Programme 2011

Belgium - various places
Name of event : Literaire Lentetournee (Literary Spring Tour)
Host Organization :
When : April
Where : Various locations
Description: Because our Literary Spring book action - which promotes new novels in Dutch - starts on April 1st, we let the newest books litterally melt on your tongue. How? At all events of the Literary Spring author's tour, you can taste from a delicious chocolate book created by chocolatier Sweertvaegher. 
Name of contact : Patricia De Laet
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :


Canada - Manitoba - Winnipeg
Name of event : Book2Eat
Host Organization : Winnipeg Public library
When : April 9, 2011
Where : 251 Donald St Winnipeg R3C 3P5
Description: Eat any good books lately?
Books2Eat FAQ The Menu Poster
Start Your Ovens! Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board present an event that gives new meaning to the phrases "voracious reader" and "food for thought". Books2Eat is a festival combining the creative and culinary talents of book lovers, amateur cooks, book artists, culinary students and librarians.
What is Books2Eat? 
The Internati! onal Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that takes place on or about April 1 throughout the world. This event unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. This is Winnipeg Public Library's first year in participating in the festival.
The Challenge 
Create a piece of edible art related to books. It can be a pun on a title, refer to a scene or character, look like a book, or just have something to do with books! There are only 2 rules to enter a submission: the creation must be made of all edible materials and it has to be inspired by a book. 
How to Enter 
Send an email with your name, phone number, email address and "book" title to or mail Books2Eat, c/o Reader Services, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5. We'll contact you with details on subm! itting an edible creation.
Where: Millennium Library
When: Saturday April 9
1 – 4:30 p.m.
DEADLINE to enter: March 31.
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Appetizer/Starters Two great starters to choose from! 
•Cake Decorating 
Leslie Nachelle of Nachelle's Cakes serves up a hands-on introduction to cake decorating. Cupcakes and icing bags are supplied. Creations can be taken home. Free. Seating is limited to 20 per session. Reservations are required, call 986-6779. 
◦Millennium Library, Buchwald Room
1st Seating: 1 - 2 p.m.
2nd Seating: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
•Books are Delicious 
Learn how to use Novelist to satisfy your appetite for a good read and discover a book you can sink your teeth into. Free. Reservations requested, call 986-6779. 
◦Millennium Library, Anhang Room
1:30 - 2 p.m.
The Main Course A feast for the eyes – and vote! 
•A smorgasbord of Books2Eat 
View p! ublic entries as well as those featuring the creative talents of several Culinary Schools. 
◦Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Viewing from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Dessert Let them eat cake! (but not until they are judged). 
•Prizes will be awarded for the two judging categories - Culinary Schools and Public Entries. Vote for the Most Book-ish, Most Humorous (Curd Vonnegut, The Bun Also Rises), Most Creative, and People's Choice (vote for your favourite).
•Awards presentation: 3:30 p.m.
Following the awards, the Books2Eat entries from the Culinary Schools will be enjoyed with light refreshments.
Name of contact : Tannis gretzinger
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 204 986 2802


Canada - Ontario - Midland  CANCELLED - ANNULÉ
Name of event : Midland Public Library Books2eat
Host Organization : Bill Molesworth
When : April 4 2011
Where : 320 King Street Midland ontario,L4R 3M6
Description : We are pleased and delighted to announce our first annual Books2eat in Midland, Ontario Canada.
Name of contact : Nicole Di Pinto
Contact - E-mail l :
Web Site : tba
Contact - Phone : 1-519-666-3985


Canada - Québec - Montréal   CANCELLED - ANNULÉ
Titre : Festival international du livre mangeable
Organisation hôte : Institut du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie du Québec
Quand : 2 avril 2011
Où : 3535, rue Saint-Denis
Personne à contacter : Danielle Shelton
Téléphone : 514-336-2938
Courriel :
Site Internet :
Description : Le Festival international du livre mangeable produit par Diffusion Adage, un organisme à but non lucratif, se déroulera en 2011 à l'Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec, en partenariat avec la Librairie Monet et l'organisme Lis avec moi, OBNL voué à la promotion de la littérature auprès des jeunes. Les éléves en chocolaterie pâtisserie du professeur Yves Petit rivaliseront de génie culinaire pour se mériter la coupe Brillat-Savarin.


