The Grand Entry Book Columns are two bronze statues that were created in 2003 by Jim Gallucci, a sculptor from Greensboro, North Carolina. The are located at the entrance to a pocket park, The Green, built on top of a large underground parking facility in uptown (downtown for non natives) Charlotte, North Carolina.
The columns are made of books that appear to have been hastily stacked on top of each other. The titles of the books are visible, and each column has different titles represented. The column above features Alex Haley’s Roots and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. The tallest column is thirty-three feet high while the smaller is twenty-eight feet high.
In the photo above, a strong breeze seems to be blowing bronze pages out of one of the books in a strong breeze. According to the sculptor, the pages “are designed to appear as if the top book in the totem was left open and the wind scattered the pages from its spine.”