The Fifth International Edible Book Festival occured throughout
the world from April 1 to April 5.
Those edible works of art have something to do with books
and are exhibited and consumed. Each participating group or
individual is responsible for its/his/her own audience and
website. Visit each participants websites to see what was
Please send two copies of menus and copies of photographs
to Umbrella, P.O. Box 3640, Santa Monica, CA 90408.
For information, edification and moral support, contact Books2Eat
A Geocities photo
album includes past festivals, check also our gallery
page for a selection of tasty morsels.
Apple Blueberry Papyrus
"When Translators Go Bad"...Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
, Delaware 2004
New York 2004
Thierry Mihoub- Paris, France 2004
Suzie Bohm- Germany
Tales of two cookies: the smart and the tough
Béatrice Coron- New
Ulysses by Pam
Clear and Present Danger
Green Eggs and Ham on Toast
Karen Vance Chicago
After the Greenhouse Effect
Roz Helfand - Los
Angeles, California 2004
Jane Cullina Brunswick,
The Invisible Flan by the Crouch Collective
Salty Tales of the Sea
Kristen Rorke New
of the 5th Festival
Thursday, April 1st, 2004
- Brazil - Canada -
England - France -
Japan - Germany - Italy
- Ireland - Japan - Luxembourg
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand - Russia
- U.S.A: Arizona, California,
Colorado , Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
D.C. , Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, New Jersey, New
Hampshire, New York, North
Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming
Noosa Regional Gallery:
Tewantin, Queensland- See
Books2Eat - Australia will take place at Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican
Street, Tewantin, Queensland on April 1st at 2pm. Everyone/Anyone
is welcome to attend, but all attending must bring an edible book.
There will be no non participating spectators, although at some stage
we may have to rope in a few stray tourists and gallery staff to help
consume the exhibits. Provide your own floor show, drinks, and ride
home, but don't miss the fun.
Contact Judy Barrass
"De comida, diversão e arte!" website:http://www.books2eatbrazil.cjb.net
Rua Boa Esperança,320 apt 701,
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
firstname.lastname@example.org or Luciana Lusbl@hotmail
group , Toronto
Held on April 11th, from 2pm onwards, books to be eaten at 4pm
Location: this ain't the rosedale library's gallery space. 483 Church
Contact: James Spyker
Edge Gallery in St. John's, Newfoundland.-
See Pictures of previous
Contact: Tara Bryan
March 28th , "Sparks" presents: "books2eat alphabet"
Arbeit , Hamburg-
Dublin- An Chomhairle Leabharlanna | The
The Book Arts class "Libro d'Artista"
at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice-
Friday, 2 April 3:30 - 6:30PM
The event is free, and open to anyone interested.
From 3:30 to 5:00 the books will be available for viewing and
any/all performance books will be presented. From 5:00 to 6:30
the books will be consumed.
Cannaregio 1798 , 30121 Venezia Tel +39 041 721 950
Near the San Marcuola vaporetto stop, 10 minutes from the train
LIBRI DA MANGIARE A VENEZIA
Venerdi 2 Aprile dal 15,30 al 18,30
Il corso di Libro d'Arista alla Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
di Venezia vi invita a un té con libri commestibili creati
da artisti e studenti italiani e internazionali. Tutti saranno
benvenuti a partecipare e ad assaggiare i libri.
Con demande: Carrie Galbraith
Pabeierscheier um Schlass zu Burglenster,
Pictures of previous years-
Atelier It Plein 19 Oosterlittens/Rotterdam-
See Pictures of previous years-
see review from Jalouse
Arizona State University at Changing Hands
Bookstore in Tempe, AZ
Contact: Dan Mayer
San Diego Book Arts at UCSD See
DIG YOUR TEETH INTO A FEW GREAT BOOKS
Our Annual Edible Book Tea takes place on April 4 at 2 p.m. in the
Seuss Room of the Geisel Library on the UCSD campus in La Jolla,
Calif. The public is invited FREE OF CHARGE to view artist-created
This year’s Edible Book event is co-sponsored by San Diego
Book Arts and Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD. Artists
interested in creating an edible masterpiece should contact at .
All work must be completely edible and must relate to some aspect
of the “book.” Please deliver your work by 1:30 p.m.
and include two copies of the ingredients and recipe.