FRANCE - Cancale et Saint-Malo
Nom de l’événement : Festival du livre mangeable
Organisme hôte: Jean-Pierre Fournier - Les Bibliothèques Gourmandes
Quand: 1 Avril 2011
Où : Atelier Tugdual
Description: Conception d'un livre dans le cadre du Festival International du Livre Mangeable 2011 à l'atelier Tugdual de
Création du livre par Annie Robine (
Ouvrage: format 600mm x 200mm
Réalisé à partir des algues ( Yakinori, Marutoku kaki nori) et les Wakamé et Kombu de Jean François Arbona à St-Malo (
Texte:" Les G! oémons" de Serge Gainsbourg 
Présentation à la Maison Internationale des Poètes et des Ecrivains de Saint-Malo par Dodik Jégou. ( 
Photos: ©Tugdual
Nom du contact: Tugdual Jegou
Contact -  courriel:
Site Internet:
Contact - téléphone: 06 75 50 59 03


Nom de l’événement : Le livre mangeable 
Organisme hôte: Bibliothèques gourmandes 
Quand: 2 avril 2011
Où : Restaurant KAISEKI Chef TAKEUCHI 7 bis rue André Lefebvre 75015 PARIS 
Description: PARIS
L'association Bibliothèques gourmandes , restaurant KAISEKI et les créateurs dédions cet événement aux enfants japonais. Les livres seront mangés en présence d'amis invités. Une petite collation suivra l'événement et le montant d'une collecte sera envoyé à un organisme au Japon.
Nom du contact: Elisabeth PAUL-TAKEUCHI FOURNIER Jean Pierre
Contact - courriel:
Contact - téléphone: 01 30 41 32 68
Commentaire: PARIS
Sylvie FREGE relieur 
Christine GIARD relieur à Lille
Bernard-Gabriel LAFABRIE- 
Anne-Marie KAH éditeurs 
Dr Hervé ROBERT auteurs comédiens 
Florence BORE artiste peintre
Anne-Lise COURCHAY relieur


Ireland - Dublin
Name of event : Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : St. Luke's Institute of Cancer Research
When : 
Where : Oncology Resource Centre
Name of contact : Marie Carrigan
Contact - E-mail :


Latvia - Riga
Name of event : Latvian Children's books/folk songs
Host Organization : University of Latvia
When (date/hr) : April 1, 2011
Where : Department of Information and Library Studies Faculty of Social Sciences Univers
Description : Teams of 3 students members of my library management class will plan, produce, and present a Books2Eat entry representing a Latvian children’s book or folk song that displays one or more of these qualities: 
Cleverness in overcoming adversity. 
Leadership by a least likely follower. 
The Golden Rule applied.
Collaboration, working with others to succeed.
Speaking up when others are too afraid.
Usin! g resources wisely.
Living within one’s means.


When : 3-4 APRIL 2011
Description: Each participant is supposed use his/her own style of expression to explain the meaning and convey the “feel” of one Tang dynasty poem of his/her choice.
Main ingredients: rice, sugar, cabbage, radish, white bread, white pepper, white noodles, white bean-curds, flour, white sesame, gingko etc.
Name of contact : CHANG MEI HSIANG
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 64591059


Spain - Barcelona
Name of event : ¡Ven a comer libros!
Host Organization : University of Barcelona
When : 14th April 2011
Description: We are two Spanish art students from Barcelona.
Recently we were asked to make an intervention in our library for one of our courses.
After searching for information about books and libraries, we found information about your edible books, so we decided to make an edible book festival in the fine arts library. We made 10 different books that we read in our chilhood.
we hope you'll enjoy them!
Name of contact : María and Elena
Contact - E-mail :


Sweden - Norrköping
Name of event : Bound to be a piece of cake
Host Organization : The NABBEN Bookbinding Society
When : 30 March 2011, 19h30
Where : The NABBEN Bookbindery
Name of contact : Thomas Ederth
Contact - E-mail :


UK - Wales - Gwynedd - Bangor
Name of event : Edible Book Day For Students
Host Organization : A Student
When : 1 April 2011
Where : At Home
Description: Edible Book Day for students, mainly those in Bangor, Wales, but others are welcome too. You don't even have to leave your underfunded kitchens; all you need are some Tesco Value ingredients and a camera. For more, see the website/Facebook event.
Name of contact : Jen Brouwer
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :


USA - California - Santa Barbara
Name of event : 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
When : 23 March 2011
Where : 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93109 USA
Description: 3rd Annual SBCC Luria Library Edible Book Festival
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Luria Library Café
Open to anyone in the SBCC community. For inspiration, take a look at entries from last year's event on the Luria Library Facebook page. 
Prize Categories 2011
• Highest Literary Merit
• Best Visual Presentation
• Most Appetiz! ing
• Most Nutritious
• Most Easy
• Funniest/Punniest
• Best Collaborative Creation
• Inspired by the 2011 "SBCC Reads" book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Name of contact : Elizabeth Bowman
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 805 965 0581 x2633


USA - Colorado - Boulder
Name of event : International Edible Book Festival & Tea
Host Organization : Book Arts League
When : April 10. 2011
Where : Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Description: Join local artists, professional chefs, and the general public in making edible books that will be exhibited and then consumed! Book arts demonstrations, a sales table, and people in funny outfits round out the event. This is the 10th year of this event in Boulder.
Proceeds go to support the Book Arts League, a nonprofit community arts organization.
DROP OFF BOOKS: 3-3:45 pm
TEATIME: 4-6 pm
Name of contact : Linda Peterson
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 303-859-4026


USA - Colorado - Colorado Springs
Name of event : Edible Books
Host Organization : UCCS Kraemer Family Library and Pikes Peak Library District
When : Friday, April 15 at 5:30pm - 7pm
Where : 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs
Description: Kraemer Family Library @ UCCS and Pikes Peak Library District invite you to join local book enthusiasts and food lovers for the 3rd annual Edible Book Festival. The 2011 Edible Book Festival will bring together foodies, librarians, teachers, bibliophiles, chefs, bakers, innovators, creators and kids from 1-100. The rules are simple – make edible art that has something to do with books – a! play on the title, looks like a book, refers to a book’s character, etc. Prizes will be awarded in five categories: culinary, literary, artistic, student baked (P/K-8) and a People’s Choice. Drop off your creation at the Kraemer Family Library on the UCCS campus (the building with the clock tower) by 5:30p.m., Friday, April 15. We start with a reception at 5:30, our judges will announce the prizes at 6:30. 
Name of contact : Hans Post Uiterweer
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :


USA - Connecticut - Groton
Name of event : Fifth Annual Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : Friends of the Libraries in Groton (Bill, Groton, Mystic & Noank)
When : Sunday April 3, 2011, 1:30pm
Where : Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd. Groton CT 06340
Description: The three Friends of Libraries in Groton will hold their 5th Annual Edible Books Festival, this year at Groton Public Library. The family event is free and open to all. Entries are due by March 18. Pictures will be posted on our websites after the event.
Name of contact : Peggy Brissette
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :,,
Comment : We have had such fun with this event - thanks for creating it and publicizing it in the New York Times about 6 years ago!


USA - Florida - Winter Park
Name of event : Edible Book Contest
Host Organization : Rollins College
When : Friday, April 1
Where : 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Description: Create a “bookish” sculpture out of food! 
Olin Library’s Edible Book contest is open to all students, faculty and staff.
Entries should be made from any sort of food, and can reflect a title, pun, or favorite character from a book. 
Bring your “book” to the Olin Library as early as possible on Friday, April 1.
Judging begins at 4pm on April 1
Prizes to the winners!
Name of contact : Susan Montgomery
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 407-646-2295


USA - Hawaii - Honolulu
Name of event : Anual Edible Book Contest
Host Organization : Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa Library
When : Monday, April 4, 2011
Where : Hamilton Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822
Description: 8:00 – 11:30 AM Deliver Edible Book entries to Hamilton Library. 
12:00 – 1:00 PM Judging and viewing Edible Book entries
1:00 PM Awards & Book Bites!
Prizes will be awarded for: “Most Book Like,” “Best Use of Chocolate,” “Best Book in UH Library,” “People’s Choice,” and “Audible Arts” to represent the movies or music in the Library’s collections.
To enter the Co! ntest, (1) complete the Edible Book Entry Form, (2) bring a contribution for the Hawaii Food Bank (canned goods or $ donation), and, (3) bring your Edible Book to Hamilton Library between 8AM -11:30AM. The Edible Book Entry Form is download-able from out website.
Name of contact : Teri Skillman
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 808-956-8688


