LIC: Kate Esme Ünver on The Book of Mini

Event date: 
05/24/2019 - 6:30pm

Join Book Culture LIC on Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm as we welcome author Kate Esme Ünver and book photographer, John Saponara, who will be discussing the release of their new book, The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny ThingsA small reception will follow the discussion. 

Embrace the not-so-small world of minis--and your own tiny book!

From teeny burgers and minuscule handbags to furniture no larger than a quarter, this mind-blowing collection of squeal-worthy miniatures features more than 250 of the tiniest creations from all over the world. John and Kate collaborated to showcase the smallest of the small with readily recognizable objects--the result was a series of stunning photographs, blown up 10x larger to blow you away.

Kate Ünver, a lifelong collector of nearly 1,000 items, has curated unique and extraordinary miniatures on her Instagram account, @dailymini, since 2012. In The Book of Mini, she selects hundreds of pieces of artwork--many of which have never been seen before--and organizes them into sections on tiny food, diminutive wildlife, petite pottery, and more. Also included are interviews with collectors and artists exploring their methods, influences, and how they came to adore everything mini.

Featuring hundreds of photographs and a collectible miniature book, The Book of Mini is a must-have book for the tiny lover in your life.


Kate Esme Ünver is a social media and communications professional based in Long Island City, NY. In 2012, Kate launched dailymini, a digitally curated space that promotes miniatures and small scale news through interviews and studio visits with international artists and designers. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans and provides social media consultancy services to miniature makers around the world. An avid tennis player, she’s also a well-traveled motorcyclist and life-long collector of miniatures.

John Saponara is a documentary filmmaker and photographer of people, places, and things—with an eye for depicting real life in its rawest form. His career has followed many paths, from still life photography to lifestyle and editorial work. John’s photography was featured on the cover of bestseller “Eat, Pray, Love.” In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles in new countries and singing karaoke poorly. 

Event address: 
26-09 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
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The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780762466689
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 16th, 2019