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    Published on 26/06/2014 by David Birkett

    We're delighted to have become the sponsor of a BookBench in The National Literacy Trust Books about Town campaign. Our bench, painted by the wizardly Paul Kidby, depicts the legendary Librarian who is transformed into an orangutan in Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Books about Town aims to celebrate stories linked to London, and to promote reading for enjoyment, and is also sponsored by Wild in Art. On July 4th, a series of 50 BookBenches will be unveiled across London, including in More London (where you’ll find our bench), Bloomsbury and Greenwich. Look out for news and competitions based around our bench.

    Discworld BookBench


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