USA - Illinois - Charleston
Name of event : Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Eastern Illinois University Booth Library
When : April 11, 2011
Where : Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston IL 61920
Description: Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University will be hosting its first ever Edible Book Festival on April 11, 2011. The festival will kick off National Library Week.
Name of contact : Todd Bruns
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone / téléphone: 217-581-8381


USA - Illinois - Chicago
Name of event : 12th Annual Edible Books & Tea
Host Organization : Columbia College Chicago
When : 4/1/11
Where : 624 S Michigan Ave-3rd Floor North
Description: IT CAN LOOK LIKE A BOOK, 
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 Friday, 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.
Created by the late Judith Hoffberg, this event is an international affair occurring in multiple venues and time zones. We welcome you to create a book-like sculpture from edible materials and bring them to the Columbia College Library to be consumed.
Name of contact : Opal Anderson
Contact - E-mail : book&
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 312-369-7027


USA - Indiana - Fort Wayne
Name of event : Fifth Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Ivy Tech Community College Library
When (date/hr) : Thursday, March 31st
Where : Ivy Tech Community College Student Life Center 4900 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne, IN 
Description: The Ivy Tech Library’s festival will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in the Student Life Center, which is located on Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road).
Participants will set up their entries from 11:30am-12pm; viewing will be between 12pm-1pm; and the reception with book-tasting will be held from 1pm-2pm.
Name! of contact : Jen Traore
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 260-480-4176


USA - Illinois - Urbana
Name of event : Sixth Annual Champaign-Urbana Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : University of Illinois Library and University YMCA
When : Tuesday April 5, 2011, 11:30am
Where : University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL
Description: Schedule:
8-10am - participants drop off edible entries at the University YMCA
10:00-11:30am - judging and photography
11:30am - public viewing begins
12:15pm - welcome and judges' commentary
12:45pm - eating of books
Whether you're a professional chef or just like to play with your food, the festival is open to anyone in the UIUC & Champaign-Urbana communities!
Register here:
Name of contact : Sue Searing
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 217-333-4456


USA - Kansas - Topeka
Name of event : Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
When : April 1, 2011
Where : Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library / 1515 SW 10th Ave. / Topeka, KS 66604
Description: Come view food-as-art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, and see how “artists” interpret popular book titles and characters to create edible books. Our 5th annual Edible Book Festival, April 1 from 5:30-8:30pm, is better than ever, offering the public culinary arts training and librarian-recommended book suggestions.
From 7:00-8:00pm, a culinary expert f! rom Johnson County Community College will put on a food-as-art demonstration, offering you ideas that will impress your dinner guests and might inspire you to enter next year’s edible book competition. Kathy Jennings, our culinary arts librarian, will be on hand to talk about the library’s new Cooking neighborhood. 
Whether viewing or attending, all ages are encouraged to stop in at this fun, family-friendly event. The public will vote for “Best in Show,” and the winner will receive a gift certificate to the Millennium Café.
To enter your culinary creation, call 785-580-4515 by 5:00pm March 31. On April 1, bring completed edible book entries to the library between 3:00pm and 5:25pm. The festival, part of Topeka’s First Friday Artwalk, opens at 5:30pm in Marvin Auditorium. 
The entries aren’t for consumption, but snacks will be provided.
Entries will also be posted online. See edible books from last year’s festival on the library’s Flick! r page:
Name of contact : Brea Black
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 785-580-4512


USA - Massachusetts - Charlestown
Name of event : Edible Books
Host Organization : The Boston Paper Collective
When : April 1 from 6-9pm
Where : 523 Medford Street
Description: April 1 the Boston Paper Collective will have a Edible Books night as part of the International Edible Book Festival. Bring a 5$ donation or an edible book to participate.
Name of contact : Melinda Cross
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 617-863-0886


USA - Missouri - Springfield
Name of event : Big Read Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : The Springfield Greene-County Library
When : Friday, April 1, 2011
Where : Park Central Branch Library, 128 Parkc Central Square, Springfield MO 65802
Description: The Edible Books Festival kicks off our annual Big Read, a month long celebration and encouragement to read. Attend, vote for, and then devour, your favorite book-themed cake created by local area bakers. Stay for the Iron Chef competition immediately following the announcement of Fan Favorite Edible Book.
Name of contact : Kim Flores
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 417-655-3557


