Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk

Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk

The size of the book is only 5 centimeters in length and 6 in width.

The publishing of the collection was timed to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. The idea belongs to the Museum of Miniature Books in Baku. Which, by the way, is the only one in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Zarifa Salakhova, creator of the museum of miniature books in Baku:
Many people come and go, nothing on this earth lasts forever, but books do remain. The museum has 39 showcases, 5,460 books published in 79 countries. And one section, number 22, holds books published in Belarus, with your flag.

Alexander Susha, deputy director for research and publishing at the National Library of Belarus, cultural expert:
On the one hand, this glorifies the heritage of our fellow countryman, our famous enlightener. On the other hand, it glorifies the whole world. It shows the international importance of Belarusian book heritage.

The text font is four times smaller than in regular editions. However, a reader with good eyesight can do without a magnifying glass. The artistic design of the publication required true mastery. Each section is preceded by a portrait of Francysk Skaryna. The book was published in a small circulation. A total of one hundred copies were published in three languages: Russian, Belarusian and English.