Programme 2009

Title: B.E.S.T. Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Bookbinding Etsy Street Team
When: 9pm EDT, April 1, 2009
Where: It will be a virtual gathering in a chat room where we will share photos and chat
Contact person: Rhonda Miller - -
Telephone: 902-453-0047
Description/Comment: Bookbinding Etsy Street Team will host a virutal Edible Book Festival. Our members are spread all over the world so we will meet virtually on April 1, 2009 and share photos in an online chat environment. We will also add photos of all the books to our website.


Canada - NF - St. John’s
Title: The Annual Mad Hatters' High Tea and Edible Book Feast
Host Organization: Book Arts Assn. of newfoundland and Labrador and Eastern Edge Gallery
When: Sunday April 5th, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: 72 Harbour Drive
Contact person: Tara Bryan -
Telephone: 709-437-1963
Description/Comment: The Annual Mad Hatters' High Tea and Edible Book Feast returns with an added twist: a celebration of Dog's Breakfast BAANAL's recently published collection of letterpress-printed recipes by Newfoundland artists, writers, musicians and foodies. Prizes for: the Best Hat the Person Most Like Royalty and (of course) a host of Awards for Excellence in Book Edibility


China - Shanghai
Title: Shanghai Books2eat 2009
Host Organization: M on the Bund
When: Sunday March 22 2009 12 - 5 pm
Where: 7/F, No. 5 The Bund (at Guangdong Lu) Shanghai 200002 China
Contact person: Bruno Van Der Burg - -

Telephone: + 86-21 6350-9988

Description/Comment: Shanghai Books2eat will be a fun finish to the city's literary festival & the only event where eating ones words can be undertaken with relish & enjoyment. Hosted & organised by M on the Bund the competition is open to all ages. Afternoon tea tickets available from M on the Bund.


France - Libercourt
Title: Goûter livresque
Host Organization: Bibliothèque municipale Raymond Devos
When: 1er avril de 15h00 à  18h00
Where: Escale, boulevard Faidherbe
Contact person: Hildegarde Druart - -
Telephone: 03 21 37 12 58
Description/Comment: Pour cette 2e édition du Goûter Livresque, n'ayez pas peur de mettre les mains à  la pâte. Laissez parler votre imagination et créez votre livre mangeable qui sera montré et dévoré. Au menu de cet après midi gourmand : 15h00 à 16h30 – Amuses bouches littéraires agrémentés de surprises 16h30 – « Histoires sans faim » par le Cie Home Théâtre Contes fruités pour petits et grands gourmands ! 17h00 – Dégustation des livres à  manger Réalisation Ville de Libercourt en partenariat avec les associations Horizon Jeunesse et Lire Ensemble Agréablement. Organisée dans le cadre du Festival International du Livre mangeable, avec le soutien du Fond de participation des Habitants et de la Médiathèque Départementale de Prêt du Pas-de-Calais.


India - Auroville
Title: Tea hour of the edible book
Host Organization: Quiet Healing Center
When: April 1st 2009
Where: Quiet Healing Center
Contact person: Peter Küstermann -
Description/Comment: On that occasion Peter Küstermann will bake his book2eat on stage with the concentrated energy of  the audience, in his bookbaker´s outfit.


Hong Kong
Title: Hong Kong Edible Book Festival

Host Organization: Bookworks & M at the Fringe
When: Saturday March 21st 2009 12 - 5 pm

Where: The Rotunda, Exchange Square 8 Connaught Place, Central Hong Kong
Contact person: Dominique Harris - -

Telephone: + 852 2810 7787
Description/Comment: Hong Kong books2eat is a competition, exhibition & afternoon tea charity event open to all. The event allows entrants to challenge their creative & culinary skills & publicly exhibit the results for all to admire & then eat alongside a sumptuous afternoon tea buffet. Fantastic prizes can be won. There is a 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 by ticket entry from 3 - 5 pm. Tickets available from Dymocks bookstores & the organisers.


