Miniature Books Collection Of Jozsef Tari – Design You Trust

Miniature Books Collection Of Jozsef Tari

Jozsef Tari has been collecting miniature books since 1972, and is now the proud owner of over 4,500 literary works, including the world’s smallest book (2.9 x 3.2 mm). A printer by trade, Tari has always been fascinated by the written word, and in 1972 he began collecting miniature books.

Most of the items in his collection are in Hungarian, but he also has quite a few from the US, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. Ironically, he only has a few books from the countries neighboring Hungary.

As far as topics are concerned, Jozsef Tari is interested in everything from religion to sports, literature and even cooking, but he only collects books that are 76 mm in size, or smaller.

His collection features books that are over 100 years old, but his most prized miniature is the world’s smallest book – it measures only 2.9 x 3.2 millimeters and fits into a nutshell.

Apart from the 4,500 books in his collection, Tari also has 15 kinds of miniature newspapers, including the smallest in the world, which measures only 19 x 26 mm.


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

A Historically Accurate Elsa Has - Dare We Say It - An Even Prettier Dress
Japanese Artist & Illustrator Sakyu Creates Yōkai Monsters from Modern Objects and Phenomena
Illustrator Repaints Disney Princesses In Her Unique Style
Tatiana Lazaryuk Creates Adorable Pictures Made From Plasticine
Canadian Artist Draws Pictures That Are As Warm As A Cup Of Hot Chocolate
Photo vs Art: Russian Artist Turns Celebrities Into Adorable Cartoon Characters
Here’s What Famous Historical Figures Would Look Like Today
Eye-Catching Minimalist Street Art Made Using Masking Tape
Artist Fights With Lockdown Depression By Making Comics That Comment On The Pandemic
Tokyo-Based Illustrator Shows The Everyday Olympics Of Ordinary People
Artist Created These Creepy Illustrations To Help Cope With This Crazy Year
These People Recreated 50 Famous Artworks And Some Might Be Better Than The Originals
A World of Wonders and Magic: Cozy Illustrations by Jo Rioux
The Jaw-Dropping 3D Street Art Pieces By Odeith
Rock Climber Proposes To His Girlfriend In The Most Romantic Way Ever
Artist Replaces Jurassic Park Dinosaurs With Those From The Show Dinosaurs
Powerful Illustrations By Japanese Artist That Will Make You Think
French Artist Louis Stimes Hacks Fashion Spreads With Graffiti
Bloody Conan and The Beloved Superheroes: Comic Illustrations by Mahmud Asrar
Artists Create Unique Wallcut Murals In Abandoned Factory
Obvious Signs Humanity Is Regressing
How Popular Cartoon Characters Look Like Before Their Morning Coffee
Ed Merlin Murray And His Quirky Hand-Animated Illustrations
"The Morning Never Came": Amazing Fantasy Illustrations By Adrian Smith