University Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Edible Book Festival April 15

| March 6, 2013
Edible Book Festival

“Edible books” may either 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 be related somehow to books in general.

Updated March 21, 2013

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Love to read? Love to eat? Do both at the Webster University Library’s Edible Book Festival on Monday, April 15, from noon – 1:30 p.m.

In celebration of the University Library’s 10th anniversary and National Library Week, Webster faculty, staff, students and the Webster Groves community are invited to submit an edible book. Cake will be served throughout the event for attendees of the celebration.

Anyone from our extended and international campuses can also enter the Edible Book Contest: simply post a picture of your edible book creation on the Library’s Facebook page by 10:30 a.m. Central on April 15.

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.

Judging:

Winners will receive a free baking book and bragging rights for a year. The top three edible books will be selected by a special panel of “celebrity” judges:

  • Beth Stroble – President of Webster University
  • Kelly Boruff – Webster University student
  • Robin Assner – Webster University faculty
  • Tim Brennen – Owner of Cravings bakery and restaurant
  • Sarah Riss – Superintendent of Webster Groves Schools
  • Gerry Welch –  Mayor of Webster Groves

How to Register

Please complete the registration form to enter your edible creations entry. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12. Complete directions for entering your edible book can be found on the Library’s blog.

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

Need Some Inspiration?

Check out 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

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