Programme 2008

AUSTRALIA - Victoria - Melbourne
Title: Edible Book High Tea
Host Organization: The Melbourne Athenaeum and ALIa VICSpecials
When: 1 April 2008, 5pmWhere: 1st Floor, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Contact person: Jill Bartholomeusz -    - -Telephone: 613.9650.3100
Description/Comment: Edible Book High Tea event for members of the Melbourne Athenaeum, Victorian Librarians and the general public.


BELGIUM - Gent & others
Title: Zogezegd in Gent
Host Organization: Radio 1 &
When: April 4 2008
Where: Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23 in Gent
Contact person: Anne Provoost, curator - 
Description/Comment: At the literary event "Zogezegd in Gent" the audience can literally savour literature: 24 chocolate books will be presented to tickle book-lovers' tastebuds. The 24 books are teh centrepieces in a month-long campaign to promote new fiction in Flanders, including foreign authors translated into Dutch. "Zogezegd in Gent" is the festive kick-off event of the campaign.


CANADA - Alberta - Calgary
Title: Are We in Kansas Yet Toto?
Host Organization: Arts on Atlantic Gallery & St Mary's University College
When: Sunday March 30th, 1pm - 4 pm
Where: ST Mary's University College, Main Library, 14500 Banister Rd S.E. Calgary Alberta
Contact person: Stephen Murphy -  - -Telephone: 403.264.6627
Description/Comment: Explore edible books created through the integration of text, literary inspiration and form using this year’s theme of The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road to the St. Mary’s University College Library where delectable creative works will be displayed and consumed. Whip up your own edible literary creation or simply come to marvel at the assortment of tasty and imaginative treats. Stay for a book reading, art book exhibition and a display of handmade fairytale books. To exhibit, an entry form is available at


CANADA - Alberta - Edmonton
Title: Books2Eat 2008
Host Organization: Edmonton Public Library
When: Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library, #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2V4
Contact person: Adam Zawadiuk - - -Telephone: 780.496.7060
Description/Comment: One of Edmonton’s most unique fundraising events, where guests can literally “eat one’s words”, will be returning to the Edmonton Public Library on Saturday, May 3, 2008. The 3rd Annual Books2Eat Gala will again bring together literary and culinary worlds and allow local chefs to showcase their creativity by contributing their own “Edible Book” creations. Once again, the main floor of the Stanley A. Milner Library will be transformed into a glowing reception area where among the books and artwork, guests will be treated to an evening of music, food, wine, and an amazing selection of silent auction items including the “Edible Books”. Library supporters are invited to join Honourary Chair, Dr. Jeannie Agrios and Honourary Patron, Dr. Stanley A. Milner, as well as several members of the political, business and arts communities in support of the Lois Hole Library. Money raised at this event will be directed towards the purchase of new books and other materials for the Library. The Late, The Honourable Lois Hole was an avid supporter of libraries and the contributions they make to learning, literacy, personal development and recreation. In November 2004, the Edmonton Public Library Board of Trustees received approval from the City Council to name a branch in the west end in honour of the Lois Hole. Construction of the Lois Hole Library began in July 2006 and is slated to be completed in Summer 2008. This Library, located at 17650-69 Avenue, will serve the needs of the west-end population that is expected to grow by more than 72,000 by 2010. For additional information about the Books2Eat Gala, including information about the Lois Hole Library, updated event sponsor lists and participating chefs, please visit


CANADA - Ontario - Toronto
Title: Toronto BookEats
Host Organization: 2x4 to the forehead
When: Sunday April 6th 1pm - 6pm
Where: Suite 2905-95 Thorncliffe Park Drivea
Contact person: James Spyker -   -   -Telephone: 416.577.7727
Description/Comment: Exhibition and workshop 1-4, snacking 4-6


FRANCE - Libercourt
Titre: Goûter livresque
Organisation hôte: Bibliothèque municipale Raymond Devos
Quand: mercredi 2 avril 2008 à 17hOù: boulevard Faidherbe, Libercourt 62820
Contact personnel: Hildegarde Druart -
Description/Commentaire: Le mercredi 2 avril, la bibliothèque Raymond Devos vous invite à  un goûter livresque organisé dans le cadre du Festival international du livre mangeable. Cet événement unit chaque année bibliophiles, artistes du livre et gourmets pour fêter le goût de la culture et la faim de savoir. Des livres à  dévorer des yeux, à  becqueter, à  grignoter, à  déguster!... À  partir de 17h00.


