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University Library Edible Books Event

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2023 Entries 


What is an Edible Books Event?

This offbeat competition was started in 1999 by Judith A. Hoffberg and has since become an international event featured on radio, television, and newspapers. All works must be edible and have something to do with books: look like a book, include text to read, or illustrate a theme taken from a book or book title.

When is University Library's Edible Books Event?

University Library's Edible Books Event will take place on Tuesday of National Library Week, April 9 from 3pm-4pm in the 3rd floor atrium of the Conaton Learning Commons.

Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Best in Show: overall best presentation of food
  • Most Creative Interpretation: overall best interpretation of a title or cover
  • Best Student Entry: favorite entry from student submissions

How Can I participate?

Submit your entry. Submit entries by Tuesday, April 2. Please bring your edible entry AND a copy of the book to the Connection Center desk in the CLC by 2pm on the day of the event.

If you have any questions, please email Meg Martin,

Need Inspiration? View Past Edible Book Entries.

2022: Go Tell the Bees that I'm Gone

2022 Entries 

2021: The Shining

2021 Entries

2020: Catching Fire

2020: Catching Fire

2020 Entries

2019: We Are the Gardeners

2019 Entries

2018: The Spider Weaver

2018 Entries

2017: Bunny Cakes

2017 Entries