USA - New Hampshire - New London
Name of event : Cooking the Books
Host Organization : Tracy Memorial Library 
When : April 2, 2011
Where : Tracy Memorial Library 304 Main Street New London, NH
Description: If it looks like a book, acts like a book, or is a pun on a book- Let’s eat it!
Name of contact : Meghan Clark McDaniel
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 603.526.4656


USA - New York - Buffalo
Name of event : 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Western New York Book Arts
When (date/hr) quand: April 1, 2011
Where : 468 Washington Street
Description: Over 50 entries, submitted by young adults, professionals and amateurs. Prizes awarded for "Most Booklike", "Best Tasting" and "Most Creative".
Name of contact : Richard Kegler
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :


USA - New York - New York
Name of event : Edible Books Contest 2011
Host Organization : College of Staten Island Library
When : 2-4 PM
Where : College of Staten Island Library, 1L-216 2800 Victory Blvd. 10314
Description: To raise awareness for the CSI Archives and Special Collections endowment fund, CSI faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public are invited to participate by attending or entering an Edible Book Contest in the CSI Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Since 2000 a growing number of libraries and book arts organizations have sponsored events focused on creating an edible object that looks lik! e a book or makes reference to a specific book title. The events are usually documented by photographs that are posted on the official International Edible Books Web site ( Many organizations also Web cast their events live. Edible book events are held on the first Saturday of April, in honor of April Fool’s Day and the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût.
Contest entrants will compete for in the following categories: Most Realistic, Most Creative, Best Children’s Book, Best Adult’s Fiction Book, and Best Adult’s Non-Fiction Book.
Doors will open to the public at 2pm. The judging and silent auction will last until 3pm, the beginning time for a brief program during which the winners of the contest and silent auctions will be announced. Refreshments will be served immediately following the program.
Name of contact : James K! aser
Contact - E-mail : james.! kaser@cs
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 718-982-4129


USA - New York - Wellsville
Name of event : Cupcake Classics
Host Organization : David A. Howe Public Library
When : April 1, 10:30am
Where : 155 N. Main St., Wellsville NY 14895
Description: Make a book and eat it! 
That is, use your favorite book as inspiration and join us for Cupcake Classics
Friday, April 1, 2011, 10:30am-noon
Help us be a part of the International Edible Book Festival. In which people turn books into food and food into books and eat their words. We’ll provide the cupcakes and a camera for photos, and you provide the inspiration and appetite. How about a tasty - 
Children's classic, like Wher! e the Wild Things Are (crazy trees cut from sticks of gum)
Fiction classic, new or old, like The Help or The Old Man and the Sea (one person might think Swedish gummy fish, while another thinks of a cupcake with oars)
Even a nonfiction classic like Democracy in America or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Cupcakes, utensils, and frosting (for “binding”) will be provided. Bring a decorating ingredient to share.
Name of contact : Allison Midgley
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Web Site :


USA - Nevada - Sparks
Name of event : International Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Spanish Springs Library
When : April 3, 2011
Where : 7100A Pyramid Lake Hwy, Sparks, NV 89436
Description: This is a staff only, for the fun of it, celebration. Any staff who want to bring in literary themed food may and those who do not, may help us eat it. :)
Name of contact : Sarah Harvey
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone / téléphone: (! 775) 424-1800


