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  • Bilby, we're just playing (aren't we?)--I've actually worked with books like this, in another life as a rare book person. They're lovely little things, and some people do collect only miniature books.

    January 13, 2008

  • It's not madeupical, really. I was reading an article about a company that specialises in printing miniature and novelty books. They described their key market, ie. those who collect miniature books because they are fascinated by them, as microbibliophiles. I'll cite it properly when I have it the article to hand.

    January 12, 2008

  • Well, I meant the "short" part. So she'd better not call me that other thing or I'll...I'll....

    I'll whine.

    January 12, 2008

  • Be careful what you admit to! C_B is always watching; before you know it she'll have you listed as a megalomaniacal micromegabibliophile.

    January 12, 2008

  • Hey! I resemble that remark! (Well, sort of.)

    January 12, 2008

  • That's a given rt, based on my experience of particularly short people.

    January 12, 2008

  • Just so. And if that person, say, held delusions of wealth, power, genius, and so on, would you say he/she was a megalomaniacal micromegabibliophile?

    January 12, 2008

  • So then you'd have a micromegabibliophile.

    January 12, 2008

  • That would make those miniature books gigantic--to the microbibliophile, that is.

    January 11, 2008

  • Mightn't it also be a size-challenged booklover, someone barely visible to the naked eye?

    January 11, 2008

  • A lover of miniature books.

    January 11, 2008