In April 2007 the previous record for the world’s smallest book was smashed by this one. 400 of these would fit on a pin head. It was made at SFU by publisher Robert Chaplin, with SFU scientists Li Yang and Karen Kavanagh, using a focused-gallium-ion beam and electron microscopes.
Unlike the previous record holders which were versions of the bible etc, the book has an ISBN: ISBN-978-1-894897-17-4, and, is a fable about Teeny Ted’s victory in the turnip contest at the annual county fair.
And… you can actually buy it:
“Considered an intricate work of contemporary art, the book is available in a signature edition (100 copies) from the publisher, through the SFU lab.”