A new public art project in the UK called Books About Town plans to install artist designed benches shaped as open books. The 50 to 70 book benches – to be placed around London – will include seating based on Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, J M Barrie‘s Peter Pan and on Kenneth Grahame‘s Wind in the Willows  and even George Orwell’s 1984.


The Book Benches will be designed by international and British artists, and are intended to promote reading for enjoyment and to celebrate stories linked to the London. The project from the National Literary Trust, with support from Visit England, is scheduled to launch in July 2014.

1984 bench for NLT

Each BookBench will be sponsored by private firms, including publishing companies. For more information, contact the Literary Trust.

Wind in the Willows bench for NLT

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2 Responses to Bibliobenches

  1. roos says:

    i can see people sitting on them reading books

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