Yearly Festivals

Ms Tamako Takeda,The Tale of Genki, Yokohama, Japan, 2005

Books2Eat 2005

The Sixth International Edible Book Festival

Send the website address of Books2Eat to book artists and cooks:
April fool's day event comes back with taste every year!

Please keep us informed of your event and links

The Sixth International Edible Book Festival is happening 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 for details.

Participants: please send two copies of menus and copies of photographs to Umbrella, P.O. Box 3640, Santa Monica, CA 90408.

Information: for edification and moral support, contact Books2Eat or umbrella@ix.netcom.com

A Geocities photo album includes past festivals, check also our gallery page for a selection of tasty morsels.

Hunger, Taller Leñateros, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico, 2005

Blueberries for Sal (2), Megan Coombs & Colin Zarnoch
Portland, 2005

Barbara Henry, The book reveals its content
New York, 2005

William Blake's Memorable Fancies
Christine Tacq, Thames, England 2005

AKA Gallery Inc.,Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 2005

Getting to the Meat of the Subject: Heroism, Shelly Paul
Portland, 2005

James and the giant peach: Niamh; An Chomhairle Leabharlanna
The Library Council, Dublin, Ireland 2005

Peter Kûstermann - Love's a four letter word
Minden, Germany, 2005

Tatsumi Masaaki, Slow Food Life,Yokohama, Japan, 2005

Recess,by Matt Broodie-Stewart, Boston College 2005

Guacamole Book by Gene Epstein
Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, Ohio

France's Bacon - CarolynWeigel
Ursinuscollege, Pennsylvania, 2005

Changing Seasons, Yvonne Southard
Portland, 2005

Chef Lauri Ditunno from the French Culinary Institute
on an idea of Michelle Raccagni"Physiologie du gout"
New York, 2005

Annette Huber, Bestsellerie
Hamburg, Germany, 2005

Alan Warner: The Gates
Boulder, Colorado 2005

Chef Kir Rodriguez from the French Culinary Institute
on an idea of Maki Takahashi "Let the Light Shine In"
New York, 2005

Chef Sharon Lewis & Melissa Kaye from the French Culinary Institute
on an idea of Paul Gelbman "Thou shall eat my words"
New York, 2005

Lieblingsgedichte von Sonja (offen)- Sonja Doebler,
Hamburg (Rührteig, Oblaten und Zuckerguss)
Hamburg, Germany, 2005

Olin Gallery. Washington Jefferson College
Pittsburgh, PA

Chef Lauri Ditunno from the French Culinary Institute
on an idea of Beatrice Coron"A Taste of your Future"
New York, 2005

Match Book, Noosa, Australia 2005

Hamlet, Ham-let got it? Karen,An Chomhairle Leabharlanna
The Library Council, Dublin, Ireland 2005

My Life is an Open Book, Shan Ellentuck, Center for Book Arts, New York 2005






Participants of the 6th Festival
Friday, April 1st, 2005

Australia - Brazil - Canada - England - France - Japan - Germany - Italy - Ireland - Japan - Luxembourg -Mexico-

The Netherlands - New Zealand - Russia - U.S.A: Arizona, California, Colorado ,Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland/Washington D.C. , Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,Oregon,Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wyoming

Noosa Regional Gallery: Tewantin, Queensland- See Pictures -
Contact Judy Barrass

"De comida, diversão e arte!" website:http://www.books2eatbrazil.cjb.net
Rua Boa Esperança,320 apt 701, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Lucia: heylucia@yahoo.com or Luciana Lusbl@hotmail

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2x4 group , Toronto
Saturday April 2nd 1pm-5pm (feast at 4)
This Ain't The Rosedale Library's gallery space
483 Church
For more information, and pictures from last year's event, please go to:
Contact: James Spyker

Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John's, Newfoundland.- See Pictures of previous years -
Contact: Tara Bryan

AKA Gallery Inc.,Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Edible Book Festival workshop at the Frances Morrison Library gallery, Saskatoon on April 1st
Contact: Rebecca Cittadini

Thame, Oxfordshire,- See Pictures-
Contact Heather Hunter

Museum der Arbeit , Hamburg- See Pictures-
Contact: Juergen Boenig

Minden, see pictures gallery
April 1st from 14.00 till 17.00 at Altentagesstatte Johanniskirchhof, Minden
A common project by Altentagesstatte, Kulturverein Wolkenstein und Kulturzentrum BUZ
contact: Herbert Schmidt

Dublin- An Chomhairle Leabharlanna | The Library Council
Contact: Alun Bevan

The Book Arts class "Libro d'Artista" at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice- see pictures-
Cannaregio 1798 , 30121 Venezia Tel +39 041 721 950
Near the San Marcuola vaporetto stop, 10 minutes from the train station.
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 or fellow@scuolagrafica.it


view this year Tale of Genji and Slow Food life
Contact: Masaaki Tatsumi

Pabeierscheier um Schlass zu Burglenster, Burglenster- See Pictures of previous years-

