In Lesko, a small town in the south-east of Poland you can see a monument of the book, established in 2008.
It was invented by the artist Andrzej Pityński, living since 1974 in the USA,
The open book held by a hand shows two quotes. One by the Polish poet C.K. Norwid, reading:
Not the sword or shield are defending the language but masterpieces.
The second quote is from the German writer T. Mann, reading
Today’s books are the deeds of tomorrow.
(C) Photos made in 2011