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Library Programs: Edible Book Day


Edible Book Day 2018


The 2018 Best in Show Winner

The 2018 Winner!

2018 Best Visual Presentation Winner

The Most Creative Use of Ingredients Winner

The 2018 Funniest/Punniest Winner


Need Inspiration?

Need inspiration? Check out other libraries that have held their own Edible Book Day Contests! 

These site include pictures of entries received!  Check 'em out for yourself! 

Alvernia College Edible Book Festival

Duke University Edible Food Festival

Manor College Edible Book Festival

University of the Cumberlands Edible Book Festival

Albright College Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Day Background Information

Edible Book Festivals happen all over the world, usually on or around April 1.  April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût. April Fools Day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them!

Art librarian Judith A. Hoffberg and artist Béatrice Coron held the first edible book festival in 2000, after Judith conceived of the idea at a Thanksgiving dinner with book artists in 1999.