Wednesday, March 26, 2014

From IowaNow

UI Libraries hosts Edible Books Festival April 1

By: University Communication and Marketing | 2014.03.24 | 07:00 AM


The University of Iowa Libraries invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to celebrate the annual International Edible Books Festival April 1 by crafting a delicious book to share and, of course, eat.

To participate, follow two simple rules: entries must be edible, and they must have something to do with books as shapes and/or content. Edible books will be displayed on Tuesday, April 1, in the University of Iowa Main Library Learning Commons, Group Study Rooms 1103 and 1105 in the South Lobby from 3 to 4:30 p.m. followed by a book tasting.

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories including Best Book Structure, Best Literary Allusion, Judge’s Favorite, Audience Favorite, and Best Tasting. Entries will be judged by the Iowa City Press-Citizen’s Michael Knock, UI Center for the Book’s Emily Martin, and UI Libraries Special Collections Librarian Colleen Theisen.

For more information or to submit an entry, contact Brett Cloyd at or at 319-335-5743, and bring your entry to Room 1103 between 2 to 2:45 p.m. on April 1.

The International Edible Books Festival is an annual event held on April 1 around the world. The event unites bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, photographed, and then consumed. Information and inspiration can be found at