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Edible Book Festival Call for Entries

It’s a simple recipe.

1 book you love
1 creative way of interpreting it with edible ingredients

What’s an “edible book”?

Check these out.

All ages are welcome to participate in transforming a favorite book into a culinary masterpiece based on the content or appearance of your book, from puns to literal interpretations.


  • FRI | Apr 22 — Register as an individual or a team at 785-843-3833 by 5 PM
  • SAT | Apr 23 — Bring entries between 9-11 AM to the Auditorium
  • No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote

2016_April_Edible Book Festival posters


Delicious Books!


Check out the entries from our first ever Edible Books Festival! Entrants created works of art out of food based on the title, form, or content of a book. Prizes were awarded for:


Best in Show- A Game of Thrones by Sally Snell
Runner Up- Seymour by Otto Allen
Best Play on Words- War and Peas by Cecilia May
Most Edible- Stick a Fork in it by Donna Black
Edible book image for Best in Show- Game of Thrones by Sally Snell Image of the edible book entry Seymore by Otto Allen (Inspired by the "Can you see what I see" series by Walter Wick)

Edible book image of War and Peas by Cecilia MayEdible book image of Stick A Fork in it by Donna Black
To see all of our entries, check out our Facebook Album. Thank you to Mrs. Fields, Massachusetts St. Sweet Shoppe, Silas and Maddies, Pachamama’s, 715, and Liberty Hall for your donations. And, thank you to everyone who entered and stopped by to vote. We’ll see you next year!!


Show us your pièce de résistance!

If you’ve ever thought that reading is delicious, than this event is for you! We invite all ages to create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Bring your masterpiece to the library on the morning of April 6 and take part in our first ever Edible Book Festival. Participants and casual viewers will get the chance to vote on their favorites and prizes will be awarded!

Edible Books Festival 
Saturday, April 6
10:00 am-12:00 pm

To enter the Edible Books Festival as an individual or a team, call 785-843-3833 no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 5.  Entries must be brought to the library between 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, April 6 along with the inspiring book or picture of the book. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote for your favorites. Stop by and check them out!

If you want to double up on your chances at winning, enter your creation to The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Edible Book Festival held on the evening of Friday, April 5. This is their 7th year creating edible works of art. Check out their Flickr collection for past entries and inspiration.

For more information about the international phenomenon of edible books, please visit