Contact:Edy Willem

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas at Taller Leñateros
The book produced in 2005 was made with tortillas painted with annato (achiote ) mole and beans, produced in Taller Leñateros by Mayan indians in Chiapas which is the poorest state in Mexico. One million Mayans have abandonned their homes in order to work as illegal immigrants in United States in order to feed their families. The name of the book is "Vinal" which means Hunger in Tzotsil Maya and on different pages it says hunger in Tzeltal, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Swahili, German, Norwegian, Deutch, Hebrew, Chinese, Farsi and Arabic.
contact: Ambar past

New Zealand
With Visual Tart

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The Netherlands
Easterlittens: Atelier It Plein 19 Oosterlittens/Rotterdam- See Pictures of previous years-
The Gingerbread Hornbook

see review from Jalouse Moscow

Arizona State University at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ
Contact: Dan Mayer

Tucson, Paperworks- See Pictures-


San Diego Book Arts at UCSD See Pictures
Contact: Gerry McAllister For reservations, please call Melanie Trecco at (858) 534-2533 by March 29th.

Weingart Center for the Arts, Los Angeles- See Pictures-
Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Twenty-one creative people submitted their culinary creations for the viewing and dining pleasure of more than 150 avid book, art and food lovers.
Contact: Judith A. Hoffberg

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (see website)
www.bookartsleague.org , a community nonoprofit arts organization
1750 13th Street Boulder Co 80302
April 2, 2005, 4 - 6 pm
Registration: 3-4 pmTea: 4 - 6 pm Viewing: 4 - 5:30 pm
Consuming: 5:30 - 6 pm
ADMISSION: $5 general admission, $3 for BMoCA members, $2 entry fee only for participating artists
Contact: Julia Seko, 303 492-4788 or julia.seko@Colorado.edu
For updates and an entry form for the 2005 Edible Tea:
To view previous Edible Tea events in Boulder: http://www.BookArtsLeague.org/balteapage.html

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Friday April 1, Beinecke Library 3:30 pm
Info: webpage

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
80 Audubon Street
April 2nd, book set up at 9am,
Exhibition open to the public from 10am to 11am. Tea served/books eaten at 11am.
Contact: Jolynne Roorda

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Goldey-Beacom College , Hirons Library, Wilmington (see pictures)
4701 Limestone Road,
Contact: Pam Stewart

The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of BookWorkers, sponsors its Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 2, 2005 2-5:00 p.m. at Jake's Ice Creams at 129 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030. $5 per artist and $10 per guest (includes sampling exhibits).
Contact Maggi Johnsen at (404) 524-9379 or majohnse@biltmorecomm.com

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts - Chicago- Illinois
-See pictures-
The Columbia College Library, 3rd Floor 624 South Michigan Chicago, IL 60605
RSVP to MAKE a BOOK: or call Melissa Jay Craig at 312-344-6635
RSVP to EAT BOOKS only: or call Michelle Ferguson at 312-344-7384,

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University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa
Emily Martin and her students. (see pictures)
contact: Emily Martin

Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor -See pictures-
Rangley Hall, Sylvan Rd., Bangor
For more information consult website
Contact Deb Perro, 207-941-4601, dperro@emtc.org, or Sue Jagels,207-973-8227

The Book Arts Class at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine- See pictures-
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.
For directions, or questions, or to RSVP Write to Rebecca Goodale

Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine
Wednesday, April 6th, Rines Auditorium
11:30-12:30pm: Edible Books on Display
12:30-2:00pm: Edible Books Awards and Sampling
To enter or for more information, please contact Kristi Calhoun, Development and Programming Office, 871-1700, Ext. 759 or calhoun@portland.lib.me.us.

Indian Springs Recreation Building - See Pictures-
Contact: Koralleen Stavish

Boston College "drawing in another dimension" class
April 14th at 9 am
contact: Mary Sherman

Booklover's Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA
Where: Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA
How: Just show up with your creation in hand! We will photograph entries.
Contact: Debra Ostrokolowicz tel:508-949-6232

Zea Mays Printmaking , Florence (Northampton), MA
the Arts and Industry Building
If you are interested in creating a book for the tea, please RSVP to Liz Chalfin or Carrie Wilson.
Contact:Liz Chaflin (413) 584-1783or Carrie Wilson 413-210-5652

The Roeper School , Michigan
1051 Oakland Avenue Birmingham, MI 48009
Contact: Pat Lawrence: stampaddy@comcast.net