Russia - Udmurtia - Izhevsk
Title: Tasty book
Host Organization: Magazine “Tasty life”, National Library
When: 1.04.2009 17:00

Where: Russian Federation, Izhevsk, Sovetskaya st., 11
Contact person: Svetlana Galanova -


Title: "一诺千金" - Singapore 2nd Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: EG2 Elite Chinese Culture Language Institute
When: 18th April 2009 14.30-16.00
Where: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, Ulu Pandan Community Club Multi-purpose Hall, Singapore
Contact person: Stella, Sun Qian - -

Telephone: 6459 1059
Description/Comment: Using glutinous rice as main ingredience for making edible books. The meaning of this event is to stimulate children's creativity and appreciate Chinese food culture while using glutinous rice to represent their work and deliver the understanding of the value of "Promise". The pronunciation of "Glutinous" in Chinese is same as that of "promise".


Sweden - Norrköpng
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: The NABBEN Bookbinding society
When: April 1st, 19h30
Where: The NABBEN Bookbindery
Contact person: Thomas Ederth -


USA - California - Santa Barbara
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
When: 25 March 2009 2pm-4pm
Where: Santa Barbara City Collge, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93109 USA
Contact person: Elizabeth Bowman - -
Telephone: 805-964-0581 x2633
Description/Comment: The International Edible Book Festival is held annually around April 1st, the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. This “ephemeral global banquet” in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is way to have fun celebrating our love of books and to reflect on our attachment to food and in our culture. Rules for entry: Create something that looks like a book, is inspired by a book, or makes a pun on a book title or content. Must be edible! Prizes! will be awarded for entries: Most like a book Most tasty Most funny Best in Show


USA - Colorado - Boulder
Title: Tenth International Edible Book Show & Tea
Host Organization: Book Arts League
When: April 4, 2009, 4-5:30
Where: Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder Colorado 80302
Contact person: Louise Padden - - -
Telephone: 303-449-4421


USA - Connecticut - Mystic
Title: 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library, Friends of the Bill Memorial Library and Groton Public Library Circle of Friends
When: Sunday, March 29 2009 1-3pm Where: 40 Library St. Mystic CT 06355
Contact person: Peggy Brissette - -
Description/Comment: The three Friends of Libraries in Groton will again host an Edible Book Festival, this year at the Mystic & Noank Library. The event is free and open to the public.


USA - Connecticut - New Haven
Title: Edible Book Tea
Host Organization: Creative Arts Workshop
When: Saturday, April 4 2009, 10-noon
Where: 80 Audubon St. New Haven CT 06510
Contact person: Paulette Rosen - -
Telephone: 203-562-4927
Description/Comment: This is our 6th annual tea held in the Book Bindery at Creative Arts Workshop, a community arts and crafts school. You are welcome to make something (deliver at 9am) or just join us for tea and book eating at 11am!


USA - Delaware - Wilmington
Title: Edible Book Fest
Host Organization: Golden-Beacom College When: 3/26/09, 1:00-3:00
Where: 4701 Limestone road, Wilmington, DE
Contact person: Pam Stewart - -
Telephone: 302-225-6247
Description/Comment: Faculty, staff, students and community members come together to celebrate the eaten word! Edible books will be displayed, admired and rapidly consumed!


USA - District of Columbia - Washington
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Guild of Bookworkers Potomac Chapter and Pyramind Atlantic Arts Center
When: April 4, 2009
Where: 8230 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact person: Vicki Lee - - Telephone: 410-260-6440


USA - Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Title: 4th Annual Champaign-Urbana Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of Illinois Library
When: Tuesday, March 31, 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Contact person: Sue Searing - -
Telephone: 217-333-4456
Description/Comment: The event is part of the YMCA's "Know Your University" lunch-time series of programs. Open to the public. Free admission. A panel of three local "celebrity" judges will award prizes in several categories.


USA - Illinois - Chicago
Title: 10th Annual Edible Books Show & Tea
Host Organization: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts / Columbia College Library
When: April 1, 6-8 PM

Where: Columbia College Library / 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor - North / Chicago, IL 60605
Contact person: Gina Ordaz - -
Telephone: 312-369-6630
Description/Comment: This year's event is a tribute to Judith Hoffberg, and the theme is Fahrenheit 451, after the Ray Bradbury novel.


USA - Indiana - Fort Wayne
Title: The Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Ivy Tech Community College
When: April 1, 2009 from 12pm-2pm
Where: 3800 North Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Contact person: Jennifer Traore - - Telephone: 260-480-4176
Description/Comment: The Edible Book Festival will take place at the main campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Edible book viewing will be between 12pm and 1pm; the reception and book-tasting will be held from 1pm-2pm. The Festival is open to Ivy Tech students, employees, and the general public.