GERMANY - Westphalia - Minden
Host Organization: Altentagesstätte am Johanniskirchhof
When: 31. March 2008 at 14 hrs
Where: Altentagesstätte am Johanniskirchhof in Minden/Germany
Contact person: Peter Netmail - - - Telephone: 00491787617637
Description/Comment: Reading: Rafique Sulayman from Bangladesh from his Mailart Book “A Day in Minden”. Performance: Peter Netmail bakes a book on site with the magic energy of the audience.


Title: Hong Kong Books2eat afternoon tea
Host Organization: Bookworks & M at the Fringe
When: Saturday 5th April , 12-5.00t
Where: The Rotunda, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place Central Hong Kong
Contact person: Dominique Harris - - -Telephone: 2810.7787
Description/Comment: Fantastic prizes will be awarded to the most professional, most witty & most tasty entries. There will also be a viewers choice winner. Separate display for entries from school groups & kids groups with the winners getting a 1500 HKD dymocks book voucher for their school library. Open viewing held from 12 - 3 pm. Afternoon tea of tasty treats & edible books from 3 - 5 pm. Tickets available from Dymocks bookstores & the organisers. All photos from last year's event are still on the website under the section what is an edible book.


ITALY - Venice
Title: Libri da Mangiare 
Host Organization: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
When: March 28 at 3:00pm
Where: Cannaregio 1798 (fermata S. Marcuola) 30121 Venezia
Contact person: Adrienne Gale - - - Telephone: 039.041.721.950Description/Comment: A celebration of books, food, and humor!


JAPAN - Yokohama
Host Organization: Tatsumi Masaaki
Where: YokohamaContact person: Masaaki Tatsumi - - 
Description/Comment: Mr Tatsumi’s Kirie Studio and Ms Takeda’s home


LUXEMBURG - Bourglinster
Title: Papier pour manger
Host Organization: la reliure Edy Willems
When: 30. mars 2008 - 14:00-18:00
Where: 1er étage de la “Pabeierscheier” du Château, 8 rue du Château L-6162 Bourglinster
Contact person: Edy Willems -  - - Telephone: 352.78.74.40
Description/Comment: Avec le restaurant du Château, nous produisons du papier mangeable. Les recettes de l’événement vont à la lutte contre le cancer chez les enfants.Mam Restaurant vum Schlass zesummen machen mir pabeier fir ze iessen.


ROMANIA - Bucarest
Title: Niculina Opréa
Contact person: Niculina Opréa - - - Telephone: +40 724 373 566


RUSSIA - Yekaterinburg
Title: Pressed Cookies (Russian pryanik) 
Host Organization: Pararam Gallery 
When: April 1 2008Where: lenina 50 Ж
Contact person: Marina Sokolovskaya - - Telephone: +7 904.98.611.34


Title: Let’s Make An Edible Book 
Host Organization: Eduplus Language Centre Pte Ltd
When: Sunday March 30, 2008, 10am-4pm
Where: Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic CT 06355
Contact person: Jade Chen -; - - Telephone: 0065.6463.1207


USA - Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Title: School of Library and Information Studies Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of Alabama, School of Library and Information Studies: Student Advisory Committee, Student Chapter ALA, MFA in the Book Arts Program
When: April 1, 2008, 12:00pm
Where: 513 Gorgas Library, Box 870252, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487
Contact person: Bridget Elmer - - - - Telephone: 205.348.4610
Description/Comment: The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is hosting an Edible Book Festival potluck. Book-shaped (and book-related) food is encouraged. Everyone is invited to participate. The event is co-sponsored by the Student Advisory Committee, the Student Chapter of ALA and the MFA in the Book Arts Program.


USA - California - Sacramento
Title: Center for the Cooked Book Host Organization: Wes Doak
When: April 1, 2008. 6pm - 8 pm 
Where: 5870 Shepard Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819
Contact person: Wes Doak - -  - Telephone: 916.669.8376
Description/Comment: Open to professional and home bakers, this event is a fund-raiser for the CBHS Library Media Center. Potential contestants must pre-register with the contact person listed below. There is a small entrance fee and all entries will be sold to the highest bidder.


