Saturday, July 4, 2020


Your curator would like to share the story of her "first book" and the Tiny Book replica she made of it: "My First Book" by Eileen R. Tabios as part of the Marsh Hawk Press "Chapter One Project."

(See Miniature Book Library Photos HERE)

Your curator would like to share the link to her miniature book (which is available with or without its normative-size book), The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku: Selected Tercets 1996-2019 (Marsh Hawk Press):

Your curator also would like to share a review of two of her miniature books by Missouri Poet Laureate Karen Craigo: "Achilles" and "5 Tankas" by Eileen R. Tabios

Your curator also would like to share links to two miniature book exhibits that she organized: "The Miniature Book Collection of Eileen R. Tabios, Author" at the Saint Helena Public Library, and "Maliliit Na Aklat" featuring miniature books by Ivy Alvarez, Aileen Cassinetto, Paolo Javier/Emmanuel Lacaba, Matt Manalo, Ulysses Duterte, Sean Labrador Manzano, and E.R. Tabios.

Your curator also participated in the "7 books/7 days" project of posting favorite miniature books on Miniature Book Society's Facebook page; I highlightied contributions of contemporary poets: Day 1-Ivy Alvarez; Day 2-Marton Koppány; Day 3-Poems-for-all/Robert Hansen; Day 4-Jules Boykoff/Susana Gardner/Dusie;  Day 5-Derek Beaulieu/Tom Jenks' zimZalla; Day 6-Melinda Luisa de Jesus and her children Malaya and Stinson; Day 7-Raelinda Woad/Eileen Tabios. Enjoy!


Your curator is pleased to share her Tiny or Miniature Books Collection, for which she thanks their PUBLISHERS as well as DONORS. Under the CATALOGUE below, click on the titles and you will arrive at the blog post about the referenced book(s). The CATALOGUE will be updated over time as books are acquired.

(Filed either under "SERIES" or "INDIVIDUAL BOOKS")

Book List HERE. These are titles not otherwise listed under the "SERIES" category below.

Unique and Special:
Gulliver’s Voyage to Brobdingnag and Lilliput by Jonathan Swift
(The Limited Editions Club, 1950)


Handmade Books by E.R. Tabios for SitWithMoi (2013)
Book List HERE

Poetry, including the Collection's Smallest Book!
(excluding Poems For All-see below) Book List HERE

Poems For All published by Robert Hansen (2001-Present)
Book List HERE

William Shakespeare
Book List HERE

(excluding the early 20th century publications of Winthrop Press-see below) Book List HERE

Winthrop Press with Collaborators
Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Artist Books by Alice Brody
Book List HERE

Artist Books by Raelinda Woad
Book List HERE 

Art Books / Books as Art Works
Book List HERE

Books Through Jewelry & Keychains
Book List HERE

Miniaturbuchverlag Leipzig in der Wartelsteiner GmbH 
Book List HERE 

Del Prado Miniature Classics Library (2003-2004)
Book List HERE

Achille J. St. Onge
Book List HERE

Little Leather Library Corp. (Luxart and Redcroft)
Book List HERE

The Somesuch Press
Book List HERE

SILVER THIMBLE BOOKS / Gordon Murray (England 1982-1987)
Book List HERE

AGUILAR (Mexico - Madrid - Buenos Aires)
Book List HERE

Los Libros Mas Pequenos del Mundo (Peru)
Book List HERE

Hanuman Books founded by Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente (1986-1993)
Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Children's Literature and Fairy Tales
Book List HERE

Little Little Golden Books
Book List HERE

Book List HERE

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Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Book List HERE

Harry Potter's World
Book List HERE

Game of Thrones World
Book List HERE


A favorite category is "Big & Small Combos" where non-miniature books are paired with their miniature book versions. In some cases, the covers even match!
Book List HERE

The Blank Journals of Sasha Mosolov
Journal Images HERE

Book List HERE


All titles are noted under either "SERIES" or "INDIVIDUAL BOOKS." But they can also be categorized as follows below:

Books About Books (to come)

Made in Nepal

Mark Twain

Meritage Press Tiny Books (2008)
Book List HERE

One Page  => Eight -Page Tiny Books (Various)
Book List HERE


(21st century book sized to an iPhone)


Normatively-sized Books & Catalogs about Mini Books 
& Other Miniatures

Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books by Robert C. Bradbury (Microbibliophile, 1999)

