The Smallest Book in the World

Tiny TOE Press

What you’re looking at is the world’s smallest book.

‘Chameleon’ by the Russian author Anton Chekhov.

It’s measures 0.9 x 0.9 mm.

Anatoliy Konenko crafted it.

There are 100 of them in existence and they each retail for $500.

It is 30 pages long.

And it holds the Guinness World Record.

Looking at this book, we’re reminded of ‘The Artisan of the Beautiful’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

In it, a watchmaker builds a butterfly.

Looking at this book, we want to set a world record of our own.

What though?

Largest print run of handpressed books?

June 20, 2013 6:58 pm