I collect miniature books. The first time I saw a miniature book (defined as being under 3 inches in its largest dimension), I was enchanted by its size and also by the possibilities it offered from a design perspective. My desire to own…many… was immediate. My desire to design my own was nearly as instantaneous. From the time of seeing my first miniature book until the time I published my first one was about 2 months. It proved to be a tiny portal to a wide area of interest and enjoyment. Collecting Miniature Books.