2019 Miniature Book Competition and Exhibition Catalog (Miniature Book Society, 2019)

The Neal M. Albert Collection of MINIATURE DESIGNER BINDINGS with photographs by Tom Grill (The Grolier Club / Piccolo Press, New York, 2006)

Xtra small: Miniature books in Museum Meermanno (De Buitenkant Publishers / Museum Meermano, Netherlands, 2017)

THE POET OF THEM ALL: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert with text by Elizabeth Fairman and James Reid-Cunningham (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven/Distributor Yale University Press, New Haven / London, 2016)

MINIATURE BOOKS by Louis W. Bondy (Sheppard Press, London, 1981)

Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures by Anne C. Bromer and Julian I Edison (Harry Abrams, 2007)

Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books by David Farmer (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1993)

Lilliputian Newspapers by James D. Henderson (Book with five facsimile miniature newspapers in pocket in rear of book; book in slipcase. Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, MA, 1936)

The News-Letters of the LXIVMOS: Complete 21 Issues Nov. 1927-Nov. 1929 curated b James D. Henderson (The Lilliputter Press, Woodstock, Vermont, 1978)

The Book Club of Texas by Stanley Marcus (DeGolyer Library / Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1989)

Quest for the Best by Stanley Marcus (Signed. Viking, New York, 1979)

Minding the Store by Stanley Marcus (University of North Texas Press, 1974)

The Large World of Miniature Books by Robert Hanson (author-reprint of article he wrote for the Wilson Library Bulletin, February 1981, H.W. Wilson, 1981)

Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures by Sally Sexton Kalmbach (Ampersand Inc., Chicago / New Orleans 2014)

The Queen's Doll's House by Lucinda Lambton (Royal Collection Enterprises, Ltd., London, 2010)

MINIATURE BOOKS: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts edited by Kristina Myrvold and Dorina Miller Parmenter (Equinox, Sheffield and Bristol, 2019)

Mr. H. In America, or, Anonymus Redivivus by Wallace R. Nethery (First Edition, Pamphlet privately Printed by Wallace R. Nethery limited to 30 copies and his first effort as a printer, 1956). Size: 4" x 6". Subsequently, Dawson's Book Shop put out a miniature which also is in this collection shelved under "History."

A Matter of Size: Miniature Bindings & Texts From the Collection of Patricia J. Pistner (The Grolier Club, New York, 2019)

The Pistner House...A Master in Miniature by Patricia Pistner (Amber Pub, 2001)

Bider / Pictures 1991-2002 by Lois Renner, Edited by Maribel Koniger (Landesgalerie am Oberosterreichischen Landesmuseum, 2002)

ON LONGING: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection by Susan Stewart (Duke University Press, Durham and London, 1993)

MORE MAKING BOOKS BY HAND by Peter and Donna Thomas (Quarry Books, MA, 2004)

THE BOOK OF MINI: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things [with a Tiny Book: The Mini Book of Mini] by Kate Esme Unver (Black Dog of Leventhal Publishers, New York, 2019)

LITTLE IS BEAUTIFUL or MAKE MINE A SMALL ONE by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, with Appended Bibliography compiled by Robert F. Hanson (Opuscula Press, Ellenton, Florida, 1995)

The History of Miniature Books by Doris V. Welsh (Fort Orange Press, Inc., Albany, N.Y., 1987)



Mr. H. In America, or, Anonymus Redivivus by Wallace R. Nethery (First Edition, Pamphlet privately Printed by Wallace R. Nethery limited to 30 copies and his first effort as a printer, 1956). Size: 4" x 6". COMPANION to the miniature book version.

The Course of Time by Robert Pollok (Leavitt & Allen, New York, 1854). COMPANION to miniature book version.

SHANGHAIED by Robert White Wirtz with illustrations by Marvin E. Smith (Black Cat Press, 1934). Keepsake volume of 425 copies of which only 75 were available for sale. 4-5/8" x 6-5/8" COMPANION to the miniature book version.


Macro-Mini (between 4 and 3 inches tall)
Miniature (between 3 and 2 inches tall)
Micro-Miniature (between 2 and 1 inches tall)
Ultra Micro-Mini (less than 1 inch tall)


Miniature Bookmarks (2) from Poems-For-All, 2020