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Scottish Literary Sculptural Mysteries Return!
November 30, 2012 2:42 PM   Subscribe

This week in Scotland, it is Book Week. Many note authors are supporting it with free events. And so is the mysterious sculptor who seized the imagination of people worldwide with her books made sculpture. She (one of the few things known about the sculptor) has done a series of five mystery hidden sculptures to help celebrate Book Week. Each of them is related to a Scottish story or author.

A complete gallery of the sculptures can be found here.

A summary of the original ten book-sculptures and their appearances.

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posted by mephron (8 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
These things make me cry.

I just look at them and i can't seem to help it.

So wonderful.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:05 PM on November 30, 2012


Oh that's just magical! I'm so tired of bad news, that just made my day. Thank you.
posted by eggkeeper at 3:14 PM on November 30, 2012


I'm sure people must know who this is... I can't see someone popping into multiple venues and setting these up without someone noticing something by now. But all credit for keeping it a secret. Oh and the sculptures themselves are awesome.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:47 PM on November 30, 2012


Related: Scottish Book Trust's Book Week Scotland website, gallery of the sculptures, their book lists, and the League of Extraordinary Booklovers, a very personalized book recommendation service.
posted by bwerdmuller at 4:39 PM on November 30, 2012


These are astonishing, all the more so for their mystery.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 8:39 PM on November 30, 2012


I was in Scotland earlier this year, and so badly wanted to see the original sculptures while in Edinburgh, but they were off on tour. So disappointing. Guess I'll just have to go back.

Very cool.
posted by cellar door at 5:41 AM on December 1, 2012


I usually hate book sculptures, but she's good.
posted by ersatz at 7:37 AM on December 1, 2012


These are the most fantastic things ever. Thank you for sharing!
posted by haplesschild at 7:51 AM on December 3, 2012


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