December 30, 2014
Bookbinding Businesses Keep the Pages Turning — for now
MBS members Judith Howard of Kater-Crafts Bookbinders and Mariana Blau of A-1 Bookbinding are interviewed for an article in the Los Angeles Times on the history and future of the bookbinding profession.
July 2, 2014
The Teeny Tiny Bronte Books
The handmade miniature books created by Charlotte Bronte and her brother from scraps of paper measuring less than 1 inch by 2 inches.
August 27, 2014
Summer Camp for Book Nerds
MBS members Pat Pistner, Ian Kahn and Aidan Kahn attend Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
September 8, 2014
Tiny Sherlock Holmes Book Written for Queen Mary's Dolls' House to be Published
For the first time, this Sherlock Holmes tale will be available in the exact format that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle produced nearly 100 years ago.
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk | Evening Times
June 15, 2013
Paul Ritscher, Miniature Book Builder
The Monterey County Herald, a 2-minute interview with the publisher of Devil's Tail Press
July 21, 2013
Super article in London's Daily Telegraph
August 12, 2013
MBS Conclave Book Fair
Photos taken at the MBS Conclave Book Fair in Vancouver, Canada, on August 11, 2013, by Jason Vanderhill of the Alcuin Society
Redefining a Little Library
by Alex Vadukul / The New York Times
Former MBS President Neale Albert's collection of 4,000+ miniature books
November 27, 2012
An 8-minute video of Larry Seidman's PowerPoint presentation at the Asheville MBS Conclave in August 2012
The talk was on moveable books and ephemera; the video shows examples by REM Miniatures, Poole Press, Peter and Donna Thomas, Pequeno Press, Yellow Kid Press, Figment Press, Flying Paper Press, Books of Kell's, Editions and many more.
May 1, 2012
An 11-minute video of moveable books and artist books
All are miniature - from the collection of MBS member Larry Seidman. The presses represented include Editions, Poole Press, Pequeno Press and Rebecca Press.
April 13, 2012
Meermanno Museum acquires Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor
May 12, 2012
Miniature Books are Big Collector Items,
by Kenneth Gloss, The Somerville News
May 12, 2012
We've just found a 1952 video of Louis W. Bondy's collection of 1,500 miniature books
May 3, 2012
MBS collector Manuel Garcia de Fuentes
by Pilar Vera; Miniature books relating to the Spanish Constitution of 1812; text is in Spanish
February 26, 2012
The Academy Award for "Best Animated Film" was awarded to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
A silent film with a main character inspired by silent-era comic Buster Keaton, it tells the story of a man whose French Quarter-dwelling life is literally blown away at the movie's outset. As he deals with his grief, he finds a refuge in a fantastical library in which the books have literally come to life. This charming 15-minute film is about the curative power of books and includes a miniature book!
February 19, 2012
Founded in 1992, the Baku Museum of Miniature Books is the only private museum in the world that displays miniature printed editions.
They are Giants
by Koert Davidse - A 12-minute video of Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor.
To be able to hold the world in the palm of your hand. Isn't that a dream of many people? A dream that can only be realized by making the world very small. Guus Thurkow has come a long way in doing just that.
The Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor is a breathtakingly beautiful old world library filled with hand-crafted leather tomes nestled in exquisite mahogany bookcases. No human has ever walked its halls, climbed its stairs, or sat at its tables because this library is no more than eight feet long and four feet high; its books no taller than your little finger. Good things truly come in small packages.
April 14, 2011
Ransom Center receives collection of miniature books
The Ransom Center in Austin TX recently received a gift of more than 60 miniature books from printer, collector, and aficionado Duane Scott, proprietor of the Scott Free Press. The gift includes books Scott printed under his Scott Free Press imprint, as well as examples published by others such as Achille J. St. Onge, The Press of the Indiana Kid, Arm and Hammer Press, Black Cat Press, The Hillside Press, and Tabula Rasa Press. Scott’s gift is a substantial addition to the Ransom Center’s collection of miniature books.
March 25, 2011
A close-up look at the world's smallest book
MBS President Mark Palkovic and The World's Smallest Book
By Dawn Fuller
March 11, 2011
Miniature book collection auctioned in Derby
June 10, 2008
Jim Kirchherr finds a unique collection of books on display at Washington University.(From KETC, Living St. Louis Producer Jim Kirchherr)
By Jim Kirchherr
March 30, 2010
UC Librarian’s Miniature Book Featured In International Exhibit (MBS President Mark Palkovic – Featured in Uinversity of Cincinnati News- March 30, 2010)
By Dawn Fuller
Exhibition: “Tiny " books with the museum of printing works (Lyon)
December 27, 2009
Miniature Bookmaker - Sullivan's Travels
By Dr. J. Hill Hammon
August 27, 2008
World's Smallest Book
The smallest book in the World goes on sale this week at the Concept Store within Selfridges' Wonder Room.
July 31, 2006
Not A Small World For Miniature Books
By Jessica Derschowitz - They're not the kind of books you'd take out of the library. You won't find them in a local bookstore, either. In fact, some of them are almost impossible to find at all, explains CBS Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood.