Books on Buildings: 15 Bookish Murals From Around the World

As you probably know, we’re pretty big fans of literary street art here at Bookish buzz. But when we caught a glimpse of this beautiful bookish fresco over at the Picador Book Room, we realized we’d been missing a whole category — street art honoring authors and characters is all very good, but how about the books themselves? After the jump, we’ve put together a roundup of fantastic book murals on buildings from Russia to Sardinia (and yes, quite a few from the US). Click through for some whirlwind literary travel!

The exterior of La Bibliotèque De La Cité in Lyon, France.

A colorful mural in San Francisco, featuring Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Art Book, Cervantes’s Don Quixote, J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, and Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


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