Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book-Inspired Benches Throughout London This Summer

Here is a fun thing to do if you are in the greater London environs and are looking to do something fun with and about books:
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Suess
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll are among books that have been given a new life in London this summer.

Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie
The National Literacy Trust in Britain has developed a public art project that commemorates 50 books in an new and innovative way: as public benches.
The project is called Books about Town. Artists have been asked to adapt famous books into benches which have been placed throughout the city. The “BookBenches” project is designed to encourage reading.

Paddington Bear
Michael Bond
 Readers can find four different literary maps of these sculptures online and use them to guide their literary treasure hunts. The routes include: Greenwich Trail, Bloomsbury Trail, City Trail and Riverside Trail.
The exhibition is running through September 15th.

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