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Mysterious ‘Dinky Door’ appears outside country’s oldest bookshop site

The oldest bookshop site in the country has joined a trail of “lovingly made miniature sculptures hidden just out of plain sight in the beautiful city of Cambridge”.

A 'Dinky Door' miniature sculpture outside Cambridge University Press Bookshop

Its mission is to “provide an antidote to the seemingly endless terrible news that we’re inundated with on a daily basis”. Now the Dinky Doors campaign has added the oldest bookshop site in the country to its trail of “lovingly made miniature sculptures hidden just out of plain sight in the beautiful city of Cambridge”.

A Dinky Door mysteriously appeared overnight outside the Cambridge University Press Bookshop in Trinity Street, Cambridge. Called ‘Mage’s Pages’ it features a magician’s shed, replete with hat, log burner, and mysterious Triffid-like plants growing books with titles such as “A Brief History of Thyme” and the dates that the Press and the Bookshop were established.

Al Lynn, Business Lead at the Bookshop, said: “With so much awful news around at the moment it’s lovely to have a good news story like this, in the shape of our very own Dinky Door.

“We agreed to hold off talking about it until people had the chance to discover it for themselves but already people have started to notice and we’re getting more and more curious visitors.

“The detail on the sculpture is incredible – we’re really lucky to have it.”

All the doors are publicly available to see, but a paid-for tour is available through the Dinky Doors website for £7.50. There are currently 13 Dinky Doors sculptures situated throughout Cambridge, with more planned.