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.
Images from past EBF’s can be found on our Flickr site. Bon Appetit and Happy Binding!