Though the summer might be coming to a close in this part of the world, there’s no reason that the enjoyment of one of summer’s finest traditions can’t live on year round. You might recall building sandcastles as a kid — and maybe even as an adult by yourself or with your own kids — but have you ever checked out some of the impressive sand sculptures done by professional artists? They’re massive, intricate, and some of them are even wildly and delightfully bookish.
Here’s a look at some of the best literary and book-themed sand castles and sculptures from around the world. Because some of these were found on non-English based sites, finding sources was challenging, if not impossible, in some instances. But regardless, the talent and skills that went into the works are immense.
Love Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland? Then this sand sculpture should feel familiar (via).