The first traveling library


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#2

You can fit a fair amount into a smalll SD card if you wanna go digital.


#3

You can go even smaller than that with quantum holography.

But printed miniature traveling libraries are neat. I remember reading that Napoleon had one custom made for him.

But what is this miniature encyclopedia set that Rob is talking about?


#4

Though some of the books are tiny, the case itself is a bit unwieldy.


#5

These are lovely… I’ll even forgive that the story was on the daily fail! :wink:


#6

For some reason, miniature books were a thing in the GDR.

http://www.ddr-minibuch-sammlung.de/Ueber-meine-Sammlung


#7

Hey, welcome to Boing Boing @Bookhand!

When I was younger I thought that miniature books were the coolest thing, but these days I’d need serious magnification to read them.


#8

Mr. Jilly is currently writing a book about the history of the book mobile. It is fascinating.


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