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USA - Indiana - Muncie
Title: Edible Books !
Host Organization: Kennedy Branch, Muncie Public Library
When: Saturday, April 4, 1:30-4 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Library 1700 W. McGalliard, Muncie IN 47304
Contact person: Harriette Harra - - -
Telephone: 765-747-8209
Description/Comment: Registrants bring their edible literary creations to be judged and exhibited. Free and open to the public. Author Kelsey Trimmer, "Where am I Wearing" is one of the judges. Visit www.munpl.or and click on Edible Books for information and registration.

USA - Illinois - Normal
Title: Milner Library, Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: Milner Library, Illinois State University
When: Wednesday, April 1 2009
Where: Milner Library, Illinois State University campus, Normal
Contact person: Ross Griffiths - -

Telephone: (309) 438-7463
Description/Comment: Book lovers, foodies and everybody in between creates and shares edible books and competes for prizes donated by local businesses.

USA - Iowa - Iowa City
Title: Edible Books Festival 2009
Host Organization: University of Iowa Center for the Book
When: April 1st, 10am - 2pm

Where: University of Iowa Main Library, Iowa City, IA
Contact person: Jessica White -

Telephone: (319) 331-5621
Description/Comment: The University of Iowa’s Center for the Book invites faculty, staff, and students to join us in celebrating the annual International Edible Books Festival by creating a delicious book to share with your fellow literary and food enthusiasts. To celebrate this international event, the Book Arts Club is organizing an exhibition of edible books to be on display on April 1st (no joke!) in the North Lobby of the University of Iowa Main Library. There are only two rules; entries must be edible and they must have something to do with books as shapes and/or content. Exhibit will be from 10am-12noon, with a reception and book tasting from 12noon-2pm.

USA - Kansas - Topeka
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
When: 5:30-8:30 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009

Where: 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS
Contact person: Brea Black - -

Telephone: 785-580-4515
Description/Comment: Eaten a good book lately? Celebrate the 10th International Edible Book Festival by creating a culinary masterpiece based on the content or form of a book. Reserve space for your entry by March 30th. Call 785-580-4515 for more information and to register.

USA - Massachusetts - Lowell
Title: Books 2 Eat Festival
Host Organization: Western Avenue Studios Artist Association
When: April 4, 2009 , 4pm
Where: 122 Western Avenue, 3rd flr Common Area, Lowell, MA 01851

Contact person: Maxine Farkas - -
Description/Comment: Come join us in celebration of the 10th Annual Edible Book Festival and the 1st Annual Friends of Western Avenue Studios Book Sale.

USA - Michigan - White Lake
Title: Books 2 Eat Festival
Host Organization: White Lake Township Library
When: April 4, 2009 10:30 am - 2:00 p.m.
Where: 7527 E. Highland Rd. White Lake, MI 48383
Contact person: Denise E. Harris - -
Telephone: 248-698-4942
Description/Comment: All ages, teams or individuals, are invited to join us in this annual worldwide event celebrating books and food. All ingredients used in your creation must be edible and safe at room temperature for several hours while on display. Get creative! Bring entries to the Library Saturday morning April 4. Judging for prizes begins at noon, with the ingestion of literary culture at 1:00 as we share in eating the entries!

USA - Minnesota - St. Joseph
Title: Clemens Library Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Libraries of the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 3-5pm
Where: Clemens Library, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph, Minnesota
Contact person: LeAnn Suchy - -
Telephone: 320-363-5296
Description/Comment: The Clemens Library Edible Book Festival will be held on April 1, 2009! Bookstore gift certificates awarded to the top entries in the following categories: Most Looks Like a Book, Most Inspired by a Book and Judge's Favorite. Come help us make this international event a success!

USA - New Hampshire - Northwood
Title: Northwood's Third Annual IEBF
Host Organization: Chesley Memorial Library
When: April 4, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Where: Northwood's Town Hall, 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood NH 03261

Contact person: Danielle Fortin - -
Telephone: 603-942-5472
Description/Comment: The Chesley Memorial Library is pleased to invite you to attend Northwood's Third Annual International Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 4, from 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m at Northwood's Town Hall, located at 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike. Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to submit an entry! There is no charge for attending or for submitting an edible book. Viewers will be voting on their favorites in three categories: Punniest, Most Creative, and Best Workmanship. If you are have any questions please visit us online at or call the library at 942-5472 and ask for Danielle!

