In a festive competition of opulent Christmas displays, Hatchards, one of the oldest bookstores in the United Kingdom, has taken a unique approach by crafting a Christmas tree in the form of a bookshelf. This distinctive bookshelf tree, installed at St Pancras International station in London, is a captivating structure consisting of 270 shelves adorned with nearly 4,000 books.
The aim behind this literary Christmas tree is to remind people that literature, much like the enchantment of the holiday season, is a magical realm. Books, with their stories and knowledge, offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, even if only for a few moments.
Hatchards innovative creation not only celebrates the joy of reading but also stands as a testament to the enduring magic found within the pages of books. This literary Christmas tree serves as a unique and whimsical addition to the seasonal decorations, captivating passersby with the allure of both literature and the holiday spirit.