Imagine a grain of rice. Now, imagine an art installation that consists of writing book chapters word by word on the these super tiny grains. New York City based mixed media artist Trong G. Nguyen took on this incredibly ambitious endeavor to honor literary greats, such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and many more, in a series entitled Library, for which he hand-writes an inconceivable amount of words on rice using a fine-point technical pen — sans magnifying glass. Then he groups the chapters together (in Mylar packets) and hangs them up in very neat rows.  Although the project took off back in 2007, Nguyen has continued to expand with many more great reads.

Learn more about Nguyen’s artistic ode to literature here!