The “books” will be displayed until 3 p.m. when they
will be cut and consumed.
In conjunction with the exhibition and eating of the edible books,
a raffle of artist-donated art books will take place. Also following
the Tea, the public is invited to a lecture by the distinguished
artist, Ian Tyson, whose work will be on view at the Special Collections
Contact: Gerry McAllister
For reservations, please call Melanie Trecco at (858) 534-2533 by
Weingart Center for the Arts,
Los Angeles- See
Contact: Judith A. Hoffberg
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (see
website) See pictures at www.bookartsleague.org
1750 13th Street Boulder Co 80302
Saturday, April 3, 4-6 p.m.
Create a book structure entirely from edible materials. Display
your creation, then pour a cup of tea and join other artists and
the public in consuming the show.
4-5 p.m. Sip tea and view edible creations
5-6p.m. Consume them!
Donation: $5 at the door, $3 for BMOCA members,participating artists
pay only entry fees. Please visit All proceeds will go to support
the Book Arts League, a non-profit organization dedicated to book
arts and letterpress printing.
Contact: Julia Seko
Goldey-Beacom College , Hirons Library, Wilmington
4701 Limestone Road,
Contact: Charlotte Criste
Wagon bookworks, Lake Worth, Florida( just south of West
Palm Beach, Florida, and we'll gladly supply directions.)
our website: http://www.redwagonbookworks.com
Contact: John Cutrone
The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of BookWorkers,
Saturday, April 3, in the Student Lounge 4th floor of the Atlanta
College of Art Building at 1280 Peachtree Street, NE Free admission
From 12 - 2, the edible books will be set up for viewing.
From 2 - 4 p.m., you sip High/Low Tea while viewing the edible exhibit.
At 4 p.m., after documenting the work, we eat it too! A
Contact: Ann Frellsen 404-727-0307
College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts - Chicago-
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 6 to 8pm -See
The Columbia College Library, 3rd Floor 624 South Michigan Chicago,
For this Tea, all Works of Art will be Edible and Booklike(and hopefully
Tasteful in every sense of the word.)
Among the non-edible (but still delectable) volumes of the Columbia
College Library we will sip tea, admire and document our tasty tomes;and
then we will feast upon them.Please do join us!
If you make a Book, you may attend free, but you must RSVP by Friday,
March 26th, 5pm. We1ll need the title of your piece, your name,
and an ingredients list.
Unsure of your culinary or odd binding talents? RSVP to Eat Books
Only, for a mere ten dollars. Proceeds will benefit our bindery
to MAKE a BOOK: or call Melissa Jay Craig at 312-344-6635
EAT BOOKS only: or call Michelle Ferguson at 312-344-7384,
Eastern Maine Community College,
Bangor -See pictures-
April 14, 2004 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rangley Hall, Sylvan Rd., Bangor
For more information consult
Contact Deb Perro, 207-941-4601, email@example.com, or Sue
The Book Arts
Class at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine- See
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Daggett Lounge,
Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. For this Event,
all Works of Art will be Edible and Book like. We invite you to
join us for coffee or tea from 9:30 - 11:00 as we photograph and
document our edible volumes; and at 11:00 we will dine on them.
Please do join us! Choose one or more of the following:
-Bring an edible Book with you for inclusion in the exhibit
-Make a book at the event ($8.50 for a guest meal ticket)
-Come to see the delicious titles that have been created.
Unsure of your culinary skills or binding skills? Students will
be available to help you from 9:30-10:30 that morning.
For directions, or questions, or to RSVP Write to Rebecca
Indian Springs Recreation Building
Contact: Koralleen Stavish
Booklover's Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA
When: Saturday, April 3rd, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA
How: Just show up with your creation in hand! We will photograph
Contact: Debra Ostrokolowicz
Zea Mays Printmaking , Florence
Saturday, April 3, 2004 the Arts and Industry Building
Proceeds will help support an annual exhibition of artists’
books to be held in June 2004 and a portion of the proceeds will
go to benefit The Food Bank
of Western Massachusetts.
Those who create and exhibit edible books are welcome free of charge.
Those who come for the viewing and eating are asked for a $5 donation.
If you are interested in creating a book for the tea, please RSVP
to Liz Chalfin or Carrie Wilson.