USA - Colorado - Boulder
Title: The International Edible Book Show & Tea 
Host Organization: The Book Arts League
When: April 5, 4 : 6 pm 
Where: Dairy Center for the Arts 2590 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80302 -
Contact person: Julia Seko - - - Telephone: 303.442.8921 (Earl Noe)
Description/Comment: The International Edible Book Show & Tea is a lighthearted blend of Julia Child and Dada, in which artists create edible works of art and present their works in a show that ends with the consumption of the artworks by those present.


USA - Connecticut - Mystic & Groton
Title: 2nd Annual Edible Book Tea 
Host Organization: Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library, Friends of the Bill Memorial Library and Groton Public Library Circle of Friends
When: March 30, 2008, 1-3pm 
Where: Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown SRd., Groton CT
Contact person: Peggy Brissette - -
Description/Comment: This is the second year the 3 Friends of Libraries in Groton are participating in this delicious event! Free and open to all!


USA - Connecticut - New Haven
Title: Fith annual Edible Book Tea 
Host Organization: Creative Arts Workshop
When: Saturday April 5, 9:12Where: 80 Audubon Street
Contact person: Paulette Rosen, Vassiliki Giannopoulos - - -  Telephone 203.562.4927
Description/Comment: The Fifth Annual Edible Book Tea will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 in the Laura K. Lada-Mocarski Book Bindery at Creative Arts Workshop. Drop off books and set up display, 9-10 am; Show opens to the public, 10-11 am. Tea will be served and books will be consumed at 11 am.


USA - District of Columbia - Washington
Title: E-A-T Books 
Host Organization: Corcoran College of Art + DesignWhen: April 1, 2008 4:00pm
Where: 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006Contact person: Lynn Sures - 
Description/Comment: This free event will include Casey Smith of the Writer\'s Center reading/eating one of his poems. The exhibition of rare and unique objects will be immediately followed by a book tasting.


USA - Florida - Coral Gables
Host Organization: University of Miami, Department of Art & Art History
When: April 1, 2008, 6:30 - 9 PM
Where: University of Miami, Rainbow Building, Coral Gables Campus
Contact person: Carol Todaro - - Telephone: 305.756.1202
Description/Comment: The class "Artists" Books: Structure and Content" (ART 555) presents "Edible Books" as part of the course curriculum. Our book arts class hosts an evening of edible books and related shenanigans in celebration of the International Edible Books Festival and April Fools Day.


USA - Florida - Jacksonville
Title: Fith annual Edible Book Tea 
Host Organization: Learn to Read Jacksonville
When: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12 noon
Where: 2747 Art Museum Drive, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Contact person: Larissa Brooks -  - - Telephone: 904.399.8894
Description/Comment: We are a non-profit adult literacy organization. One of the books we use to help our students is the "Laubach Way to Reading." We are going to make an edible version of the skillbook, display it, and enjoy the sweet rewards of reading on this day! We are inviting students, volunteers, board members and staff to join the festival.


USA - Florida - New Smyrna Beach
Title: It's Time to Consume Books! - Edible Book Contest
Host Organization: New Smyrna Beach Middle SchoolWhen: March 27 12 noon
Where: Media Center on campus, 1200 S. Myrtle Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Contact person: Dana Thompson - - -  - Telephone: 386.424.2550 ext. 36831
Description/Comment: Because of Spring Break, our Edible Book Contest will be one of the first held - on the last day of school prior to Spring Break.Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades challenge high school students,college students, and the local community to participate in the Media Center's "Consume Books" event. Participates must register for one of the following catagories: fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy, biography. Ribbons, prizes, and cookbooks will be given by our Media Center business partners.


USA - Georgia - Decatur
Title: Edible Book Festival 
Host Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta and the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
When: March 29, 2008 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Where: Wordsmiths Books, 545 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030, USA
Contact person: Ann Frellsen -  -  Telephone: 404.727.0307
Description/Comment: Play with your food and eat your words at the 5th annual Atlanta event. For more information and to register contact Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta at (404) 377-READ. All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta programs to increase adult literacy.


