December 01, 2023
London’s St Pancras International Railway Station in collaboration with Hatchards, the oldest book shop in the UK, created a Christmas tree that features thousands of books. The tree is displayed at St Pancras Station. It comprises a winding staircase with more than 250 shelves and over 3,800 books. Most of the books in the 12mt-tall tree have been hand-painted. The tree has eight cubby holes where booklovers can sit and read. Visitors can also listen to excerpts of audiobooks in the cubby holes. The tree features a variety of books including ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.
Did You Know?
The tradition of decorating Christmas trees is believed to have originated in Germany in the 16th century.