Programme 2010

Australia - South Australia - Adelaide
Title: Edible Book Low Tea
Host Organization: Magpie Studios
When: March 28th, 2010 - 2:00 PM
Where: Magpie Studios 147 Sheoak Road Belair
Contact person: Beth Evans - -
Telephone: 61-8-8346-7856
Description: Edible Book Low Tea
An exhibition of edible artists books to be viewed and then consumed at our wine and book tasting Low Tea. This event is part of the International Edible Book Festival and will be held at Magpie Studios on 28th March at 2 pm.


Canada - Newfoundland
Title: Books 2 Eat celebration
Host Organization: The Book Arts Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
When: April 4th, 1-4 pm
Where: Eastern Edge Gallery
Contact person: Marnie Pasons - - Tara Bryan -


Canada - Nova Scotia - Sydney
Title: Books2Eat
Host Organization: Cape Breton Regional Library
When: April 1, 4:00PM-7:00 PM
Where: 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney Nova Scotia
Contact person: Rosalie Gillis - -
Telephone: 902-562-3279


Canada - Québec - Laval
Title: 25 livres mangeables pour les 25 ans de la SLL
Host Organization: La Société littéraire de Laval
When: 6 avril 2010
Where: Foyer de la Maison des arts de Laval
Contact person: Danielle Shelton -
Telephone: 450-978-7669 poste 1


Canada - Québec - Montréal
Title: Festival international du livre mangeable
Host Organization: Institut du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie
When: 24 avril 2010
Where: 3535 Saint-Denis
Contact person: Danielle Shelton -
Telephone: 514-336-2938


Ireland - Dublin
Title: Edible Book Festival - for staff only
Host Organization: The Library Council
When: 1st April @ 11am
Contact person: Niamh McNamara -


Italy - Venice
Title: International Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
When: Friday, 26 March 2010, 4 p.m.
Where: Cannaregio 1798, 30121 Venezia, Italia
Contact person: Matilde Dolcetti - -
Description/Comment: Each year in this period a lesson of the Artist\'s Book course is dedicated to the Edible Book. Particpants include students of the school and visiting artists. The books are exhibited in the print shop, photographed, presented by the author and discussed as a group. The final act is to enjoy the gastronomic delights.


Title: Spring is time to eat/read Edible book festival
Host Organization: Eduplus Language Group
When: 4th, 5th April or 11th, 12th April
Where: 170 Ghim Moh Rd Ulu Pandan CC
Contact person: YangYe -
Telephone: 65-97366682
Description/Comment: Throught the action of making food and enjoy the books, to help our students and their parents to rebuild connection between kids and books and food.


Sweden - Norrköping
Title: Books 2 eat - Binders’ digest
Host Organization: Nabben Bookbinding society
When: Wednesday 31 March, 19-21
Where: Petter Swartzgatan 15c
Contact person: Thomas Ederth -


USA - Alabama - Birmingham
Title: Books2eat@the IRC
Host Organization: Alabama School of Fine Arts
When: April 1, 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: 1800 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact person: Ann Marie Pipkin - -
Telephone: 205-252-9241
Description/Comment: The ASFA IRC will be participating in a national Books2Eat celebration from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm in the IRC. This is an International Edible Book Festival held each year on April 1st. Sudents will bring edible books which must be bookish throught the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simple, the form. There will be prizes for the best edible book and, of course, we will eat the books after lunch when everyone has seen and voted on the one they liked best.


USA - California - Fresno
Title: Fresno County Library Centennial
Host Organization: Fresno County Public Library
When: March 12, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Where: 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721, USA
Contact person: Linda Calandra - -
Telephone: 559-488-3492
Description/Comment: We will be celebrating 100 years of Library service by opening the cornerstone of the Library building, having a presentation of the Library history and hosting an Edible Book Contest. the wdible books will be the refreshments at the event.


USA - California - Santa Barbara
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
When: 24 March 2010
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 SBCC Luria library invites all SBCC community members to enter an “edible book” to our 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. Create something inspired by a book (its contents, its cover, its ideas). All creations must be edible and will be eaten by Festival judges and attendees!


USA - Colorado - Boulder
Title: 11th International Edible Book Festival & Tea
Host Organization: The Book Arts League
When: April 11, 2010 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Contact person: Linda Peterson - -
Telephone: 303 859-4026
Description/Comment: Using food as the medium, books are created, viewed, and eaten with great relish. All proceeds benefit the Book Arts League, a non-profit community arts organization.

$7 admission for adults
$3 children 12 and under
$3 for guest with entry

3:00-3:30 Drop off entries
3:30 Tea opens
5:00-5:30 eat the books!


USA - Hawaii - Honolulu
< Title: Annual Edible Book Contest
Host Organization: University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
When: 1 April 2010 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: University of Hawaii at Manoa Gregg M. Sinclair Library 2425 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822
Contact person: Teri Skillman -
Telephone: 808 956-8688
Description/Comment: 1st Annual Edible Book Contest at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library celebrates our Special Research Collections. The contest will be held in the Sinclair Library Heritage Room.

10:00 - 11:00 am Submission of entries
11:00 - 12:00 Judging of contest entries
12:00 - 1:00 View contest entries
1:00 pm Awards
1:30 Bite into an edible book!


USA - Illinois - Chicago
Title: The 11th Annual Edible Books & Tea
Host Organization: Columbia College Library, Center for Book & Paper Arts
When: April 1, 2010 6-8 pm
Where: 624 S Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor-North, Chicago IL 60605
Contact person: Gina Ordaz - book& -
Telephone: 312-369-6630
Description/Comment: It can look like a book, it can act like a book, it can be a pun on a book...

The only rule: it must be edible!

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 which takes place on Thursday, April 1st at venues around the world.

Prize categories: Best in Show, Most Book-like, Best Visual Pun, Best Presentation, Most Likely to be Devoured.

This Year’s Theme – Children’s Books

Children’s books are deceptively simple, yet loaded with powerful imagery and narrative: their charm and whimsy have captivated the imagination and hearts of many generations. They are uniquely poised to lend themselves to new interpretations in your kitchen – we can’t wait to see what you bring to the table.

About The Edible Book Show & Tea:

The Edible Book Show & Tea is the most amusing thing since sliced bread. In fact, sliced bread was a vital ingredient in several of last year’s edible books. Created by the late Judith Hoffberg, editor and publisher of Umbrella, this event is an international affair occurring in multiple venues and time zones. The show welcomes you to create book-like sculptures from edible materials and bring them to the Columbia College Library to be consumed. See for more information.

This event is FREE if you RSVP and make and bring an edible book to share; or, for those of you who are unsure of your culinary bookmaking skills and prefer just to eat books, entry is $10.

Friday, March 26th 2010 at 5 pm to book& or 312-369-6630
Entries must be dropped off and set up on April 1st between 5:30–6 pm at the Columbia Library.

The Edible Book Show & Tea is co-sponsored by the Center for Book & Paper Arts and the Columbia College Chicago Library. Proceeds benefit the Center for Book & Paper Arts equipment fund and the Friends of the Library.


USA - Illinois - Champaign
Title: 5th Annual C-U Edible Books Festival
Host Organization: University of Illinois Library
When: 6 April 2010
Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61801, USA
Contact person: Sue Searing - -
Telephone: 217-333-4456
Description/Comment: Participants create an edible book, which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or table, etc.). All entries will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN! Photographs of all edible books will appear in the Edible Book Festival gallery. The  festival is open to anyone in the UI & Champaign-Urbana communities.


USA - Illinois - East Peoria
Title: EPCHS Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: East  Peoria Community High School
When: 1 April 2010, 11:00 am
Where: 1401 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Contact person: Charles Atteberry - -
Telephone: 309-694-8338
Description/Comment: Family & Consumer Science classes taught by Miss Elisabeth Cummins willc ompete to make the best book related cake based creation. School administrators will judge the winners.


USA - Illinois - Hinsdale
Title: Edible Book Fest
Host Organization: Hinsdale Public LibraryWhen: April 10th 2010 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: 20 E Maple St. Hinsdale, IL 60521
Contact person: Molly Coleman - -
Telephone: 630-986-1976
Description/Comment: First Annual Edible Book Fest at the Hinsdale Public Library. Patrons are encouraged to participate by making an edible book. The rules are simple: It has to be entrirely edible and it has to be “bookish”. Bake a cake that resembles the cover of your favorite book or make a cupcake homage to your favorite character. All entries must stem from literary inspiration. Eat any good books, lately?


USA - Illinois - Normal
Title: Milner Library, Edible Book Festival 2010
Host Organization: Milner Library, Illinois State University
When: April 1, 2010, 11:30-1:30
Where: Milner Library
Contact person: Ross Griffiths - -
Telephone: 309-438-7463
Description/Comment: Milner Library celebrates its annual observance of the Edible Book Festival with judging, tasting, and prizes. Free and open to the public.


USA - Indiana - Anderson
Title: Edible Book Contest
Host Organization: Anderson Public Library
When: March 20, 2010. 1-3 pm
Where: 111 E. 12th St. Andreson, IN 46016
Contact person: Christa Cummings - -
Telephone: 765-641-2456
Description/Comment: Unleash your creativity! Join us for Anderson Public Library’s first Edible Books Contest! Make an entirely edible creation that pertains to a specific book or author in some way. Entries will be judged on their creativity and prizes will be awarded courtesy of the Friends of the Library. This contest is open to teens (ages 12-17) and adults (ages 18 and up). Please see our web site for more details.


USA - Indiana - Fort Wayne
Title: The Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Ivy Tech Community College Library - Northeast
When: April 1, 2010 from 12pm-2pm
Where: Student Life Center, Ivy Tech North Campus, 4900 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN
Contact person: Ben Proud - -
Telephone: 260-480-4176
Description/Comment: The Ivy Tech Library’s festival will be held on Thrusday, April 1st, 2010 in the Student Life Center, which is located on Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road).