USA - Ilinois - Champaign-Urbana
Title: Third Annual C-U Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of Illinois LIbrary
When: April 1, 2008, 11:30am - public viewing begins, 12:15pm - introductions and judges\' commentary, 12:45pm - eating of booksWhere: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61801 USA
Contact person: Sue Searing -  -  - Telephone: 217.333.4456
Description/Comment: For the second time, the C-U Edible Book Festival is part of the "Know Your University" lunchtime series at the University YMCA. Local celebrity judges will make awards for literary merit (Fred Schlipf, retired director of the Urbana Free Library), culinary merit (Ashlee Roderick, pastry chef and owner of The Cake Artist's Studio) and artistic merit (Jennifer Hain Teper, Conservation Librarian, UIUC). The Champaign Public Library is providing funding as part of its "Meet A Hero @ Your Library" community reading program, and there will be a special award for the edible book that best represents that theme, as well as a People's Choice award. (Funding for the "Meet a Hero @ Your Library" grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Servi! ces (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


USA - Ilinois - Chicago
Title: Edible Books Show & Tea
Host Organization: Columbia College ChicagoWhen: April 1, 5-7pm
Where: Columbia College Chicago Libary 3rd Floor, 624 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Contact person: Elisabeth Long -  - 
Description/Comment: Artists with a culinary streak, chefs with artistic flair, and book lovers are invited to participate by whipping up an edible book for this event. Submit a book and get in free. Or just come to enjoy the show (Admission $10) and help us vote for Best In Show, Most Book-like, Best Visual Pun, Best Presentation, and Most Likely To Be Devoured. And, of course, once the voting is over - help us eat the books!


USA - Ilinois - El Paso
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: El Paso Public Library
When: 4:00 - 7:00 PM April 17
Where: 149 W 1st Street El Paso IL 61738
Contact person: Carla Skare - - - Telephone: 309.527.4360


USA - Ilinois - Normal
Title: Edible Book Festival 2008
Host Organization: Milner Library
When: April 1st, 2008 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Where: 201 North School St. · Normal, IL 61790-8900
Contact person: Toni Tukcer - - - Telephone: 309.438.3451
Description/Comment: Milner Library's Third Annual Edible Book Festival will take place at Milner Library on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 in the main lobby. Please join us, either as an "author" (edible book creator) or as a "critic" (eater of edible books), as the Preservation Division welcomes you to play with your food in the library. If you plan to author an edible book, please follow these guidlines. * All ingredients used to create your book must be edible. They do not need to be the most appetizing ingredients, but they do need to be edible. * All books must come with a \"table of contents\", also known as a list of ingredients. * Submit your book along with the list of ingredients to the Preservation Division in Room 162 of Milner Library before 10:00am on Tuesday, April 1. * We suggest each entry be accompanied by one or more non-perishable food items, which we will donate to a local food bank.


USA - Indiana - Fort Wayne
Title: Ivy Tech Community College Library\'s Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Ivy Tech Community College Library
When: April 1, 2008 from 12pm-2pm 
Where: 3800 North Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46805
Contact person: Jen Traore - - - Telephone: 260.480.4176
Description/Comment: Ivy Tech students, faculty, and staff and the general public are invited to create edible books for display and consumption. Creations will be installed from 11am-12pm; viewing will be between 12pm and 1pm; and book-tasting will be held from 1pm-2pm.


USA - Kansas - Topeka
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Topeca & Shawnee County Public Library
When: April 4, 2008, 5:30-8:30pm 
Where: 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kanses 66604
Contact person: Brea Black - - - Telephone: 785.580.4515 
Description/Comment: Eaten a good book lately? Help your library celebrate the 9th International Edible Book Festival which takes place once a year on or around April Fools’Day. Join your fellow Topekans in celebrating the intellectual and emotional nourishment that books and reading provide. Use your culinary skills to create a book-shaped edible work of art or use the title or content of a book as inspiration for your edible creation. Bring your completed masterpiece to the library for the festival and let the fun begin! For more information and to register for the festival, call the Sabatini Gallery at 785-580-4515. This festival is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Call to reserve your space by March 31 at 5:00 pm.


USA - Maine - Bangor
Title: Books2Eat 2008
Host Organization: Eastern Maine Community College
When: April 9, 2008, 4 - 6 pm Where: Rangeley Hall, Sylvan Road, Bangor
Contact person: Karen Reilly - - -  Telephone: 207.974.54640 
Description/Comment: Participants entering edible books and those simply attending will both enjoy "high tea" provided by our own culinary arts students. Attendees will vote for their favorite edible artwork.


