London photos: Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear book bench


Charity venture Books about Town placed 50 benches in the shape of giant books and painted to commemorate all sorts of great British writers around London this summer. They’ve just come off display, and will be auctioned off on October 7th. See Books about Town for more info.

This is the bench dedicated to Michael Bond’s books about Paddington Bear. (Click here for a larger version of the front.)

And the back, which reveals that this bench (alone among those I saw, though I didn’t see all 50 of them) actually uses the bench motif in a sort of trompe l’oeil way:


(Click here for a larger version.)

This bench was, oddly, nowhere near Paddington Station.