A big thank-you to everyone who entered, bid, and helped set up the festival. Thanks especially to Mark Z. for taking pictures. It takes a village to put on this event and we are deeply appreciative of the support we get from our Library and our colleagues.
Start cooking the books! The 9th Annual Edible Book Festival will take place on April 1st from 2-3:30pm in Perkins Library room 217. Note the room change this year.
As in years past we will have a silent auction of the entries. Competitive bidding is highly encouraged. Proceeds will support the Duke University Libraries Helene Baumann Fund.
Attendees will be asked to electronically vote for your favorite entries in the following categories:
Best book structure (looks or acts most like a real book)
Best student entry (k-12, college and grad students)
Best In Show
The auction and voting will take place between 2-3pm, with winners announced shortly thereafter. Please bring your entries to Perkins 217 at 1:30pm. We need time to enter them into the electronic voting database.
For past years’ entries, visit Flickr and search “Edible Book Festival” or click on the Edible Book Festival website for direct links. Light refreshments will also be served.
The Eighth Annual Edible Book Festival is a month away. We will be convening on April 1st (Monday), 2013 in the Gothic Reading Room.
For more information or to participate in this year’s festival please contact Beth Doyle, Head of Conservation Services Dept., or call the Conservation Lab at 919-660-5906. Entries must be delivered to the Gothic Reading Room at 1:30 p.m. on April 1, 2013.
Images from past festivals can be found on our Flickr site. Bon Appetit and Happy Binding!
Our Seventh Annual Edible Book Festival was a success! In case you were unable to attend the event, images of the entries are now available on our Flickr Page. The silent auction of the entries raised over $350 $400 for the DUL Memorial Fund in honor of Helene Baumann.
Thanks to all who entered, attended, bid and voted for their favorites!
We are less than a week away from the Seventh Annual Edible Book Festival. We will be celebrating on Monday, April 2, from 2pm-3:30pm in the Gothic Reading Room.
If you will be bringing an entry, please do so by 1:30pm so we can take its picture and get it entered into our online database for electronic voting.
Edible or not, every entry will be eligible for bidding in the silent auction to benefit the Duke University Libraries Helene Baumann Memorial Fund. If you are interested in participating in the silent auction, stop by the registration table for your secret identity when you arrive.
Winners in each of our voting categories will be announced around 3pm. Auction winners will be announced around 3:15, and then the eating can begin!
It’s never too early to start planning your edible book festival entry. This year we will be celebrating on Monday, April 2nd,from 2-3:30pm in the Gothic Reading Room. Details can be found on the Edible Book Festival web page.
The event is open to all Duke University and Medical Center staff, students, and the general public. There is no entry fee. The only rule: Make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes or content. Past EBF entries can be seen on Flickr.
You don’t have to enter to join the fun, the Festival includes:
Refreshments that you will want to eat, unlike some of the entries.
Voting for your favorite entries in several categories. Help them win a prize!
An opportunity to participate in the silent auction. Take your favorite edible book home with you!
I tend to look awkward in photos, like this one from Edible Book Festival IV (2009), that’s me on the right. I thought I would embrace my penchant for knowing exactly when to look ridiculous and share this image as a way of reminding you that we are just a couple weeks away from EBF-VI.
We will once again be holding a silent auction of each entry, with the proceeds to benefit the DUL Memorial Fund in memory of Helene Baumann. Bring your competitive spirit and start a bidding war for that incredible chocolate concoction that may or may not look like a damp squid.
You will also get to vote for your favorite entries in each of six categories: most edible, least edible, punniest, best student entry, most book-like (the item that looks most like an actual, physical book), and best in show. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.
Join us on April 1st, 2012, at 2pm in the Gothic Reading Room in Perkins Library. If you have an edible entry, please bring it to the Gothic at 1:30 so we can get you checked in and take a photo of your entry for our Flickr page. Refreshments will be served.
P.S. If you haven’t yet, please take our survey by clicking on the orange button on the right. We are collecting information from our readers so that we can make our blogs better and more informative. It won’t take long, just five easy questions. Thanks!
April 1, 2011 – Gothic Reading Room (Perkins Library), 2-3:30pm
The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event held on or about April 1. Since 1999 bookbinders and bibliophiles have been creating books made of edible materials for everyone to enjoy.
The only rule? Make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes or content. Information and inspiration can be found on the Festival’s home page at www.Books2Eat.com.
You do not need to enter an edible book to attend our event. Festivities will include not only edible books but refreshments you will actually want to consume and voting for your favorite entries in several categories. We will also hold a silent auction for those of you wishing to support the Duke University Libraries Memorial Fund (Helene Baumann) by purchasing a unique object.
For more information or to participate in this year’s festival please contact: Beth Doyle, Head of Conservation Services Dept., or call the Conservation Lab at 919-660-5906. Entries must be delivered to the Gothic Reading Room no later than 1:30 p.m. on April 1, 2011.
At our 5th Annual EBF we raised $649 for the DUL Memorial Fund (Helene Baumann Fund) through the silent auction and additional donations. A big thank you to everyone for attending and for making some great entries, and thanks to Mark Zupan for the images. Photos from the event are on our Flickr site. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Winners by Popular Vote
Punniest Entry: Jack and the Beans-Talk! (Meg Brown)
Best Book Structure: Tie between Scarlet Pumpernickel (Erin Hammeke) and Books With Scallion Staples (Rachel Ingold)
Most Edible: All Creatures Great and Small (Beth Doyle)
Least Edible: Damp Squid (Beth Doyle)
Favorite Overall: In Defense of Food (Amy and David Turner)
Best Student Entry: Tie between The Three Golden Keys (Liam Brown) and Mistletoe and the Three Kittens (Eddie Brown).
Most Votes Across All Categories: Mistletoe and the Three Kittens (Liam Brown)