Miniature Books, Baku

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See the charming collection of Miniature Books, a museum that displays thousands of tiny books from different parts of the world. Open since 2002, the museum was established by Zarifa Salahova, who had collected miniature publications for years. Admire a large variety of miniscule books divided into a range of themes, from Soviet and Azerbaijani classics to international masterpieces. All of them are readable, although you might need a magnifying glass for the especially small specimens. Highlights of the museum include a 13th-century edition, as well as astoundingly small works that measure just 2 mm (0.08 in) in length and width. Using our international travel planner, Baku attractions like Miniature Books can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There is a miniature book museum in Baku in the old town. An amazing place where small, very small and just microscopic books are collected. The collection is private, the entrance to the museum is free.
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  • i couldn't stop laughing when i got in there because i couldn't understand the obsession with tiny books but good on someone for having a passion and sharing it with the world  more »
  • In the old town, near from the Deveterya tower, there is a small exhibition hall with very interesting books-little ones. In the age of digital technology it was very nice to visit such a place. There is an exposition of hundreds of thousands of books from different countries. There are small books that cannot be considered without a special magnifying device. The caretaker, a woman of 60 years, speaks several languages (incl. Russian and English). This place will be equally interesting and families with children and youth
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  • Must visit place. It has the most amount of miniature books. It is so easy to get to this museum from central metro station. When the tour guide was talking about the history of the collection and the valuable contributions made to the museum through the years my mind was blown away
  • + The best collection ever seen for the miniature books. + Located in the old City area. Very good to walk to this place from. + Collection from across the world Writers and publishers put on exhibition. + Very polite staff. + You can write your feedback in the register kept there for this purpose. + You are allowed to click pictures (clicked pictures for all the books) + Very beautiful surrounding. + A must visit place even if you are not an avid book reader. + Timings are 11am to 5pm and entry if free. - You cannot touch or read the books as they are closed in the glass almirah.
  • Cutest little museum. Perfect for book lovers!
  • Nice place :) Amazing for book lovers.
  • This is such a wonderful place. Got to witness so many miniature version of books. The place has a good accessibility. Located right in the middle of Icherisheher or the old city of Baku. Must visit if you're a lover of books and miniature things. Also the entry is free so that's always a plus point.
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