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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  • An interesting collection of books, it was funny looking at the books in such a small form. Thanks Zarifa Salakhova, who with great love has gathered such a wonderful Museum. Notice that the staff with such love talks about books. well done. We believe that every tourist should visit this fabulous place.
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  • Visit, niatoris books, including books of Psalms. Located in the old city, entrance is free. The smallest school size 2 mm, Japan
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  • You will find miniature books from all around the world. Look for the flag of your country on the top of the bookshelves and find the books in your language. You can buy the book about the museum (2ma...  more »
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  • Highly Recommended Place. A museum of its own kind and it will not take more 20 mins to see whole place.
  • Very highly recommended to see place. The only one in the world miniature book museum.
  • One of the unique kind of museums (if not the only kind of). It has various literature books
  • Unique museum in the world. Every tourist I brought here enjoyed it.
  • A hidden gem in baku old town. A very unusual museum.

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