Exquisite miniature books prove that small is beautiful


It requires the worker to be skilled and choose the right needle and sewing thread. Cutting books isn’t as easy as it is with regular-sized books. The book is small but very thick, making it easy to slide when squeezing the pages together, requiring the cutting blade to be almost absolute. Therefore, the designer must have an almost absolute precision cropping technique.

“In Vietnam, it is difficult to find a workshop or an individual to properly process these miniature books. The products require skilled techniques and must be extremely precise, but the productivity is very low, so their cost is high. Even so, there are still people willing to secure these products,” Duong said.

“Until now, Phuc Minh is still the first publishing house to make miniature books, with a minimum number of copies, and they only produce one set of miniature books every year. Therefore, even though the book is a bit expensive, I can still afford it because for me, they are exceptional and rare works,” said book collector Tu Xuan Minh.

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