USA - Maine - Norway
Title: International Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Friends of Norway Memorial LibraryWhen: April 5, 2008 7:00-9:00 pm 
Where: Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway, Maine 042684
Contact person: Allison Rosenblatt -  - - Telephone: 207.743.5309 
Description/Comment: Our first Books2Eat event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Norway Memorial Library. Restaurants, chefs, and all who love books/love to cook are invited to enter. The evening program includes a gallery walk to view the entries, music by Act V, a trio of singers, voting in designated categories (gilded spoon awards), then tasting the entries. All proceeds will go to help the Friends purchase the audio and dvd collections for the Library.Books2Eat is a great idea. We\'ve included a category - "locavore", along with more standard ones - title puns, interpretations, most artistic, best use of materials, and, of course - Best in Show.


USA - Maine - Portland
Title: International Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Portland Public Library
When: Wed., April 2, 2008, 11:30am-2:00pm 
Where: Portland Public Library. 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine, USA
Contact person: Heather Brigham Tiffany - - - Telephone: 207 871-1700 ext. 758
Description/Comment: Portland Public Library\'s (Portland, Maine) 3rd Annual International Edible Book Festival.


USA - Maryland - Ellicott City
Title: Books 2 Eat: Workshop & Contest
Host Organization: Howard County Library
When: Workshop: Monday March 24, 2008 3:30-4:30 PM - Contest: Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 7:00-8:00 PM 
Where: Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Contact person: Courtney Gardinier - - - Telephone: 410-313-1950
Description/Comment: Workshop-Learn cake decorating techniques.Contest- Bring a cake you decorated at home. All cakes will be judged - the best wins a prize!


USA - Massachusetts - Boston
Title: TASTY: books to eat
Host Organization: School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
When: April 3, 2008 9:00 to 12:00 Where: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway, Boston, Ma
Contact person: Anne Pelikan - 
Description/Comment: Artists, members of the class Artist\'s Books: an introduction, will create a visual feast . . . books to eat.


USA - Michigan - Cass City
Title: Books2eat 
Host Organization: Rawson Memorial District Library and the Cass City Arts Council
When: April 19, 2008, 11-2pm 
Where: 6495 Pine Street, Cass City, MI 48726
Contact person: Kate Van Auken - - - Telephone: 989.872.2856


USA - Michigan - East Lansing
Title: "An Eating" 
Host Organization: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
When: April 1, 2008 3:00p.m. Where: Snyder Hall, MSU
Contact person: Anita Skeen - - - Telephone: 517.432.202


USA - Michigan - Kalamazoo
Title: Third Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
When: April 5, 2008, 3:30-6:00Where: 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 103A
Contact person: Jeff Abshear - - - Telephone: 517.432.202


USA - Minesota - St. Joseph
Title: Clemens Library Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s UniversityWhen: April 1st, 3pm - 5pm 
Where: Clemens Library, 37S. College Ave., St. Joseph, MNContact person: LeAnn Suchy - - / Telephone: 320.363.5296
Description/Comment: This is the First Annual Clemens Library Edible Book Festival! Prizes awarded in 3 categories. Students, Faculty, Staff and Order of Saint Benedict encouraged to enter. Join us in this international event to help make it a success!


USA - New Hampshire - Northwood
Title: Northwood's Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Chesley Memorial Library
When: March 29, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
Contact person: Danielle Fortin - - - 603.942.5472 
Description/Comment: Northwood's Second Annual Edible Book Festival! Held at Northwood's Town Hall and sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library.


USA - New York - New York City
Title: Travelogue Edible Books
Host Organization: Center for Book Arts
When: April 3, 6 pm-9 pm
Where: 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001
Contact person: Alexander Campos -  - - 212.481.0295 
Description/Comment: The Center for Book Arts Annual Benefit Travelogue Edible Books: chef-produced, artist-designed To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 212-481-0295.


USA - North Carolina - Durham
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Duke University Libraries
When: April 1, 2008 2-3:30pmWhere: Duke University Library, Perkins Library, Tower Room 201
Contact person: Beth Doyle - - - 919.660.5985
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USA - North Carolina - Morganton
Title: Eat  Your Words 
Host Organization: Morganton  Day School 
When: April 1, 2008 Where: 305 West Concord Street, Morganton,  NC 28655 
Contact person: Lisa Antley - - Telephone: 828.437.6782 
Description/Comment: Our K-8 indepedent school will host this event for all elementary and secondary schools in the Morganton area.


USA - North Carolina - Waynesville
Host Organization: Central Elementary
When: April 1, 2008
Where: Osonsu Bookstore 
Contact person: Teri Lockhart - - Telephone: 828.456.2405
Description/Comment: A community event to promote literacy and the love of books.


