Most of the time we highlight manuscript collections belonging to Sam Houston State University at Out of the Box but like most archives we began as the rare book section of the library. In our rare book collection, we have small group of special format books. We have some books that are weird and wonderful.
White Sands by Jill Timm is a book that runs on the wonderful side. It folds out into a photo of the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The cover comes with its own white sand. I was able to amuse myself for five to ten minutes just tilting the sand back and forth.
The uispeccoll tumblr inspired us to get on the miniature book craze and explore our collections a little deeper.