This modern graphic art style design uses popular quotes from Jane Austen and from film interpretations of her novels, that have just as much resonance today as they would have had 200 years ago. We hope it will inspire all to her read novels. The sun design motif is reminiscent of the Rotary International emblem that have sponsored this BookBench and it is located in one of the busiest places in Basingstoke.
The Basingstoke Deane Rotarians are at the heart of the local community, with a proud track record of supporting local good causes. Sitting With Jane is an exciting cultural, educational and legacy initiative as well as a great opportunity to raise awareness of what the Rotary Club does. The Rotary Club will be running a photography competition through the summer focussing on the BookBenches.
The BookBench is right in the centre of Festival Place close to the main information desk in Porchester Square. Parking is in any of the town centre car park and it is within easy walking distance of both the rail and bus station.