It is open to Ivy Tech students, employees, and the general public - so invite a friend!

Participants will set up their entries from 11:30 am - 12 pm; viewing will be between 12 pm - 1 pm; and the reception with book-tasting will be held from 1 pm -  2 pm.

To participate, fill out the registration form and return it to the Library by Friday, March 5. Forms are available online via the Virtual Library. To access it:

1.Go to
2. Click Edible Book Festival on the right


USA - Kansas - Topeka
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
When: April 2, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604
Contact person: Brea Black - -
Telephone: 785-580-4512
Description/Comment: Open another chapter in your culinary accomplishments. Participate in the 11th annual International Edible Book Festival. All ages are welcome to create a masterpiece based on the content or form of a book - from puns to literal interpretations. Call 785-580-4515 to reserve your space on April 2. The public reception will begin at 5:30pm.


USA - Maine - Bangor
Title: Books2Eat 2010
Host Organization: Friends of the EMCC Library
When: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Where: Rangeley Hall, Sylvan Rd., Bangor
Contact person: Janet Blood -
Description/Comment: Edible books entered into 5 categories. Attendees vote. Some entries are auctioned off. The rest are consumed by the attendees. High tea also served.


USA - Maryland - Silver Sping
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Guild of Book Workers, Potomac Chapter
When: April 4th, 2010 2-5 p.m.
Where: 8230 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20190
Contact person: Linda Rollins - -
Telephone: 3015850758


USA - New York - Buffalo
Title: Edible Book
Host Organization: WNY Book Arts Collaborative
When: April 1, 2010, 6 - 9 pm
Where: 468 Washington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact person: Carima El-Behairy - -
Telephone: 716-348-1430
Description/Comment: This is the second annual Edible Book Festival, to be held April 1, 2010 at the newly opening Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, from 6-9 pm. Celebrity Judges will award prizes for the tastiest, the most book like and the most creative entry.


USA - North Carolina - Durham
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Duke University Libraries
When: April 1, 2:00 pm
Where: Perkins Library Gothic Reading Room
Contact person: Beth Doyle - -
Telephone: 919-660-5985


USA - North Carolina - Havelock
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: City Park Cafe
When: April 1, 6:00 pm
Where: 3 Jaycee Street, Havelock, NC 28532
Contact person: Sheri Ann Colquhoun - -
Telephone: 252-622-8129
Description/Comment: Edible book will go on display on the morning of April 1st. Artist reception at 6:00pm with hot coffee and tea served at 7:30 along with edible books!


USA - Ohio - Cleveland
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Loganberry Books & Strong Bindery
When: Saturday, April 3, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120
Contact person: Harriett Logan - -
Telephone: 216-795-9800
Description/Comment: Our seventh Edible Books Festival still has just one rule: mak 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: Most Awesome, Most Book-ish and Most Delicious. Each is won by popular vote and warded appopriate book prizes at 2pm. Then we grab our forks! Don’t be late, the creations don’t last long after that! Free to enter contest and view; 3$ to vote and eat.


USA - Oklahoma - Stillwater
Title: Eat your Words! Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Stillwater Literacy Council
When: March 27, 2010 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Stillwater Public Library 1107 S. Duck St. Stillwater, OK 74075
Contact person: Andrea Duncan - -
Telephone: 405-334-2311
Description/Comment: This event is a celebration of books and food while showing support for the Stillwater Literacy Council. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, photographed, voted on, then consumed! The only rules are that entries must be edible and have something to do with books either in appearance or content. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Everyone is invited! Individual and group entries are welcome! Visit for more information, download the event flyer, and register your entry.


USA - Pennsylvania - Broomall
Title: Marple Public Library's Third Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Marple Public Library
When: April 10 at 1pm
Where: Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008
Contact person: Jennifer Stock - -
Telephone: 610-356-1510


USA - Virginie - Leesburg
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Rust Library of Loudoun County Public Library
When: April 1, 2010 judging at 7:00PM
Where: 380 Old Waterford Rd NW
Contact person: Holly Peterson -
Telephone: 703-777-5623
Description/Comment: This is our first time to participate. We will have entries from children and adults, groups and individuals. We will put photographs on our facebook page.


USA - Washington - Seattle
Title: Cook the Book! Annual Seattle Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: Seattle Center for Book Arts
When: April 10th, 12:00 pm
Where: 4649 Sunnyside Ave North
Contact person: Janet - -


USA - Washington - Tacoma
Title: Edible Book Festival
Host Organization: University of Puget Sound, Collins Library
When: April 1, 2010, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1500 N. Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416
Contact person: Patt Leonard - -
Telephone: 253.879.2651
Description/Comment: Library is on north side of UPS campus behind chapel. Drop off entries 7:30 - 11 a.m.; “People’s Choice” voting, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; awards ceremony, 3:30 - 4 p.m.; pick-up entries 4 - 5:30 p.m.