The University of Cincinnati Libraries celebrated the International Edible Books Festival on Friday, April 1, 2022. Sixteen edible books were created by students, faculty, staff, librarians, friends and family. The entries ranged from children’s books to literary classics to popular fiction and nonfiction books. The edible books were made of cakes, cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, candy, Peeps, olives and even carrots. Each entry was judged by our esteemed judges Rachel Hoople and Imani Coleman and awarded a bookmark. Created by librarian Judith A. Hoffberg and artist Béatrice Coron, the International Edible Books Festival is held worldwide annually on or around April 1st to mark the birthday of Jean Brillat-Savarin, author of The Physiology…
In the volume 8, no 2 issue of Source, we wrote about the 2009 International Edible Books Festival. UC Libraries has celebrated the annual event since 2001.