USA - Ohio - Burton
Title: Edible Book Festival 
Host Organization: Burton Public Library 
When: Sunday March 4 - 2:30pm 
Where: 14588 W. Park St., Burton, Ohio, USA 
Contact person: Linda Baker -  - - Telephone: 440.834.4466 
Description/Comment: Our 6th Annual Edible Book Festival. Prizes will be given for Funniest, Most Realistic and Most Unique. We will have sugar cookies shaped like books to decorate plus a short story program before we eat the books.


USA - Ohio - Cincinnati 1
Title: International Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: University of Cincinnati Libraries 
When: April 1, 1pm
Where: McDonald Library, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45212 
Contact person: Melissa Cox Norris - - - Telephone: 513.556.1558
Description/Comment: For the 7th consecutive year, University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate the International Edible Books Festival with an event scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 from 1-2pm in the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library. At the event, over 20 participants will present edible creations that represent a book in some form. There are few restrictions in creating an edible book - namely that the creation be edible and have something to do with a book. Submitted entries include such edible titles as Stone Soup, Three Cups of Tea, A Raisin in the Sun, and Animal Farm among other literary greats.


USA - Ohio - Cincinnati 2
Title: Xavier University Library Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: Xavier University, McDonald Library 
When: April 1, 2008 2pmWhere: McDonald Library, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45212 
Contact person: Lindsey Ritzert -


USA - Ohio - Cincinnati 3
Host Organization: College of Mount St. Joseph 
Contact person: Delane Bender-Slack - 
Description/Comment: Sponsored by the education department, students will create and show edible books.


USA - Ohio - Cleveland
Title: Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: Loganberry Books & Strong Bindery 
When: Saturday, April 5, 1:00pm
Where: Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland OH 44120 
Contact person: Harriett Logan - -  - Telephone: 216-.795.9800
Description/Comment: There's just one rule: make edible art that has something to do with books. How people choose to interpret that rule is wherein lies the fun. This year's contest categories are: Best Imagination, Best Binding, and Best Eating. Each is won by popular vote and awarded appropriate book prizes at 2pm. Then we grab our forks! Don't be late, the creations don't last long after that!


USA - Ohio - Granville
Title: Books2eat
Host Organization: Denison University Libraries
When: 2:30-4:00Where: 400 W. Loop, Granville, OH
Contact person: Debby Andreadis -
Description/Comment: Ever had to eat your words? Well now you can and enjoy them too. Come join us for Denison University Libraries' 5th annual Books2Eat event.


USA - Pennsylvania - Broomall
Title: Marple Public Library's Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Mellon Middle School
When: Sunday March 30 at 2:00pm Where: 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008
Contact person: Jennifer Stock - - - Telephone: 610.356.1510
Description/Comment: This is our first Edible Book Festival. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of best adult, teen, child, group and most original entries, along with a People's Choice award. Local celebrities will judge the event. All proceeds will benefit the Marple Public Library's Endowment Fund.


USA - Pennsylvania - Mt. Lebanon
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Marple Public Library
Contact person: Julie Tomer - - Telephone: 412.344.2122


USA - Texas - Denton
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Friends of the UNT Libraries / Rare Book & Texana Collections, University of North Texas Libraries
When: April 1, 2008, 2pm-4 pm
Where: Rare Book Room, rm. 437, Willis Library, UNT Campus, Denton, Texas
Contact person: Edward Hoyenski - - - Telephone: 940.565.2769
Description/Comment: Library staff, students, and members of the community are invited to this annual celebration of books, art, and food, with awards for the most creative and the best tasting. Proceeds benefit the Rare Book & Texana Collections.


USA - Texas - Grand Prairie
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Grand Prairie Library Foundation
When: Satruday, April 5; 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Contact person: Elisabeth McMahon - -  - Telephone: 972.237.5740
Description/Comment: The Edible Book Festival displays "books" created by staff members and library users. Awards are presented in 4 categories: Artistic, Cleverest, Most Appealing, and People’s Choice. Votes in the People’s Choice category will be accepted for a $1 donation to the Library Foundation. Money collected in this event will benefit the libraries of the Grand Prairie Public Library System.


USA - Washington - Tacoma
Host Organization: University of Puget Sound Library
When: April 1, 12-2pm Where: 1500 N. Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416
Contact person: Sue Boggs - - Telephone: 253.879.2667