The Leatherby Libraries’ newest display, recently installed on the first floor, highlights a little-known niche of literature and art: miniature books. The display consists of books from the personal collections of Christine Cross and Margaret Class. The latter is the creator of annual John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest; it’s clear that her affinity for unique book collections is close to her heart.

The books on display cover a wide ranges of genres and subjects, but what they do have in common is their size—these books, most of which are made by hand, range from one to three inches. Their incredibly detailed illustrations and creative, often whimsical construction make them truly vibrant feats of art.

Miniature books are a unique art form, so make sure to come check them out!

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