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Books & Magazines August, 27 2008

World’s Smallest Book

The smallest book in the World goes on sale this week at the Concept Store within Selfridges’ Wonder Room.

The leather bound book takes the art of printing and bookbinding to an entirely new dimension of precision.  Renowned German typographer Joshua Reichert especially created a colourful alphabet for this tiny ABC-picture book, exclusively produced in the traditional book city of Leipzig where the idea was originally born.

Measuring 2.4 x 2.9 mm and presented in a wooden box including a magnifying glass, this is the world’s smallest book in a published edition.  “It was printed in the usual way, but all the machinery and tools had to be created in miniature first.” The book is published by Die Gestalten.

Printed in an edition of 300, Selfridges have the last available stock of the title and at £70 a snip for such a collectable item.

More detailed images follow after the jump.

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