What is the Edible Book Festival?
Join us for the 2nd Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of books and food collide in creative and delicious ways. Create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Let your imagination run free! Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. Draw inspiration from the Vanderbilt Libraries' 1st Annual Edible Books Festival entries and the International Edible Books Festival.
Entries may be made from anything that is edible (cake, bread, crackers, gelatin, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) as long as it can be displayed for a few hours without melting or spoiling.
Participation is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.
Schedule for the 2019 Edible Book Festival
9 am-10 am: Participants drop off their entries in the Community Room
9 am-11:30 am: Judging and Photography
11:30 am: Public viewing begins
12:15 pm: Welcome and judges' commentary
12:30 pm: Eat the books!
2019 Festival Award Categories
|• People's Choice||• Best Team Entry|
|• Judges' Choice||• Best Depiction of a Classic|
|• Most Creative||• Best Depiction of a Children's Book|
|• Most Appetizing||• Best Nashville or Southern Theme|
2019 Edible Book Festival Judges
Vince Durnan, Director, University School of Nashville
Bob Bernstein, Founder and Owner, Bongo Java
Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
2018 Festival Winners
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie;
Library Technology and Digital Services
Best Depiction of a Classic
Lard of the Fries;
Human and Organizational Development Team
Best Depiction of a Children's Book
Jolie and Kaya Booth
Best Nashville or Southern Theme
Moon Pie Sonata;
Wilson Music Library Staff
Best Team Entry
Central Service Desk Bookies
Farewell to Arms;
Science & Engineering Library Staff
Of Mousse and Men
The Smallest One Was Madeleine;
Rachel Lane Walden
2018 Edible Books Festival Photo Gallery