Exhibition: Miniature Books

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 12th Sep 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

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.

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