The streets of London are being transformed due to a new public art project that puts a priority on books. Books About Town is a new initiative that celebrates the city’s rich literary heritage.
There are now over 50 Book Benches erected all over the city and are designed by professional illustrators and local artists. The benches themselves represent well-known books and stories associated with London. Some are aimed at children such as Peter Pan and The Wind in the Willows. Major literary works are also aimed at adults with The Importance of Being Earnest, A Brief History of Time and 1984.
Here’s a look at some BookBenches now hanging around London.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.