Another book sculpture gifted “in support of libraries, books, words, ideas”

Ed book sculpture 

Another beautiful, intricate book sculpture has been left in Edinburgh, this time at Leith Library.

The book sculptures started appearing in various places around Edinburgh in 2011. They were left with the message: ‘in support of books, libraries, words, ideas’.  To this day the identity of the enormously gifted sculptor remains unknown. The sculptures are dotted around the town in the places they were originally left – The National Library, Edinburgh Central Library, The Scottish Poetry Library and The Scottish Storytelling Centre.

In early May I had the great pleasure of spending a day in Edinburgh visiting as many of the previously gifted book sculptures as I could. They are truly beautiful and so clever and I highly recommend you take the time to see them if you head that way yourself (it’ll get you out of the less beautiful Scottish weather if nothing else).
The Scottish Poetry Library website has photos of more book sculptures and a map you can use to locate them. Fortunately most are on, or just off, The Royal Mile so you can incorporate your visits into your touristy day easily.
Previous posts on the Edinburgh book sculptures can be read here and here.
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