Yay, the artist behind the mysterious book sculptures that appeared in Edinburgh last year is back, and everyone has a chance to find (and keep) one of her gorgeous sculptures!
As this story in the Edinburgh Evening News relates, next week is Book Week Scotland, and each day next week, the Scottish Book Trust website will be revealing a clue to the location of a sculpture, hidden somewhere in Scotland. Once it’s found, the original sculpture will stay where it is, but the finder will get their own sculpture. Wait: does that mean they’ve actually made 10 new book sculptures?
Anyway, sounds like splendid fun to me: I’ll be keeping a beady eye on the Scottish Book Trust site for clues. I wonder if they’ll have a hashtag to go with it, so everyone can join in with the hunt, wherever they are? #bookhunt? #bookchase?
And (almost) the last part of this epic series of library related items on Etsy…check back tomorrow for the Grand Finale – a single item, of epic expensiveness! Feel free to guess in the comments below about just how expensive the item I’m going to post will be! 😀
Library items and imagery are popular for use as both adornments for the body, and the home. These final posts (so many I’ve had to split it into two) covers those types of items, and anything else that might come under the heading of “random libraryish stuff”.
Putting words about libraries and books onto posters is very popular, so there’s all sorts of options out there. These items are here because they have a quote or slogan about libraries or books printed on them. There’s one quote in particular that seems to be a favourite of poster makers: see if you can spot which one it is….
Miniature things are one of my favourites, and miniature books are no exception. These tiny books are available either as volumes or sets of volumes on their own, or as parts of dolls house or in specialised miniature library settings. And some of the miniature libraries are just insanely good!
I’ve not included here the many options of wearable miniature books – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, badges…
And, as a grand finale, the safest way of all to keep your books – chained up.
Continuing the theme of art featuring libraries and librarians…let us pick up again where we left off….
Sometimes, some other animals manage to creep into the library…
Now it’s time for some images of libraries, inside and out, and librarians – in print, paint, photos, clay, and other media. These images also quite often include a popular library item – a cat! And there’s so many of them, that I’m splitting this post into two, so check back tomorrow for even more library art!