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Meet the Discworld Illustrator

Discworld Bookbench

Come and meet Paul Kidby, the illustrator of choice for Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and the designer and painter of ‘The Librarian BookBench’.


The Great British Book Shop is proud to sponsor Paul’s bench, which depicts the orangutan Librarian character from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and was commissioned as part of the Books about Town campaign by the National Literacy Trust, in association with Wild in Art.


The Great British Book Shop is excited to announce that Paul Kidby has kindly agreed to visit the Librarian BookBench for a signing event on Saturday 9th August 2014, between 11am and 3pm. Join us at the bench – which is located in a prominent spot on the Thames Riverbank overlooking HMS Belfast – for an opportunity to receive an exclusive signed print of the bench artwork, only available on the day. The Great British Book Shop team will be giving away 100 FREE copies at 11.30am and a further 100 at 1.30pm. Paul will also, time permitting, sign copies of books brought to the event.


Lisa Bass, Retail Manager of The Great British Book Shop, said:


We’re really looking forward to a day on the Riverside with Paul and his fans. We would like to thank Paul and More London Estates for making this event possible, and we’re delighted to be working with them and the National Literacy Trust on such a worthy and imaginative campaign.’ 

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