Beginning today, some lucky bidders will have the chance to buy one of these book sculptures. Five are being auctioned online through Lyon & Turnbull as a fundraiser for the Scottish Book Trust, a nonprofit that ensures equal access to books across the country. The charity organization initially commissioned these five sculptures in 2012 for the first Book Week Scotland. They include: Tam O'Shanter, by Robert Burns; Whisky Galore, by Compton Mackenzie; Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie; Lanark, by Alasdair Gray; and Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
“They all speak of magic, adventure, daring, and Scotland’s vital place in the history of world literature,” said Cathy Marsden, assistant head of rare books and manuscripts at Lyon & Turnbull, in a video posted by the auction house.
Each sculpture carries an estimate of £1,000-1,500 ($1,350-2,000), and bidding closes on February 1.