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Edible Book Festival: Books Are Delicious!

The 2nd Annual Edible Books Festival


Monday, April 1, 2019
Community Room, Central Library
Register by noon on March 29th [entry form]

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
• Funniest/Punniest    


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

Most Creative
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
The Hobbiton;
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

Most Appetizing
Of Mousse and Men

Judges' Choice
BJ Rodgers

People's Choice
The Smallest One Was Madeleine;
Rachel Lane Walden


2018 Edible Books Festival Photo Gallery