Daily Archives: 12 August 2014

The BookBenches of London


The Paddington Bear BookBench.  Photo from CNN.

Thanks to the National Literacy Trust, London has yet another wonderful new attraction this summer.   The Books about Town project has decorated the city w/50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed “to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment”.  The benches are designed to look like open books, and each seat references a British book or writer.

You can see pictures of each BookBench, w/notes about the book, author, and artist, at the BookBench site.    Here are some samples:

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The BookBenches will be on display until 15 September 2014, and then be sold at public auction in October.

James Bond

The James Bond BookBench.