Miniature Book Society: Conclave in Asheville, NC

August 22, 2012, 13:02 pm  Posted by Lark

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This weekend, August 24th – 26th, will be a fun one for the Miniature Book Society.


Every year, the Miniature Book Society meets for its annual gathering of members, which is called a Conclave—a three-day event of speakers, workshops, tours, an all-day book fair, and most importantly an opportunity for miniature book enthusiasts to congregate and share in their appreciation of book arts.

Photo of downtown Asheville, NC

This year celebrates the 30th Grand Conclave for the Miniature Book Society, and we are thrilled that it is taking place in our hometown of Asheville, North Carolina!


We’re especially excited about the Book Fair taking place on Sunday, August 26th, from 11am – 4:30pm at the Renaissance Hotel. The Book Fair will be open to the public and it will feature a gathering of bookmakers, booksellers, and book artists of all callings buying and selling their work.

Click here for location info for the Renaissance Hotel.


What, exactly, is a miniature book? Glad you asked.

According to the Miniature Book Society, “In the United States, a miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes. Outside of the United States, books up to four inches are often considered miniature.”


Interested in joining the Miniature Book Society? Visit the MBS membership page.

Interested in attending the Conclave? Visit the MBS Conclave page and scroll down to click the downloadable registration form.


You know we’re going to ask this next question: Want to make your own miniature book? We have an easy-to-make project for you from Making Mini Books: the Matchbooks, designed by Leslie Werner. Click here for the free Matchbooks project PDF.


Interested in additional titles celebrating book arts? Here’s a helpful list:

Making Mini Books coverMaking Mini Books

Making Handmade Books

Masters: Book Arts

500 Handmade Books

Eco Books

Penland Book of Handmade Books



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