Miniatures are perpetually fun. I don’t know if it’s because they remind me of my childhood toys, or if it’s simply the wonder of seeing everyday objects rendered tiny, but I never get tired of miniatures. And if those miniatures happen to be books (especially the kind that can still be read), then get me a shrink ray and point me to the nearest dollhouse with a library (finally, an affordable real estate investment)!
If you’re a bibliophile, mini or otherwise, I think you’ll appreciate these tiny works of art….
I’ll start with a mini bookcase and books after my heart (found on Etsy). Can I also get this full sized?
This is a library I would love to get lost in (check out the artist’s site!)
Or how about this amazing doctor-themed bookcase?
The only thing better than this book with a secret hiding spot for a potion (or poison?)…
…Is this Illuminated Medieval Manuscript by the same artist! Anyone who doesn’t think this is a work of art probably also says beige is their favourite colour.
According to the etsy listing, each of these 150 miniatures has been designed to resemble a real antique book. Who wouldn’t love to explore these shelves?
I adore this little book on bats. Unfortunately, I found it on Pinterest with no source given (an image search didn’t help). If anyone knows the artist or source, please share in the comments!
This is the library from Astolat Castle, the world’s most expensive dollhouse, appraised in 2015 at $US8.5 million. I take back what I said earlier about affordable real estate. But at least looking is free (see more here).
Finally, if you’ve been inspired by all these miniature books, here’s a tutorial for making your own (and here’s Part 2, as well). You never know– you could end up building your own miniature library (or castle!)
What do you think of miniature books, or miniatures in general? Share in the comments…
Looking for a good book that you can read without a magnifying glass? I’ve got you covered…
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Aspasía S. Bissas