USA - New York - Buffalo
Title: Edible Book Show
Host Organization: Western New York Book Arts Collaborative
When: April 1, 2009, 6-9 pm
Where: WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. Buffalo NY 14213 USA

Contact person: Richard Kegler - -
Telephone: 716 903 6875
Description/Comment: This hybrid pot-luck dinner meets art show will push the limits of what defines a "book" and open up the WNY Book Arts Center for one last public event before the Grand Opening in May. Participants are encouraged to create something tasty and ponderous...bordering on preposterous.

USA - New York - New York City
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization:
When: April 1, 2009, 8pm
Where: home
Contact person: Richard Kegler - -

Description/Comment: Home made diner to eat my words.

USA - North Carolina - Asheville
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Asheville BookWorks

When: April 1, 2009 6-9 PM
Where: 428 1/2 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
Contact person: Erin Johnson - -

Telephone: 828.255.8444
Description/Comment: On April 1, 2009, Asheville BookWorks will host Asheville’s first International Edible Book Festival. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for classes at BookWorks for residents of Asheville and surrounding communities. The Event: The Edible Book Festival is a night of fun, food, and excitement! Arrive hungry! A silent auction of the edible books will be held during the event, and some pieces will be sold by the slice. Winners of the silent auction will be asked to eat the works at the event. A panel comprised of local restaurant owners, writers, and artists will judge participating books on the creativity of the materials used and how those materials further the goals of the writing or design. The top three artists selected by the judges will receive prizes. In addition, everyone attending the event will have a ballot and can rate the pieces on creativity of materials, concept, and execution. Call for Entries: BookWorks is soliciting participants for the Edible Book Festival to create entries that are “bookish” – that is, they integrate text or literary inspiration and/or that are “book-like” in form. Each participant will receive two free tickets to the event and can take part in the Edible Book Festival’s competition. Download a pdf Submission Form or stop by Asheville BookWorks. Completed forms are due by March 20th. Books that do not need refrigeration should be delivered to BookWorks between March 30th and March 31st 2009. Books that need refrigeration should be delivered on April 1st by noon.

USA - Pennsylvania - Pittsburg
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Andrew Mellon Middle School

When: April 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm
Where: 11 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Contact person: Julie Tomer - -

Telephone: 412-344-2122

USA - Pennsylvania - Swarthmore
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Swarthmore College Library
Contact person: Heather Hightower -

USA - Ohio - Burton
Title: 7th Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Burton Public Library
When: Sunday, March 29 2:30 p.m.
Where: 13715 W. Park St., Burton, OH 44021
Contact person: Linda Baker - -
Telephone: 440-834-4466
Description/Comment: Participants may bring their edible book creations to the library at 2:30 p.m. on March 29. Prizes will be give for Funniest, Most Realistic, and Most Unique. We will have sugar cookies shaped like books to decorate as well as stories and fun!

USA - Ohio - Cleveland
Title: Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: Loganberry Books & Strong Bindery
When: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 1:00pm
Where: 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland OH 44120
Contact person: Harriett Logan - -
Telephone: 216-795-9800
Description/Comment: It’s coming… our sixth annual Edible Books Festival! What is it? It’s a creative contest. What is an Edible Book? You be the judge. The only rule is to make edible art that has something to do with books. Contest Categories for 2009 (won by popular vote and awarded to appropriate books) are: Most Inspiring, Most Literary, and Most Delectable.

USA - Ohio - Cincinnati
Title: Edible Books
Host Organization: Xavier University Library
When: April 1, 2009 1pm
Where: IRC (1st fl of library)
Contact person: Lindsey Ritzert - -
Description/Comment: McDonald Library 3rd annual Edible Books Festival. All are invited to subit an edible entrie. All are welcome to view and eat the entries.

USA - Ohio - Cincinnati
Title: International Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: University of Cincinnati Libraries
When: April 1
Where: Langsam Library, 5th floor lobby
Contact person: Melissa Cox Norris - - Telephone: (513)556-1558 Description/Comment: 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 The Secret Life of Bees, The Oreo of Species, and The Very Hungry Catepillar among other literary greats. As in year's past, entries will be judged according to such categories as "Most Literary," "Most Inspired," "Long Overdue," and "Most Checked-out." After the entries are judged they will be consumed and enjoyed by all in attendance.

