Edible Book Festival

Edible Book

Around April 1st, bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc).  All entries will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN!  Photographs of all edible books will appear in the Edible Book Festival gallery.

The Champaign-Urbana Edible Book Festival is sponsored by the University Library, and supported by the generous help of campus and community volunteers and prize donors. It is a fundraiser to support the crucial work of the Wesley Food Pantry.

Schedule of events:
Participants may begin dropping off their entries at Martinelli’s Market.

4:30pm: Judging begins

5:00pm: Public viewing begins

5:45pm: Introduction from hosts, Martinelli’s Market and Wesley Food Pantry

6pm: Judge’s commentary and awards

6:15pm: Let’s eat!

This event is sponsored by the University Library