The Phantom Book Sculptor

Now I’ve always known that books were a form of art, but here’s an artist who makes exquisite little sculptures out of their pages — anonymously. S/he has been leaving them in libraries and museums in Edinburgh — lucky Scots! In this artist’s world, books really do come alive!  

You can read the details of the clever little notes that have been found with these intriguing pieces of art here.  But imagine finding Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World on the shelf with a tiny tail poking through its spine. And inside the pages, a perfect little Tyrannosaurus Rex!

I can’t imagine how magical it would have been to be the lucky person who discovered  this little wren cap made of paper feathers. It was nestled on a shelf , paired with a tiny perfect pair of gloves. 

Unfortunately, the artist left a note indicating s/he has decided to stop making these gorgeous little masterpieces. But heartfelt thanks to the artist for creating them in the first place — they’re wonderful! (All photographs credited to Chris Scott.)

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Check out Penguin Canada’s book trailer for The Beggar’s Opera  here! It’s pretty cool!

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