The film tells about the book miniature of the East, incl. to the works of medieval poets of Uzbekistan. The building of the Institute of Manuscripts named after Kh.S. Suleimenov of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR. Old manuscripts and handwritten books. The staff of the Institute are working with manuscripts, looking at books illustrated with graphic miniatures of the great artist K. Behzad. View of old handwritten books by A. Navoi. Woman - Researcher at the Institute of Manuscripts. Kh.S. Suleimenova tells (sync. And for the frame.) About the art of book miniature, which dates back to the 13th century. An employee of the Institute of Manuscripts in the photolaboratory for the production of reproductions from artistic graphic miniatures. Photos of Professor H. Suleimenov - the founder of the book graphics fund, which collected slides of Arabic and Uzbek book graphics from all over the world. General views of the building of the Tashkent Regional Executive Committee and the monument to Alisher Navoi in the park in front of the building. View of the Registan Square in Samarkand. The building of the Ulugbek madrasah, where Navoi and Jamil studied. Fragment of one of the cells where, according to legend, young Alisher Navoi lived. Foreign tourists visiting Ulugbek's observatory, looking at books on the art of Uzbekistan on the counter.