Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival 2016
For more entries at Brandeis in previous years, and details of creators and winning pieces, please visit the Edible Book Festival galleries on Flickr: 2016, 2015, 2014

The Brandeis Library invites you to join us in celebrating this creative, intriguing, and delicious event.  An international festival in commemoration of the birthday of gastronome and author Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, it takes place annually on or around April 1st.  Members of the Brandeis community are invited to submit edible creations inspired by books, which are displayed, judged, and finally consumed in an all day event at the library. 

Whether or not you submit an entry, please swing by in the morning and vote for the Best in Show to help us distribute one of the four awards given.  After our judges have deliberated on which of the entries exhibits the Best Visual Presentation, made the Most Creative Use of Ingredients, or deserves Funniest/Punniest, see the awards bestowed and discover if you voted for the same piece as everyone else for Best in Show.  Finally, help us eat our words and consume the entries in the afternoon!

To enter the event, submit this online form in the month of March.  All edible books must be “bookish.”  Entries might, for example:

  • have the shape of a book (or scroll, tablet, book-on-tape, etc)
  • pun on the title
  • recreate cover art
  • visually represent a written scene or illustration in a book

Keep an eye out for flyers, posters, social media, and on the BrandeisEVENTS Calendar for this year's date and the day's timing.