Decorated benches in the shape of an open book have appeared around Bankside and London Bridge as part of a London-wide initiative by the National Literacy Trust.
50 BookBench artworks will be on show around Bankside, London Bridge, Greenwich, Bloomsbury and the Square Mile until mid September.
A Dr Seuss bench overlooks The Scoop at More London.
"We are very excited to be bringing a collection of BookBenches to London this summer to spread the love of reading across the capital," said Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust.
"From Conan Doyle's Sherlock to Cressida's dragons, there will be plenty in store for visitors to celebrate reading for enjoyment and the UK's rich literary culture."
The benches will be sold at public auction on 7 October at Southbank Centre.