Edible Book Event

About the Event

Edible Book events occur all over the world on or around April 1st and are loosely organized as the International Edible Book Festival.

The library held its first Edible Book Event on April 1, 2015, its second on April 1, 2016, its third on April 3, 2017, and its fourth on April 2, 2018.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar
Edible Book Event '15: A Very Hungry Caterpillar
Children's books inspired several entries!
The Old Man and the Sea
Edible Book Event '15: The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea...a postmodern interpretation.
The Missing Piece
Edible Book Event '15: The Missing Piece
We had 2 Shel Silverstein inspired entries!
Oranges are not the only fruit
Edible Book Event '15: Oranges are not the only fruit
Oranges are not the only fruit...true statement. This entry was perhaps the healthiest!
Were the Sidewalk Ends!
Edible Book Event '15: Were the Sidewalk Ends!
This entry was replete with marzipan people and a marzipan dog!
Oxford English Dictionary and Clockwork Orange
Edible Book Event '15: The Oxford English Dictionary & Clockwork Orange
Clockwork orange proved quite the crowd favorite! The frosting looked radioactive!
Monster Book of Monsters
Edible Book Event '15: Harry Potter's Monster Book
We had two great interpretations of Harry Potter's Monster Book!
Another Monster Book
Edible Book Event '15: Another Monster Book
Both Monster Book entries were awesome! What a toothy book!
Edible Book Event Overview
Edible Book Event '15: All the entries!
There was quite a buffet of bookish eats!
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Entry
Edible Book Event '15: A Farewell to Arms & If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
An uncut brownie block served as the perfect platform for these two entries!
Clifford the Big Red Dog Entry
Edible Book Event '16: Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford made out of marzipan!
Cat in the Hat Cake with Winner
Edible Book Event '16: Cat in the Hat
Winner of the Popular Vote prize!
Naked Lunch Entry
Edible Book Event '16: Naked Lunch
A literal interpretation of Naked Lunch by William Burroughs.
Cat in the Hat Cake
Edible Book Event '16: Cat in the Hat Cake
Cat in the Hat cake closeup!
Book Cover Cupcakes
Edible Book Event '17: Book Cover Cupcakes
Red velvet!
Dune Cake
Edible Book '17: Dune Cake
The Spice!
How to Eat Fried Worms entry
Edible Book '17: How to Eat Fried Worms
Fried worms and a dirt/worm mousse!
Julius Caesar Edible Book
Edible Book '17: Julius Caesar
Et tu Brute?
Creepy Carrots Edible Book entry
Edible Book '17: Creepy Carrots
Note the lurking chocolate bunny!
Outing Club Guidebook
Edible Book '17: Outing Club Guidebook
"College goes fast..."

The Rules:

All entries must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.

Entries can be created out of anything edible (cake, grapes, pickles, whatever!). Of course, you can transport your item on something inedible…such as a plate! If you use any inedible materials, please note that upon submission (as these entries will be eaten!).

Entries must be submitted by members of the W&L community (faculty, staff, students, departments, student organizations). Families/friends of university employees can also be involved in the creation/submission of an entry as long as there was employee involvement.

Individuals or groups may submit an entry.

The University Library will not supply ingredients for entries (the Library will to provide beverages for consumption during the “eating of the entries”).

The Prizes:

Entries will be competing to win the “Popular Vote” and/or “Best in Show” (bestowed by invited judges).

Specifically, students/faculty can “vote” for entries by putting a dollar in an associated jar. The entry that earns the most money wins the “Popular Vote” prize. Collected money will be donated to W&L Campus Kitchens. “Best in show” will be awarded by a faculty member, or team of faculty members (faculty members with particular knowledge in literature or cuisine with be consulted).


Browse the library’s Edible Books & Media pinboard!