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Monday, July 07, 2014

Sit Inside a Story with Books about Town

I've never felt a huge pull to visit London but no wait, everything has changed because this is wonderful. The National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art have combined their wonderful powers to fill the streets of London with storybooks.

Or, storybook benches. Which is basically just as nice.

The benches are part of the Books About Town project, which has installed 50 open book bench sculptures around London for the summer. There are four trails the books have been set up along. Visitors can download maps and answer quizzes for each trail.

The full list of the books that inspired each bench, and the artist who created it, can be found on the Books About Town website.

Can you guess what story is being illustrated without checking the list?

In October the benches will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the National Literacy Trust.

If you don't live in London, you can follow Books About Town on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes process work and the installed benches. Also, on Facebook and Twitter.

What a great project. Love seeing things like this pop up around the world.

via Creative Review


The magical thing about books...

a book I received for my birthday

My kind of book cover


danielle @ this picture book life said...

You find the best stuff!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I wish these could come to Chicago!

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