USA - North Carolina - Asheville
Name of event : Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Asheville BookWorks
When : April 1, 2011
Where : 428 1/2 Haywood Road
Description: Produced locally each year at Asheville BookWorks, our regional Edible Book Festival will be held Friday, April 1st, 2011, 5:30 – 8:30 pm (don’t bother coming after 7:30 pm cuz, we eat all the books at 7:00!) Admission is free for those bringing entries and $5 for those without entries.
Register before March 30th by e-mailing us at and we’ll reserve a space for your masterpiece. Click for pdf entry form.
'Book of Kale' by Ester Ri! mer
Create and bring a piece of edible art related to books. It can be a pun on a title, refer to a scene or character, look like a book (or paper, scroll etc), or just have something to do with books. Whatever the inspiration – it must be edible. If you are interpreting a particular book, bring a copy of it to display alongside your masterpiece. Every type of book—children’s classics, detective novels, biographies, fiction and non, poetry, short stories —will be sculpted from a smörgåsbord of foodstuffs. Imagine The Brothers Karamatzah, S’more and Peace, Alice in Wonderbread, The Bun Also Rises, Goodnight Moon Pie, Curd Vonnegut… and so many more brainy, beautiful, silly, clever and tasty transubstantiations of books we love into treats we eat!
Bringing a book? Arrive anytime between 1 and 4 PM to deliver your Edible Book entry. Your admission to the event will be free! Come back with friends and family to view the Edible Books at 5:30 and at 7 PM t! he Edible Books will be eaten with tea, coffee and milk, perha! ps some wine too.
Eating the Books!
Not bringing a book? Come at 5:30 and no later than 7 PM or you won’t have time to see them!
Friday April 1, 2011 Edible Schedule:
* Noon – 4 PM Edible Entries will be accepted, photographed and exhibited.
* 5:30 – 7 PM Public viewing and voting for Best in Show.
* 6:30 Celebrity Judges award prizes.
* 7 PM Edible Books will be eaten with tea, coffee, milk and vino.
* Most Pun-derful
* Most Drop-dead Gorgeous
* Most Delectably Appetizing
* Best Young Edible Book Artist (K-12)
* Best in Show by Popular Vote!
And our Celebrity Judges are:
* Mackensy Lunsford, Food Editor, Mt. Xpress. Mackensy Lunsford is an avid foodie and adventurous eater with approximately 13 years of professional culinary experience. Lunsford is now a civilian, generally limiting her cooking to parties of less than 100, and spending the majority of ! her time eating and writing about food (and making sincere efforts to visit the gym). Lunsford writes for the Mountain Xpress, an Asheville based independent news-weekly. She is a recipient of an Alt-Weekly Award from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies for food-writing. She has also been featured in Carolina Home and Garden, Bold Life, Verve, and WNC Magazine, among others. Lunsford has lived in the Asheville area for twelve years, and finds herself continuously amazed by the quality of the food, landscape and people that surround her on a daily basis.
* Brandy Bourne, Librarian and organizer of The Big Crafty. A librarian by day who works mostly with bits and bytes, by night Brandy focuses on the analog world of makers and making. With partner Justin Rabuck, she has spent the past few years happily organizing local indie art fest, The Big Crafty. Previously, she has worked as an oral historian for the state of North Carolina, as a brittle books speciali! st at UNC Chapel Hill, and as a researcher for the Atlanta Jou! rnal Con stitution, The Charlotte Observer and Golden Lotus Magazine. Brandy was raised in Western NC but also lived in Taiwan, where she acquired an appreciation for comics, elaborate home workshops and stinky tofu.
* Cynthia Canejo, UNCA Professor of Art. Dr. Canejo joined UNC Asheville in 2006 after working professionally in film and animation in California. Turning to investigate issues in art history, she has been dividing her time between research on art in Latin America (specializing in Brazil and Mexico) and Medieval architecture (centering on Cistercian construction and focusing on the southern Paris Basin). While Cynthia has published articles on various subjects—from builders in the Yonne Valley to the emergence of Tropicália/Tropicalismo in Brazil—her other interests include: the intersection of animation/cartoons, comix/graphic novels, and film; issues related to inclusion; and interdisciplinary contact, appropriation, and adaptation. She has received nu! merous research grants and fellowships for studies which have, for example, emphasized the innovative aspects of builders of small Early Gothic churches or drawn attention to the inspired works of contemporary artists in Brazil.
Name of contact : Laurie Corral
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Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 828-255-8444


USA - North Carolina - Durham
Name of event : Edible Book Festival VI
Host Organization : Duke University Libraries
When : April 1, 2011, 2pm
Where : Perkins Library, Gothic Reading Room
Description: Open to the public. Entries should be brought to the Gothic Reading Room by 1:30 p.m. EST.
Name of contact : Beth Doyle
Contact - E-mail :
Web Site :
Contact - Phone : 919-660-5985


