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A: Omsk, Omskaya oblast', Russia

The World's Smallest Book, in 1996


Konenko's Supermicrobook, .8 x .8 mm. Very slightly smaller than the .9 x .9 mm. book created by AnatolyKoneko in 1996.

In 1996 Russian microminiature artist, Anatoly Konenko of Omsk, southwestern Siberia, issued what was then the world's smallest book printed on paper — an edition of Chekhov's very short story, Chameleon. It measures just .9 by .9 millimeters, not much larger than a grain of salt, and has 30 pages and three color illustrations. The print cannot be read by the naked eye. The edition was limited to 50 copies in English, and 50 copies in Russian.

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