The National Literacy Trust has dotted London with painted benches that celebrate classic works of literature from Paddington to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy.
The benches, part of the Books About Town campaign, are beautifully done, and include works by Ralph Steadman and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. There are 50 in all, and they'll be auctioned in October to raise money to fight illiteracy. See more pictures of the benches in the wild with the #bookbenches tag.
Books About Town
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