Book News and Notes: London’s Book Benches

Remember the painted cows in Chicago?

 

London now has book-themed painted benches.

NPR recently wrote an article profiling London’s book benches. The National Literacy Trust in partnership with Art in Wild teamed to produce 50 different benches around London with paintings of books depicted.

Here is the full list of books along with the pictures of the benches.

Here are some of our favorite books from the list. Check the book out from our library today! Each book is linked to the catalog. Cheers!

Artist Paula Bressel. Photo from Books About Town. Depicts Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

Artist Paula Bressel. Photo from Books About Town. Depicts Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

librarianbookbench

Artist Paul Kidby. Photo from Books About Town.  Depicts The Librarian character from the first book in the Discworld series The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

1984

Artist Thomas Dowdeswell. Photo from Books About Town. Depicts 1984 by George Orwell

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