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Mini Books in Special Collections: Home


An illustrated book (33 x 39 mm) bound in cloth with a case behind it against a wooden and white backgroundThis guide is intended as an entry guide into the Smith College Special Collections mini book collection. According to the Miniature Book Society, a book counts as miniature if it is less than 3 inches in height, width, and depth. In our collections, items are categorized as officially miniature in accordance with our shelving system, meaning items are miniature if they are 13 cm (about 5 inches) or less in both width and depth but not height (which means we have a couple exceptionally tall minis!).

From, “What is a Miniature Book?” 


This guide was researched, written, and photographed by Mack Case '24




The book to the right is Q.R.V. by Edward Gorey, 1989