Edible Books Festival

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Edible Book Festival 2015 at Morris Library

The perfect way to eat your words and play with them.

Stay tuned for details about Edible Book Festival 2015, which will take place April 1, 2015 from 3:00-5:00pm in Morris Library's First Floor Rotunda.

Questions about the Edible Book Festival? Are you a SIU student, faculty or staff, or Carbondale community member interested in the Festival? Please contact the organizer, Sarah Prindle at sprindle@lib.siu.edu with your questions and concerns.

Here are the lucky winners of last year's Edible Book Festival, and links to photos are below under "2014".

2014 Festival Award Winners:

  • Best In Show: Jamie Hoffman of Delyte's for The Little Engine That Could

  • People’s Choice: Liam Wrenn and Kim King-Wrenn for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Punniest: Lacey Gibson for 50 Shades of Lays
  • Least Edible: Linda Porter-Smith for Thyme for a Bug/Time for a Hug

  • Most Edible: Mary Taylor for Holes

  • Best Book Structure: Stephanie Young for Berry Potter and the Sorcerer's Scone

  • Best RSO Submission: The Student Council for Exceptional Children for Oh, The Places You'll Go

The Best in Show won a Kindle E-Reader, and the Best Registered Student Organization (RSO) won a Pizza Party (4 XL Pizzas, 2 Dessert Pizzas, and soda) from Primo's Pizza!

Download a copy of our flyer to hang or distribute.

View, share, or download photos of past Edible Book Festivals at Morris Library on Flickr:





Thank you to the Friends of Morris Library, whose support each year makes the Edible Book Festival possible!

About Edible Book Festival:

April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April Fool’s Day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. 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 a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflection on our attachment to food and our cultural differences.  The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron.

From http://www.books2eat.com/

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