Webster University Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary and National Library Week with an Edible Book Festival on Monday, April 15th. 12-1:30

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Love to read? Love to eat? Let’s do both at the Webster University Library’s Edible Book Festival on Monday, April 15, from 12 -1:30 p.m. As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, University faculty, staff, and students and the Webster Groves community are invited to submit an edible book.  A special panel of judges will choose the top three edible books. Winners will receive a free baking book and bragging rights for a year.

Edible books are all or partially edible and can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun of a book title, refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover or just have something to do with books in general. Cake will be served throughout the event for all to enjoy.

Please fill out this form to register as a participant. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12th. There is no need to register to attend the event.

Need some inspiration? Look at some examples of edible books from other festivals around the country:

Seattle Edible Book Festival

Duke University Edible Book Festival

University of Texas Edible Book Festival

National Library Week is held as a reminder of the contributions libraries, and library staff make to their communities every day. This event is free and open to the public. Find directions to the library and parking info.

Directions for participants:

8:00 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m. Drop off your edible book at Webster University Library. You may also take time to set up your edible book and make any finishing touches.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Judging will take place.

12:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at noon and edible books are open to be viewed by the public until 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. Pick up your edible book from the library. Any edible books left after 4:00 p.m. are subject to consumption by library student workers.

Not in Saint Louis? Anyone from our extended and international campuses can also enter to win. Simply post a picture of your edible book on the Library’s Facebook page by 10:30 am on the morning of the event.

Celebrity Judges:

Robin Assner – – Assistant Professor, Art Department
Kelly Boruff – Webster University Student
Tim Brennen – Owner of Cravings bakery and restaurant
Sarah Riss – Superintendent of Webster Groves Schools
Beth Stroble – President of Webster University
Gerry Welch –  Mayor of Webster Groves

Questions can be directed to John Watts, Instruction and Liaison Services Librarian at wattsjoh@webster.edu or call (314) 349-7812

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