007 represented by one of 50 London benches promoting reading


James Bond is to be represented this summer in the Books About Town project by the National Literacy Trust.

From the beginning of July until mid-September visitors to London will be able to enjoy the fifty unique benches dotted around London, each shaped like an open book and decorated to represent an individual work of fiction.

The aim of the project is to promote the simple pleasure derived from reading based on London’s rich literary tradition. The benches will be auctioned at the end of the summer to raise money to promote this aim.


007 is represented by a bench by Freyja Dean whose design is inspired by Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and will be found in Bloomsbury Square Gardens.

Happy reading!

Source: Ian Fleming Publications

Photos: courtesy Ian Fleming Publications

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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