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10 Superbly Bookish Statues

You know how it goes. One minute, you’re perusing Pinterest, just looking for inspiration, and then all of a sudden you’ve spent two hours tumbling through the bookternet. That’s what happened when I came across this 40-foot-tall statue of a stack of books from Berlin’s Walk of Ideas.

berlin book statue

Come down the rabbit hole with me and enjoy 9 more groovy book statues.

Here’s another stack, from the Nashville Public Library.

nashville public library book statue

This statue in Sevilla of a young girl reading honors Clara Campoamor and her contribution to women’s freedom.

clara campoamor girl reading statue 2

 

Children scale a giant brick book in Charlotte, NC. (photo credit: Patrick Schneider)

brick book statue

 

Each of the 100 books in this statue celebrating the Coshocton Public Library in Ohio represents one year of the library’s service to the community.

centennial statue coshocton public library

 

This gorgeous tower of books never actually existed–it was created as a concept by visual artist Anca Benera of Bucharest. More details here.

tower of books statue bucharest

 

These ducklings waddle through Boston Common to commemorate Robert McCloskey’s children’s book Make Way for Ducklings, which is set there.

make way for ducklings statue

 

This statue at the tomb of James Whitcomb Riley depicts a child reading a book of his poems.

james whitcomb riley statue

One can only assume these are passionate readers, reaching to climb up to the next book on this arch in downtown Atlanta.

atlanta book arch

 

You can find this twisty-turny tower in Beijing.

beijing xinhua bookstore statue

 

Have you stumbled on any not-to-be-missed bookish statues in your travels around the world (and into the internet)?

 

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