Welcome home! The wanderer returns (and the story continues)

It’s back. After a nationwide tour our prized and precious mystery book sculpture has returned home to Central Library.

In case you missed the story (and how on earth could you?!) a series of intricate and awe-inspiring sculptures, celebrating the power of the written word, were left in cultural venues across the capital. But what really captured the public’s imagination is that they were all deposited anonymously by a mysterious unknown artist.

Such was the interest that these works of art aroused, that they went on a nationwide tour to be enjoyed by people all over Scotland, from Aberdeen to Wigtown.

But now they are back here in Edinburgh, and as well as our own ‘Magnifying Glass’ sculpture we’ve also got two of the other sculptures on show: ‘Tea, cake and a book’, which was given to the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature’s’ ‘Lost in a Good Book’

If you haven’t clapped eyes on these yet, they really are worth seeing – the detail is incredible and has to be seen up close to be fully appreciated.

And in the latest twist to the story, this magical video, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the work of our mysterious friend, has appeared on YouTube within the past few days.

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