FAQs about Miniature Books


  • What is a miniature book? In the United States, a miniature book must measure three inches or less in height and width. Other countries generally accept books four inches or less in height and width as miniatures. You will find examples of each in our Miniature Books category.



Miniature Book References


Following is a list of general reference books for miniature book collectors.


Adomeit, Ruth E. (Editor). The Miniature Book Collector. Published quarterly (June 1960 - March 1962) by Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Bondy, Louis W. Miniature Books. Their History from the beginings to the present day. Richard Joseph Publishers Ltd. Surrey, England, 1994.


Bradbury, Robert C. Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books. With bibliographic descriptions of each book arranged by publisher. The Microbibliophile. No. Clarendon, Vermont. 2000.


Bromer, Anne C. and Edison, Julian I. Miniature Books. 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures. Abrams, New York. 2007.


Hanson, Robert F. (Compiled and Edited by). Who's Who in Miniature Books: Collectors & Publishers. Opuscula, Bradenton. 1991.


Welsh, Doris V. The History of Miniature Books. Fort Orange Press, Inc. Albany, New York. 1987.


Welsh, Doris Varner. (Compiled by). Edited for publication with a Preface by Msgr. Francis J. Weber. A Bibliography of Miniature Books (1470-1965). Kathryn I. Rickard. Cobleskill, New York. 1989.