Sign Up for the 2017 Edible Books Festival

March 15, 2017

Initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, Edible Books Festivals are held by libraries worldwide on or around April 1st. The concept is simple; create a (mostly) edible object that relates to the written word. Books, poems, short stories, graphic novels or anything written can serve as the inspiration.  

Please join us for Benedictine University Library's Edible Book Fest on Tuesday, April 11! The fest will take place from 2:00-3:30 pm on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

To enter, click here 
Deadline for entering is April 9, 2017 


  1. All or part of the entry has to be made out of something edible National library week logo
  2. Please list ingredients, especially those considered allergens (dairy, nuts, wheat, soy) 
  3. The entry must reference books in some way either through the title, characters, book cover, etc.  
  4. All BenU students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate 
  5. You can enter as an individual or as a team (i.e. roommates, departments, lab partners, clubs, etc.) 
  6. Entries must be delivered to the Library 2nd floor Idea Lounge between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. 

2:00pm - Display and voting/judging, prizes and entries eaten 

Visitors to the Edible Book Fest decide by popular vote (voting ends at 2:30 pm and the results are announced shortly thereafter) the winners of the contest in the following categories: 

  • Funniest/Punniest
  • People’s Choice/Popular  
  • Most Creative

Winners get a certificate and bragging rights for a year, and after the winners are announced we eat the entries!  

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