Miniature BooksMiniature Books
March 1 –  June 9, 2013
Lissa Noël Wagner Wing

Photo courtesy of Dr. Tom Parks

When Gutenberg printed his first book in 1436, his second book was a miniature.  Only a small percentage of people could read, and any book became a genuine treasure, handed down for generations. They were built to last, with leather covers, permanent ink, resilient paper, and secure binding. As such, most were works of art. These tiny tomes (restricted to a size of three inches or less) are a universal phenomenon. This show features a display from the Miniature Book Society, as well as selections from the eclectic miniature library of Tom Parks, Ph.D., retired UTPB professor.

Where To Find Us

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701