USA - North Carolina - Penland
Name of event : The First All-Penland Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : Penland School of Crafts
When : April 1st 2011, 8:15 pm
Where : Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37, Penland NC 28765-0037
Description: The 2011 Spring Book and Paper Concentration class, taught by Melissa Jay Craig and assisted by Heather Grover Bella, will host the first ever all-Penland Edible Books Festival on Friday, April 1st.
All students, residents, faculty and staff are invited to contribute a book and/or to feast upon them.
Name of contact : for 2011: Melissa Jay Craig (spr! ing concentration book & paper instructor)
Contact - E-mail :
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USA - Ohio - Columbus
Name of event : Edible Books Contest
Host Organization : Worthington Libraries
When : Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:00-9:00pm
Where : Northwest Library 2280 Hard Rd. Columbus OH 43235
Description: To enter the third annual competition, your entirely edible creation must have a book or literary theme. New this year is a Professional category where area bakeries like Delicacies by Sheri, Delightful Cakes, Ly-Ly's Bakery and M. Minick Cake Design will compete for bragging rights. All others may enter the Amateur category. Registration and set up starts at 6 pm and judging and viewing will take pla! ce from 7-8:30 pm, at which time awards will be presented and the entries eaten. Celebrity judges include Columbus Dispatch Food Editor Robin Davis and local food bloggers Jim Ellison and Nick Dekker.
Name of contact : Alison Nadvornik
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Contact - Phone : 614-807-2626


USA - Ohio - Cleveland
Name of event : Edible Books Festival 
Host Organization : Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery
When : Saturday, April 2, 2011
Where : 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland OH 44120
Description: Our eighth annual Edible Books Festival is Saturday, April 2 at 1pm. It is a creative contest with only one rule: make edible art that has something to do with books. How people interpret this single rule is wherein lies the fun. There are four official awards this year (won by popular vote and awarded appropriate books): the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Strong Award for Most Book-like, the Otis Award for Most Appetiz! ing, and the Zober Award for Most Creative. As always, the festivities are free, but for the additional pleasure of voting for and eating the edible book creations, a $3 fee helps keep the festival going. Bring your friends, family, and kids! 
Name of contact : Harriett R. Logan
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Contact - Phone : 216-795-9800


USA - Ohio - Granville
Name of event : Denison Library Annual Books2Eat High Tea
Host Organization : Denison University
When : Friday, April 1, 2011
Where : Denison University Library, 400 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
Description : On Friday, April 1, the event will 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.
The entries will be judged in the following categories: Most Creative: Best artistic endeavor (originality of ! thought); Best Presentation: Surpasses all others in style and appearance; Most “Bookish”: Best interpretation of a book title OR best use of text OR looks most like a book; Most Hilarious: Makes you laugh out loud; and Best of Show: Your overall favorite – may encompass 2 or more of the above categories. (entries will have to specifically address these questions to be considered for this award).
Name of contact : Peggy Rector
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Contact - Phone : 740-587-6225


USA - Pennsylvania - Broomall
>Name of event : Marple Public Library's Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Marple Public Library
When (date/hr) : Sunday April 3, 2011 2:00PM
Where : 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008
Description : Marple Public Library will hold its Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival on Sunday April 3. We invite local residents to create edible entries that are "bookish" through the use of text, literary inspiration of form. Entries will be judged by local celebrities, and prizes awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Library Endowment Fund.
Name of contact : Jennif! er Stock
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Contact - Phone : 610-356-1510


USA - Pennsylvania - Easton
Host Organization : Skillman Library, Lafayette College
When : April 1, 2011
Where : 710 Sullivan Road, Easton, PA 18042
Description: Edible Books Contest and a presentation by Lois Morrison, in conjunction with an exhibition of her artist's books, "Oblivion: Lost and Found"
Friday, April 1: Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Awards, lunch, and talk at 12:00 noon
Entries due by 10:30 a.m.
(rules and entry form available at
Name of contact : Diane Windham Shaw
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Web Site : http://library.!
Contact - Phone : 610-330-5148


USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Name of event : First Annual Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Philadelphia Center for the Book
When : April 1, 2011
Where : 800 S. 49th St. Apt A1
Description: Brief description of your next event
(to appear in the Program)
Brève description de votre prochain événement
(ce texte apparaîtra dans le programme)
Name of contact : Mandy Sampson
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USA - Tennessee - Milligan College
Name of event : 1st Annual Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library
When : April 1
Description: First Annual Milligan College Library Edible Books Festival! Come by in the morning to check out the works of delicious art, and stop back after lunch for a treat (cake cutting at 12:45PM.)
Name of contact : Meredith Sommers
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Contact - Phone : 423-461-8902


