The Book Hive
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Honeycomb book hive celebrates library's 400th anniversary

Hundreds of old books have been turned into an animatronic honeycomb hive sculpture which will interact with lenders at Bristol Central Library.

The hive is made up of hexagonal frames with movement sensors that react as people walk past, making the pages of the books rustle and creak.

The display is also designed to allow visitors to smell the old books as they open and close in the hive.

It has been built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the library.

Zoe Gough reports.

  • 13 Feb 2014
  • From the section Bristol