20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

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In 2010, several anonymous book sculptures began to appear around Edinburgh. They were left as gifts in libraries, museums, and cultural institutions, attached to brief notes that said some variety of “thank you.” The artist is still anonymous, but the artwork continues to amaze and inspire.

Book sculpting isn’t just a Scottish phenomenon. Check out some amazing examples of book sculptures below.

Unique and Inspiring Book Sculptures

1. Vagabond Songs

via Brooke Schmidt

vagabond songs - book sculpture
BrookeSchmidt
vagabond songs - book sculpture
BrookeSchmidt

2. Book Mobile

via Babes in Bookland

Book Mobile upcycled recycled crib hanging sculpture, Mother Goose
BabesinBookland

3. Heart and Bow

via Stuff By Losy Posy

Folded Heart Upcycled Book Art Sculpture
stuffbylosyposy

4. “I Thought He Was a Book But He Was Only Paper”

via Saphoona

ooak original art tree book sculpture clay paper book art I Thought He Was a Book But He Was Only Paper
Saphoona

5. Charlotte’s Web

via Artful Living

Charlotte's Web - One of a Kind Book Sculpture - Altered Book
artfuliving

6. “Thoughts”

via Ewe & Fish

THOUGHTS: A book sculpture
eweandfish

7. “My Chair Takes Flight”

via Gathered + Together

Paper Chair Altered Book OOAK "My Chair Takes Flight"
GatheredTogether

8. Alice in Wonderland

via The Abandoned Attic

Altered Book Alice's Wonderland
Raidersofthelostart

9. Folded

via y instead of i

Folded Book Sculpture
yinsteadofi

10. The Wife

via Kim Koza

The Wife - Altered Book Table Art
kimkoza

11. Edgar Allan Poe

via The Abandoned Attic

Edgar Allan Poe Altered Book Art
Raidersofthelostart

12. “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”

via Moxiedoll

Hand Embroidered Art - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Moxiedoll

13. The Golden Carriage

via Days Fall Like Leaves

The Golden Carriage
daysfalllikeleaves

14. Paper Garden

via bookBW

Paper Garden - Origami Book Sculpture
bookBW

15. “She Hearts Him”

via Recycled Reads

Folded Book Art Sculpture - She hearts Him
RecycledReads

16. Red Riding Hood

via Messie Jessie

Wire and papier mache Sculpture - Red Riding Hood
MesssieJessie

17. Business Card Holder

via The Book Cellar

Book Sculpture Altered Book Business Card Holder
TheBookCellar

18. Rapunzel

via Sam Hain Press

Rapunzel Book Sculpture
SamHainPress

19. “I Know A Secret”

via Finders & Keepers

Wall Sculpture - I Know A Secret
findersandkeepersnet

20. Cylinder

via Paper Faerie

Cylinder Book Sculpture
Paperfaerie

Which of these book sculptures did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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