Cleveland, Ohio: Former Smallest Book in the World

The 1985 book was judged "the smallest printed book in the world" in 2002 by Guinness World Records. If it fell off its stand, it would probably get lost in the carpet.

Cleveland Public Library

Address:
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH
Directions:
Third Floor, Main Building, of the downtown Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, in its Special Collections department.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
216-623-2818
Admission:
Free
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Former Smallest Book in the World.

Former Smallest Book in the World

The Cleveland Public Library has the John F. Puskas Miniature Books Collection, which contains what was, in 2002, "the smallest printed book in the world" (as judged by Guinness World Records): the 1985 edition of Old King Cole, published by Gleniffer Press of Paisley [Scotland]. This book no longer holds the record, but it's still ridiculously small. The Library also holds one of the largest collections, nationally and internationally, of material on chess and checkers, which is displayed near the tiny book.

[B Mann, 08/25/2014]

Jan. 2019: Photo added.


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