May 18 is the International Day of Museums./ Miniature Book Museum.
Miniature Book Museum.
The Museum of Miniature Books, located in the Old City of Baku, near the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, has been operating since April 23, 2002. About 8,000 miniature books from 76 countries are preserved in the museum. Books of various genres and topics are displayed here in matchbox or postage stamp sizes. In addition, the collection includes the smallest book in the world, whose size is 2x2 mm, the writings and images of which can be read only with the help of a magnifying glass. As the world's largest collection of miniature books, the museum is one of the favorite places of local and foreign tourists.
Mrs. Zarifa Salahova, the founder of the museum, collected miniature books for 35 years and created branches of the museum in Nakhchivan and Ganja.Various books signed by well-known people of former CIS countries and other foreign countries, as well as 40 unique miniatures by American artists were donated to the museum's collection. In the exposition of the museum, among our outstanding classics, Nizami Ganjavi, Nasimi, Muhammad Fizuli, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Samad Vurgun, etc. miniature books are also displayed.