Edible Books Festival

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5th Annual Edible Book Festival at Morris Library

The perfect way to eat your words and play with them. Edible Book Festival images

Edible Book Festival 2015 is right around the corner! Our 5th Annual EBF will take place April 1, 2015 from 3:00-5:00pm in Morris Library's First Floor Rotunda. Entries are due by 1:00pm on April 1. Contact sprindle@lib.siu.edu for more details. 

This year's prize categories include:

  • Best in Show (winner gets a Kindle eReader)
  • People's Choice
  • Punniest
  • Least Edible
  • Most Edible
  • Best Book Structure
  • Best Saluki Submission (best edible book made by a SIUC student or students)

Want to know what an Edible Book looks like? Or just enjoy a good pun? View, share, or download photos of past Edible Book Festivals at Morris Library on Flickr:





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.

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/

Want to download our poster? Click here.