London’s “Books About Town” Turns Iconic Literary Works Into Public Art

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As of yesterday, the citizens of London can take a breather on one of 50 “Books About Town,” a collaboration between the National Literacy Trust and public art organization Wild in Art. Each book-shaped bench is decorated with an artist’s rendition of works such as Alex Rider and War Horse, running the gamut from contemporary subway reads to longtime favorites. Click through for a sampling of our favorites, including tributes to Charles Darwin and Bridget Jones.

Bridget Jones. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Stephen Hawking. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Mrs. Dalloway. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

The Canterbury Tales. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

James Bond. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Shakespeare. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Brick Lane. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Sherlock Holmes. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Through the Looking Glass. Image credit: National Literacy Trust

Pride and Prejudice. Image credit: National Literacy Trust