Books to sit on!


London has got a lovely idea about books. We discovered some book – benches at our day out yesterday!

There are 50 benches looking like open books all around London in 4 different trails. We found 3 benches. They look amazing.

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All benches will be there for the Summer until 15th September.

The 50 BookBench sculptures will be sold at public auction on 7 October 2014 at an exclusive event at the Southbank Centre.
All proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust, a charity dedicated to raising the literacy levels of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
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Here the other benches which were following books:
The Railway Children
The Canterbury Tales
Girl Engrossed
See what other wonderful books are benches on this link!
 I found it rather amazing and I will need to find more book benches, next time I am in town!
Enjoy your books and the sunshine!


53 responses »

  1. Wow that is fantastic. I like the idea of that. Some cracking books there, although I am surprised not to see Pride & Prejudice in there or Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility.

  2. Truly amazing Ute! They are gorgeous and you’ve captured them so well! I wish I could have them all in my garden. Just think how literate the vervets could become! 😆

    • You know it would be great to have them in the garden… I wonder how much they go for in the auction in September… but I think they are beyond my budget. The monkeys would love it!

      • I don’t even want to think of how much it would cost Ute. Certainly something I won’t be able to afford either. LOL! Guess maybe it’s better that way, otherwise my garden would look like a fully stocked christmas pantry! hahahahah

        Oh yes, they would! 😀

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  4. That’s lovely, I’ve never come across such benches. Where did you find them? I followed the link and found loads of book benches. They’re awesome Ute! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Wow! This is amazing! I admire whoever thought of making these! And thanks to you for sharing! I’d love to have few in my garden too! What would be your books of choice?

    • A great idea that someone had. Well my choice .. that is hard, I love many books….the Jungle book is beautifully colourful… actually children’s books are great for the bench purpose as they are more colourful. I do love to read Ken Follett and other historic novels.

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