Neale Albert, collector of miniature books, adjusts his library in his dollhouse version of Cliveden House, a British mansion, stocked with miniature books from his collection. Courtesy of the New York Times.
Yesterday’s New York Times had a lovely little article on miniature book collectors, Redefining a Little Library, featuring collector Neale Albert and his 4,000-book collection. Miniature books can be no larger than three inches and are printed and bound like regular books. Many of Albert’s mini-books are stored in a dollhouse library in his apartment. His favorites include an atlas of the British Empire contained a goatskin-bound globe the size of a softball and a book claiming to be Voltaire writings with a key embedded in its cover to open a tiny book of erotica hidden inside.
Stop by Bromer Booksellers at 607 Boylston Street in Boston if you’d like to peruse or perhaps start your own miniature book collection. Bromer’s is on the Miniature Book Society‘s approved list of dealers.