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London Did Something Pretty Cool For Book Lovers

Jul 2 2014 - 3:15pm

Books are for reading [1], but now they're also for sitting. As of this week, you can read a book while sitting on one in numerous locations throughout London. Fifty classic works of literature have been transformed into works of art that double as seating — "BookBench sculptures" — and are now scattered throughout the British city. There are benches inspired by Bridget Jones's Diary, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and many more. The Books About Town [2] project will end Sept. 15, 2014, so find your favorite book while you can! See all 50 of the book benches now!

Source: Twitter user BooksaboutTown [3]

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [4].

1984 by George Orwell

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [5].

Sit Here at Your Own Risk

Inspired by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [6].

Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [7].

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [8].

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [9].

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [10].

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [11].

Frozen in Time by Captain Scott

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [12].

Clarice Bean by Lauren Child

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [13].

Dickens in Liverpool

Inspired by Charles Dickens and his works such as Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [14].

The Librarian

Inspired by a character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [15].

From the Gruffalo to Scarecrows: The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson

Inspired by 12 books from artist Axel Scheffler and writer Julia Donaldson. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [16].

Samuel Johnson's Wild World

Inspired by Dr. Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [17].

Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the books of writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [18].

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [19].

Elmer the Elephant

Inspired by David McKee's Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [20].

Earnest

Inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy For Serious People by Oscar Wilde. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [21].

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [22].

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [23].

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [24].

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [25].

Jacqueline Wilson

Inspired by the books of author Jacqueline Wilson. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [26].

James Bond Stories by Ian Fleming

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [27].

Jeeves and Wooster Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [28].

The World's Biggest Flipbook

Inspired by the cartoons of Jeremy Banx. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [29].

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [30].

Katie in London by James Mayhew

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [31].

The Laura Marlin Mysteries by Lauren St. John

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [32].

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [33].

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [34].

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [35].

Girl Engrossed

Inspired by Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [36].

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [37].

Usborne's That's Not My . . . Bench

Inspired by Fiona Watt's That's Not My Meerkat . . ." Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [38].

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [39].

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [40].

Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.

Inspired by Michael Bond's Paddington Bear series. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [41].

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [42].

Always Try to Be a Little Kinder Than Is Necessary

Inspired by J.M. Barrie's The Little White Bird. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [43].

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [44].

The Railway Children by E. Nesbitt

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [45].

Samuel Pepys' Diary by Samuel Pepys

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [46].

Shakespeare's London

Inspired by the works of playwright William Shakespeare. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [47].

Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [48].

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [49].

Rest Your Stalks

Inspired by John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids. Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [50].

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [51].

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [52].

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Learn more about this bench on Books About Town [53].


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