Can you unscrabble the mystery phrase?

Can you find all 20 BookBench sculptures across the city and work out the mystery phrase?


Salford Literacy Trail Map & Activities

Print your own Salford Literacy Trail Map and activities!


Find Your Happy

This activity sheet is inspired by Find Your Happy, a picture book all about exploring feelings by Emily Coxhead. Emily is also one of the trail’s BookBench artists (see point 2 on the trail map). Recommended for ages 4-7.


Make a trail adventure at home

Write clues to create a trail, guiding family or friends around your home. Recommended for ages 7-11.


Make your own BookBench of happiness

Decorate your very own BookBench and send your entry to for the chance to win a prize. Recommended for ages 7-11.


Time Travelling in Salford

Write a postcard about what the city of Salford will look like in the future. Recommended for ages 7-11.


Contact Us

Get in touch to learn more

If you have any questions or comments about the Salford Literacy Trail, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Interested in buying a bench?

Want to buy a BookBench? Our auction is now live and will close on 22nd September 2022 at 7pm. All the money raised will fund local literacy projects.

Salford BookBench Auction