"Ladies and gentlemen, come one, come all......"
One of the most popular items on display in the John G. White Special Collections Reading Room on the 3rd floor on the Main Library Building, is the what is know in the Cleveland Public Library as the "Smallest Book in the World." This miniature, a printing of Old King Cole, was touted as the smallest book in the world when it was printed in 1985. Printed by offset lithography, the copy is handbound by the Gleniffer Press of Paisly, Scotland and measures 1 mm. sq. The Library's copy in number 69 of 85 printed. While this item no longer holds the honor of being the "Smallest Book" it is a surprisingly miniscule miniature. Visit the Special Collection Department to view this unique item, or our other collections of miniatures, such as those in the John F. Puskas Miniature Books Collection which were donated by local artist John F. Puskas.