaints online before you do.
Also, check out parts 1 2 3 4 about complaints too.
Some other views on CS:
You should consider having them done at a copy shop like Staples on 3 hole punch paper then putting them in a notebook binder. If the book is really big then be sure to use a D-ring binder.