miniature books

The Miniature Book Society’s annual conclave is coming up. This year, the three-day event will be held on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, from August 9-12, and its title is Tiny Matters: Creative Exploration of the Miniature Arts & Book History.

Though the barometer may suggest otherwise, one of the telltale signs of spring in New York is the annual arrival of Rare Book Week, going on now through March 12. Besides the various pearls for sale among the well-stocked stacks at the three book and ephemera fairs, holding court around Manhattan are a slew of shows and

walden.jpgPBA Galleries started 2018 off strongly with their first sale of the year on January 11th. 

A fairly quiet auction week coming up, but here are some of the things I'll be keeping an eye on:

                                                                                                                                                                                        PBA Galleries holds a sale of


Japanese, 19th century Miniature Album Photo: Randy Batista

I can't put my finger on why, but I like "thumb bible" as a bibliographic term. Which is why I was delighted to see a selection of them slated for auction next week at PBA Galleries.

What is a thumb bible? In short, it is a condensed version of the bible, printed in a miniature format (less than 3"), popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The phrase

Within the next week subscribers will receive our summer issue featuring "Biblio 360," our annual listing of book clubs & societies, classes & workshops, events & exhibits of interest to book collectors. Until then, we wanted to call attention to some upcoming summer events in case you want to "book" your trip now!


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—August 13, 2014—This summer the Library Company is hosting two exquisite exhibitions of book art. Teresa Jaynes's new work The Moon Reader will be on display from September 4 to October 10; "Small Wonders" a collection of whimsical miniature books created by the members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is on exhibit through