In summer 2014, a huge range of books will come to life across London, celebrating the city’s links with literature, showcasing accessible visual art from top personalities and local artists and providing entertainment for adults and children alike. (Books about town)
The benches are like giant books, opened with one half folded over to form the seat and the other upright acting as the backrest. There are four trails around the city, one of them in Bloomsbury – not suprising given the area’s literary connections. I came across a number of them as I wandered around Bloomsbury late Wednesday afternoon.
Pride and Prejudice in Queens Square
The Impotance of Being Earnest
Sherlock Holmes (not a good photo as a private party was taking place preventing access)
Mrs Dalloway in Gordon Square
There were more, but I didn’t have time to seek them out.
What a glorious idea! Let’s just hope a wise guy with a permanent marker or an aerosol can doesn’t feel inspired to destroy them.
Very clever! It’s a bit like a treasure hunt getting you to walk all around to find them, maybe next time you go back you can find the others! Xxx
They don’t look too comfortable to me. Also I prefer the Swiss book benches :