USA - Ohio - Granville
Title: Books2Eat Festival
Host Organization: Denison University Libraries
When: April 1, 2009, 2:30pm
Where: 400 W. Loop, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023
Contact person: Debby Andreadis - -
Telephone: 740-587-5653
Description/Comment: Read a cake or eat a book as Denison Libraries participate for the sixth year in the International Edible Books Festival. On Wednesday, April 1, the event will again take place in the Library Atrium (near the Jazzman’s Coffee Café) starting at 2:30 p.m. Denison staff, faculty, and students and the Granville community are invited to enter an edible art creation or to come and enjoy the food and festivities.

USA - Ohio - Toledo
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Toledo Home Education League of Parents
When: April 3, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland, OH
Contact person: Erin Osstifin -
Description/Comment: Homeschoolers will host the food celebration that's all about books!

USA - Ohio - Warren
Title: Edible Book Fest
Host Organization: First Book Trumbull County
When: Wed. April 1, 2009 6 p.m.
Where: Trumbull County Career and Technical Center, Warren, OH
Contact person: Ellen Finan -
Telephone: 330-638-4393
Description/Comment: A fundraising event for First Book. Entries must be based on a children's book. Judges will select winner and there will also be a Peoples' Choice Award. $3 admission. Basket raffle

USA - Ohio - Worthington
Title: Edible Book Contest
Host Organization: Northwest Library
When: 4/1/09 7-9 pm
Where: 2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Contact person: Mandy Knapp -
Telephone: 614-807-2626

USA - Pennsylvania - Broomall
Title: Marple Public Library's Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Marple Public Library
When: March 29, 2009 at 2:00PM
Where: 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008
Contact person: Jennifer Stock - -

Telephone: 610-356-1510
Description/Comment: Community members will create bookish edible entries for our 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. We are also celebrating Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, so there's a special edible Lincoln category this year! All proceeds to benefit our library endowment fund.

USA - Pennsylvania - Chambersburg
Title: Books2Eat at Grove Library
Host Organization: Grove Family Library
When: April 18, 2009 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: 101 Ragged Edge Road South, Chambersburg, PA 17353
Contact person: Carol Rinehart - -
Telephone: 717-264-9663
Description/Comment: Celebrating National Library week, Grove Library's third annual event is a silent auction to benefit the library. Each year we have had more than 20 entries, with everyone from students to professional caterers participating.

USA - Texas - Austin
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Kilgarlin Center at University of Texas
When: April 1, 2p - 4p
Where: 1800 Red River St. (at MLK)
Contact person: Evan Knight - - 

USA - Texas - Denton
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of North Texas Libraries
When: April 6, 2009 2:00 P.M.
Where: 1506 Highland Avenue Willis Library Denton, TX 76203
Contact person: Ellen Truax -
Telephone: 940-565-2688
Description/Comment: The University of North Texas Libraries hosts its annual Edible Books Festival offering the opportunity to experience artistry via all the senses.

USA - Texas - Grand Prairie
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Grand Prairie Library Foundation
When: Saturday, April 4 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Contact person: Elisabeth McMahon - -
Telephone: 972-237-5700
Description/Comment: Entries in the Edible Book Festival will be on display in the Main Library. Judges will award prizes, and viewers may vote for the People\'s Choice award for a small donation.

USA - Washington - Camas
Title: Edible Books Extravaganza
Host Organization: Camas Public Library, Second Story Gallery
When: April 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607
Contact person: D. Zavortink -
Description/Comment: Children's and Adult Divisions are awarded prizes for most popular, the best looking "book" (la Pièce de résistance Rolling Pin), and the best tasting (Spatula D’Or.)

USA - Washington - Seattle
Title: Cook the Books! The Seattle Annual Edible Book Festival Host Organization: Seattle Center for Book Arts When: Saturday, April 4th, 2009 Where: The Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave North Contact person: Janet Fryberger - - Telephone: 206.632.7683 Description/Comment: Complete information and registration, and pictures of past entries, at

USA - Washington - Tacoma
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of Puget Sound Library, Collins Memorial Library
When: April 1, 2009, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: 1500 N. Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416
Contact person: Patt Leonard - -
Telephone: 253.879.2651
Description/Comment: Hosting the Festival for the third year on our beautiful campus in the South Puget Sound region. Students, faculty, and staff are especially encouraged to participate! Community members are welcome! Bake, broil, slice, frost, garnish, and bring your entry to Collins Library!