If you are interested in viewing and eating books - please save
the date and join us on April 3rd between 3 and 4 PM.
Contact:Liz Chaflin (413)
584-1783or Carrie Wilson
The Roeper School , Michigan
1051 Oakland Avenue Birmingham, MI 48009
Contact: Pat Lawrence:
@ Argyle-Zebra Gallery, St. Paul
308 Prince street
Contact: Robyn Beth Priestley
(651) 310-0026 Jeffrey Morrison - A-Z Gallery (651) 602-9105
The Book Arts Roundtable - South Orange,
New Hampshire Institute of Art Library- Manchester
Fuller Hall 156 Hanover Street
Thursday, April 1, 2004 5-7 pm
The New Hampshire Institute of Art Library is hosting its first
edible book festival! Institute students, faculty, staff and invited
guests are supplying the "edible books" to be exhibited.
Creativity is unlimited but all entries must be edible and about
books! Prizes will be awarded to selected books in different categories
such as "most creative", etc. The books will be photographed
and sent to the edible books website. Pieces of the books will be
sold for a price that will be posted on the day of the festival
with the proceeds to benefit the NHIA library image resource collection.
Come and enjoy a tasty book!
Contact: tel 603-623-0313 Ted
Randall at ext 547 , Stephanie
Bergeron atext 546 , or Kathy
Ritter at ext. 530
for Book Arts - New York - New York -
See Pictures -
Thursday April 1, 6-10 p.m. at BAUHAUS 196 Orchard Street (one block
south of Houston)
download call for artist
and press release
Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York
Sunday April 4, 2-4pm at AIHA Library (website)
For more information call 518.463.4478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Coffee House and the UNCG English Department, Greensboro's
first edible book festival
April 1st, 2004 Tate Street Coffee
Literary campus and community cooks are encouraged to create "edible
books" for the festival.
Creativity is unlimited but all entries must be edible and about
Prizes will be awarded to selected books in different categories
such as "Most Creative," "Most Literary," etc.
The books will be photographed and posted on Tate Street Coffee
House and edible books websites. Pieces of the books will be sold
for a price that will be posted on the day of the festival with
the proceeds to benefit local literacy programs.
To enter, simply bring your edible book to the coffee house by 1pm
April 1st. Come and enjoy a tasty book with us!
Contact: Adrian Wurr (336-334-3564)
or Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ (336-275-2754)
William H. Doane Library 400 West Loop
Thursday, April 1, 2004 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Eat at 4:00)
Contact: Nedda Ahmed
Books, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 See
Saturday April 3rd 1-4pm (eat at 2)
13015 Larchmere Blvd. tel: 216-795-9800
University of Cincinnati- Cincinnati, Ohio-
Read press reviews
Contact: Erika Taibl
Waterworks- Tulsa, Oklahoma-
TBAG,Tulsa Book Arts Gang, will exhibit at WaterWorks,the Municipal
Show and Eat on Sunday 28 March starting at 2:00 pm
Contact: Ed Witterholt
University of North Texas Libraries, Denton,
for more information.
Contact: Mary Durio
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas-
Thursday April 1 st between 2-4 pm
We are located on the corner of MLK and Red River, at the UT Collections
for more information
Contact: Shannon Phillips.
Natrona County Public Library Foundation,
Casper, Wyoming 82601
April 1st from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m.in the historic ballroom
of the Casper Elks Lodge at 108 East 7th Street.
Tickets for the event will be $10/person or $25/family of four.
They can be purchased at the Natrona County Library, Blue Heron
Books, Ralph’s Books, The Flower Gallery, and Metro Coffee
Several “novel” gift baskets will be offered for bid
during the evening’s silent auction.
Individuals or businesses can participate in a number of delicious
-Create an Edible Book – Entry fee, including a ticket to
the event, is $10. Deadline for entry is March 1, 2004.
-Sponsor our event – Sponsors are needed for this premier
event to help offset expenses and support the Library Foundation’s
-Create a “novel” basket –Local merchants are
donating wonderful gift baskets centered on book themes.
All proceeds will go toward the Natrona County Public Library
Foundation’s endowment campaign, “A Story That Never
Contact: Heidi Walker,
Laurette Fisher at 262-3052 or the Natrona County Public Library