Books About Town – Bloomsbury Trail

Em and my  National Literacy Trust Books About Town adventure continued on Sunday with the Bloomsbury Trail. Bloomsbury is an area of London with a rich publishing history so it made a lot of sense that it was a core part of the trail. It is also home to the British Museum and the British Library where we met Em’s friend, Donna, who joined us for this leg. There were so many awesome familiar books on this trail with cool little flourishes that I started to realise that I should also be taking photos of the backs and sides of some of them, which is why there are multiple snaps of some of the benches. The only disappointment was that the 1984  bench had been removed for repair. We heard a rumour that it had been stolen but apparently it’s going to be back soon… fingers crossed. I’d hate to have an incomplete set.

Here are the eleven we did find.

Jeeves and Wooster Stories by Gordon Allum

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The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by Quad Digital Mandii Pope

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Sherlock Holmes Stories by Valerie Osment

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Mrs Dalloway by One Red Shoe

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Earnest by Trevor Skempton

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Rest Your Stalks by Oliver Dean

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Pride and Prejudice by Charlotte Brown

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Always Try to be a Little Kinder Than is Necessary by Sian Storey

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James Bond Stories by Freya Dean

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Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Tom Adams (artwork) created by Mandii Pope

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Around the World in 80 Days by Valerie Osment

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11 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos! This looks like a lot of fun. The Bond bench is wonderful.

    1. Abbi

      It’s a blast. Every year there is some kind of themed trail around the city and every year I get a bit obsessed.

  2. What a fun thing! Great pictures.

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! London is definitely a city that loves its art.

  3. This is awesome! LOVE the Bond one!

    1. Abbi

      The Bond one is so bold… just like Bond. Looking forward to doing the last trail this weekend.

      1. I am looking forward to more photos (right, right?????)

        1. Abbi

          Yup. I have one more trail to do.

          1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  4. Again, so cool! Narnia, Around the World…, Earnest and James Bond were my favorites!

    1. Abbi

      I love the Earnest one. The style is awesome.

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