Reading trees at Liverpool One

Reading trees

Spring is in the air and Liverpool ONE is inviting visitors to sit under the shade of a tree and enjoy a good story.

From 23 April – 2 June LiverpoolONE is hosting Words on the Streetwith four wooden Reading Trees popping up around the shopping district.

As part of the City’s In Other Words literary festival, the 2.6m high trees will give shoppers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and lose themselves in a book.

Designed by artists from The Kazimier the trees will be stocked with books and the public are invited to read on the seats at the base of the trees.

Taking inspiration from the joy found in reading a book under the shade of a tree on a sunny day, artists Laurie Crombie and Mike Lill have designed the Reading Trees. Located on streets around Liverpool ONE they will be constructed of wood with one Children’s Tree decorated in carvings of forest animals.

Donna Howitt, Marketing Director, Liverpool ONE said: “Liverpool ONE prides itself on offering our visitors more than a shopping experience The Reading Trees that have been created are beautiful and provide the perfect area to take a moment out of a busy day and indulge in a good read.”

For more information about In Other Words  or to book tickets for any of the 350 events taking place as part of the festival, please visit  For more  on Liverpool ONE visit

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