USA - Texas - Austin
Name of event : 9th Annual Austin Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : University of Texas at Austin, School of Information
When : 12:30pm-2:30pm, Friday, April 1, 2011
Where : 1616 Guadalupe, Tocker Student Lounge
Description: The International Edible Book Festival organizers declare: "All edible books must be 'bookish' through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form."
That's it! Some snacks and beverages will be provided but, really, it's all about the edible books.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- Best in Show
- Best Structure
- Wittiest
- Most Appetizing
- Least Appetizing
We hope you'll join us. Get creative, and stay hungry!
Name of contact : Eric Cartier
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USA - Texas - Denton
Name of event : Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : University of North Texas Libraries
When : April 1, 2011
Where : 1506 Highland Avenue, Denton, TX 76203
Description: Now’s your chance to create an “edible book”. The UNT Libraries’ annual Edible Books Festival will be Friday, April 1st, 2011 from 2 to 4pm in the Willis Forum
Prize categories include: Best Tasting, Best Use of Chocolate, Best Adult Fiction Book, Best Adult Non-Fiction Book, Best Children's Book, Most Unusual Use of Food, and Best Non-Cake Book.
Entries will be judged on: (a) Originality and Creativity; (b) Sk! ill and Construction; (c) Visual Appeal; and (d) Adherence to the Book Theme. 
All entries must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form; and they must bee completely edible.
Name of contact : Kristin Boyett
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Contact - Phone : 940-565-2486


USA - Virginia - Sweet Briar
Name of event : Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : Sweet Briar College Library
When : April 4, 2011
Where : Cochran Library, 134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Description: First Edible Books fest in Cochran Library! Simple Rules: Make food based on a book title, character or author. It can look like a book. It can act like a book. It can be a pun on a book. But whatever it is, it must be edible.
Entries will be displayed, then judged then EATEN!
Enter your culinary effort, come enjoy the fun and share your creativity. Awards will be made for Most Punderful, Most Creative, Peoples ! Choice. 
Name of contact : John G. Jaffe
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Contact - Phone : 434 381 6139


USA - Washington - Seattle
Name of event : Eat a Book Today! The 6th Annual Seattle Edible Book Festival
Host Organization : Seattle Center for Book Arts
When : Saturday, April 2, 2011
Where : The Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
Description: Eat a Book Today!
The 6th Annual Seattle Edible Book Festival
A festival celebrating books and food and the people who love them.
Produced by the Seattle Center for Book Arts.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Noon - 3 pm
Name of contact : Seattle Center for Book Arts
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USA - Washington - Tacoma
Name of event : Edible Books Festival
Host Organization : University of Puget Sound, Collins Library 
When : April 1, 2011, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where : 1500 N Warner ST, Tacoma WA 98416
Description: Free to enter! No registration required!
For the fifth consecutive year, Collins Memorial Library participates in the international edible book festival. There are few restrictions in creating an edible book--namely that it's made of food and is inspired by a book. Past entries included such delicious titles as: Life of Pi(e), Sundaes and Tiffany's (Sundays at Tiffany's), and War of the Whirleds (War of the Wo! rlds).
This year, entries are judged by a "celebrity" panel: Julie Coykendall (new Head of Dining and Conference Services at Puget Sound), William Jolly (professor in the Culinary Arts Program at Clover Park), and veteran judge Barbara Racine (manager of the Puget Sound book store).
Name of contact : Carmel Thompson
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Contact - Phone : 253-879-3240


USA - Wisconsin - Madison
Host Organization : University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Library & Librarians' Assembly
When : April 12, 2011, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where : 460 Memorial Library (Memorial Commons), 728 State St, Madison, WI 53726
Description: This is a FREE event, open to the public! An edible book is an entry made of edible materials, with the subject pertaining to books in shape or content. 
In addition to People's Choice and Critics' awards, there will be prizes for best entries submitted by a family, a group, a student, and an individual.
Applications, available at , are due Monday, March 28, 2011.
Name of contact : beth Harper
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Contact - Phone : 608-262-9852