Book Gnomes

Book Gnomes

Two interesting sculptures of “book gnomes” sit on platforms outside the East Washington Public Library Branch, one reading a book and the other holding a closed book and peering down at passers-by. The branch was a 2002 recipient of the Historic Preservation Award for Continued Use from Indiana Landmarks and Historic Preservation and is the oldest continuously operating building in the library system.

Alexander Sangernebo was born in Estonia, Russia but left for the United States in the ... view more »

Medium type: Ceramic

Date created: 1909

Dimensions: 3' x 2' x 2' each


  • Gallery 1 - Book Gnomes
  • Image courtesy Ken Norris

Associated artists

Alexander   Sangernebo
Alexander Sangernebo


2822 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46201