Book Hive stay extended by popular demand

Bristol Libraries' unique Book Hive is set to have its stay at Central Library extended. Visitors will now be able to experience the interactive installation until Monday, March 17.

Audiences from all over the country have been flocking to the Bristol Central Library foyer to experience the Book Hive, a striking, interactive sculpture created by robotic artists Rusty Squid which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Bristol 400th anniversary of Bristol Libraries. As you move around it, the Book Hive moves with you.

Library visitors have heaped praise on the thought-provoking, fun and imaginative installation, and the sculpture has attracted interest from across the globe on social media.

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