summers until September, excursions
10 people minimum (10 each),
must write a paper why you want
to see the library museum.
A fascinating find that few tourists
see:The library museum
over 7,000 rare books and manuscripts.
These included manuscripts from
the 10th to 11th centuries, the
first Russian printed books, books
from Peter the Great's reign,
and Russian magazines from the
beginning of the 18th century.
museum includes a collection of
most interesting is Galileo Galilei's
Letter to a Madam Christina. When
printed late in the 19th century
it was the world's smallest book,
measuring 11 x 16 mm (.4 x .6
collection also includes Dante's
Divine Comedy (34 x 38 mm / 1.3
x 1.5 inches), published in Italy
in the 19th century, the works
of Ivan Kyrlov (22 x 29 mm / .86
x 1.14 inches) published in St.
Petersburg in 1885.
smallest book according to the
Guinness Book of World Records
is a 0.04-inch-wide edition of
"Old King Cole" located
in Cal Poly library in California,