Enter the Edible Book Festival

Paradise Lost in cake form

Have you always wanted to devour a good book—literally? At the Library’s Edible Book Festival, you’ll be able to do just that. Bring your own creation for a chance to win prizes, or just come to admire the edible art and enjoy refreshments from local bakeries.

An “edible book” is anything made of edible materials that somehow relates to books, either by resembling a book or by being inspired by a story or a book title. Elegant recreations and terrible puns are equally welcome! A panel of faculty, staff, and student judges will rate entries on originality and creativity, skill and construction, visual appeal, and adherence to the book theme. Prizes from area eateries, including Eclairons, Compass Coffee, District Doughnuts, and The Corp, will be awarded in several categories. Attendees can also vote for their favorites to win the People’s Choice award.

Edible books can be made from any food—from cake or breadsticks to veggies or matzo meal. We are looking for good fun and creativity, so don't be shy.

The event will be held Monday, April 3, from 2–4 p.m., in the Murray Room on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library. It is free to attend and enter, but advance registration is required to enter the competition is required. (No registration is needed to come and see the creations.)