June 3rd, 2014
Books about Town will feature a series of BookBenches, individually designed by top artists, to celebrate stories linked to London and to promote reading for enjoyment. The benches, shaped as open books, will be unveiled in various locations across the capital from July 2014.
A bench based on the Discworld novels has been designed by Paul Kidby. The book benches will be grouped into walking trails for the general public to follow and the Discworld bench will be incorporated into a trail by More London. The location of the Discworld bench will be unveiled soon!
At the end of summer 2014, all the benches will be auctioned to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust.
Who is running the project?
Books about Town is led by the National Literacy Trust working in partnership with Wild in Art, the UK’s leader in the development, management and production of spectacular mass-appeal public art events.