After 10 weeks on a public art trail in London, the National Literacy Trust’s 50 BookBenches designed by famous artists, children’s illustrators and prominent local artists, went to charity auction on Tuesday 7 October 2014.
The event was a huge success and the sale of the 50 BookBenches raised an amazing amount of money for the National Literacy Trust.
Proceeds from the auction go to the National Literacy Trust. Books about Town works with schools, run literacy projects in disadvantaged communities and campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents.
The most popular lots of the night were the Jeeves and Wooster BookBench by P.G. Wodehouse, which sold for £9,500
and James Bond Stories by Ian Fleming which sold for £9,000
Here is a short selection about our favourite ones:
Nineteen Eighty-Four by Thomas Dowdeswell
Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary by Sian Storey
Around the World in Eighty Days by Valerie Osment
Dr Seuss by Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork), Created by Jane Headford
Mary Poppins by Darel Seow
Noughts and Crosses by Oliver Dean
Earnest by Trevor Skempton