Miniature Books

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8 June – 12 September 2021

Portable and often playful, miniature books have always appealed to the young.

In Spring 2020, during the first COVID lockdown, we asked children across the UK to make miniature books for their toys, inspired by the British Library’s tiny treasures.

This display showcases some of the miniature books submitted by children in response to our lockdown callout, alongside miniature books and manuscripts from the Library’s historical collections and books created especially for the project by much-loved children’s authors and illustrators.

Miniature Books is supported by The Brian Mitchell Charitable Settlement.

Image: The Infant’s Library. London, around 1800. Vol. 13 (Girls’ Games). C.194.a.945


Name: Miniature Books
Where: The Sir John Ritblat: Treasures Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: Monday to Sunday
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