Books2Eat @ Argyle-Zebra Gallery, St. Paul Minnesota
308 Prince street
Contact: Robyn Beth Priestley (651) 310-0026 Jeffrey Morrison - A-Z Gallery (651) 602-9105

Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul, Mn
Family Class: Edible Books
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Fee: $35 child/adult pair, $32 members of MCBA or Minnesota Historical Society, $16 for each additional child.
Reservations: required, call 612-341-7555

New Jersey:
The Book Arts Roundtable - South Orange, NJ
Contact: Ellen

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New Hampshire:
New Hampshire Institute of Art Library- Manchester
Event date is Thursday April 14, 2005, 5-7 PM
Fuller Hall 156 Hanover Street
Contact: tel 603-623-0313 Kathy Ritter at ext. 530 or ext. 532

New York:
Center for Book Arts - New York - New York (see pictures)
April 6, 6:30- At the Center for Book Arts in New York, the event is planned as a 30th Anniversary Benefit to help fund education and outreach programs. Taster tickets are $75 per person. Gourmet tickets are $125 per person. Epicure tickets are $250 per person. Connoisseur tickets are $500 per person. Eatery Club Sponsorship levels are also available--$1,500 for 4 tickets and $2,500 for 8.
Download registration

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York
AIHA Library (website)
Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Rice House of the Albany Institute of History & Art. A highlight of this year’s event will be a light-hearted contest judging entries based upon creativity, whimsy, and originality with our celebrity judge Doug Blackburn, Food Writer with the Times Union.
For more information on the Edible Book festival contact the Albany Institute Library at (518) 463-4478 or library@albanyinstitute.org. Also, visit our website at www.albanyinstitute.org.

North Carolina:
Tate Street Coffee House and the UNCG English Department, Greensboro's first edible book festival
Tate Street Coffee House, 1-5pm
Contact: Adrian Wurr (336-334-3564) or Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ (336-275-2754)

Burton Library
Burton, OH
14588 W. Park St.

Friday, April 1, 2005
2:30 - 4:00 pm All Ages Welcome!

Denison University Granville, OH 43023 See pictures
William H. Doane Library 400 West Loop
Contact: Star Andrews

Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 See Pictures
13015 Larchmere Blvd. tel: 216-795-9800
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005. From 1 to 3 pm booklovers, bookbinders, cooks, and craftspeople of all ages are invited to view the Edible Book entries, cast their votes, and eat the edible books. There is no fee for contest participants, and each participant will be given a special handcrafted miniature book pin by Strong Bindery.
The edible books will be exhibited, judged, and consumed. Popular vote will determine the winners for the Literary, Binding and Temptation Awards. Prizes will include thematically chosen books from Loganberry Books. People of all ages are invited to participate and to register their entry with Loganberry Books (216-795-9800 or harriett@logan.com).
Set-up begins at 11:00am and the exhibition opens to the public for viewing and voting at 1:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 2:00 pm, with eating of the books immediately following. The event is free for all to view, but tickets for voting and eating will be $2.
A booksigning with local author Gail Ghetia Bellamy will also be featured this year. Bellamy's nostalgic Cleveland Food Memories is a treat for Cleveland memories, published by local press Gray and Company (2004, large paperback, 112 pages, lavishly illustraed, $17.95).
Contact:Harriett R. Logan

University of Cincinnati- Cincinnati, Ohio- See Pictures-
Read press reviews
Contact: Erika Taibl

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Waterworks- Tulsa, Oklahoma-
TBAG,Tulsa Book Arts Gang, will exhibit at WaterWorks,the Municipal Art Center
Contact: Ed Witterholt

Portland Public Library- see photo album
Wednesday, April 6th, Rines Auditorium
11:30-12:30pm: Edible Books on Display
12:30-2:00pm: Edible Books Awards and Sampling
To enter or for more information, please contact Kristi Calhoun, Development and Programming Office, 871-1700, Ext. 759 or calhoun@portland.lib.me.us.

Ursinus College, Myrin Library -See photo album
601 E Main St, Collegeville PA 19426-
Contact: Jessica Gallagher

University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas-
Visit webpage for more information.
Contact: Mary Durio

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas-
This year the Edible Book Fest is brought to you by students from the University of Texas iSchool and the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record
Visit webpage for more information
Contact: Shannon Phillips

BiblioBiscuit, Seattle
Location: Hugo House Cafe, 1634 Eleventh Avenue, Seattle WA
Date/Time: April 2, 2005 1pm-5pm Admission is free.
website: http://frybooks.com
Contact: ediblebookfest@yahoo.com

The Natrona County Public Library Foundation, Casper, Wyoming 82601
Friday, April 1, 2005, 6:30 pm
Coliseum Motors, 6101 East 2nd Street, Casper
contact: Barbara Walker
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