Miniature books are a small but sweet subsection of the artist book world. In the United States, books are considered miniature if they measure three inches or less in any dimension. In Europe miniature books can be slightly larger. You’ll find everything from fine press and artist books to pop-up books to print on demand miniatures. Their small size presents some very interesting binding challenges as well as a unique design opportunity in a compact format. There is even a non-profit organization devoted to miniature book collectors, The Miniature Book Society.
23 Sandy Gallery stocks a selection of miniature artist books ranging from those by the ever-popular Peter and Donna Thomas to a fascinating miniature by Alicia Bailey titled Crystalline Flower that features pages made of mica with laser-etched text. Stop by the gallery soon to peruse our flat file drawer full of marvelous miniatures or view our online curated collection of miniature artist books here.