This was a university project based upon reading. The brief was very ambiguous, with us only being told to produce pieces relating to something about reading. This miniature book (it's roughly 4cm x 4cm) is based on the concept of shortening whole books into 160 characters. It was discovered that most people were able to say everything they needed to say on postcards, in 150 characters or less, which led to text messages being 160 characters in length. If it's possible to say everything you need to say in 160 characters, then is it possible to summarise a novel in the same amount of characters? Obviously a lot of information will be lost, but readers can still identify each story even though each one has been reduced to the length of a text message.
The book as also in miniature form as recognition of the size that each story has now become. A "standard" size page is no longer needed and is inappropriate considering the content.