Baku Museum of Miniature Books – recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest collection of miniature books in the world – AZERTAC

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Baku, March 12, AZERTAC

Baku, the magnificent capital of Azerbaijan, the land of fires, is one of the best stops on a trip to Europe.

With a beautiful coastline, this unique city has so much to offer travelers; from beaches and volcanoes to an urban landscape where tradition meets modernity.

Baku is also home to the world’s first private miniature book museum, located in the Icharishahar Historical and Architectural Reserve, which proudly holds the Guinness World Records title as the world’s largest collection of miniature books since 2014.

Baku Museum of Miniature Books was founded by Zarifa Salahova in 2002.

The main basis of the museum’s exposition is the collection collected by Zarifa Salahova, an avid collector of miniature books for almost 30 years – this is more than 7,000 miniature books published in 83 countries. The museum fund has a total of more than 6,000 editions.

The books presented in the museum allow to know the best examples of miniature books created in different countries and belonging to different periods.

Visitors to the museum can view old editions of the holy book of Islam, the Quran, 19th century prayer books, art books, story books, world cities and counties books , etc

The museum also displays the book “The History of England” published in 1815 in London and a verse novel “Evgeniy Onegin” published in 1837 in St. Petersburg, when the poet was still alive.

The collection of the museum surely contains miniature books published in Azerbaijan. Among the most interesting – micro-books with a size of 2-10 mm, as well as those with a size of 2×2 mm having a sheepskin cover and published in Tokyo and accompanied by their “own” reading glasses.

The rarest in the museum’s exhibition are 4 micro-books from the “Toppan” publishing house, Tokyo, Japan: 1 in 0.75×0.75 mm format and 3 in 2×2 mm format, as well as micro-books from German publishers: 1 in 2.0 ×2.9 mm format (Leipzig) and 4 in 3.5×3.5 mm format (Munich).

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