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Edible Book Festivale

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Edible Book Fairs are not a new idea.  Many municipal libraries celebrate around April 1st to pay homage to the author Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du got, a witty meditation on food. “Edible books” are created, displayed, and small events are held. The creations are photographed and then consumed.


LaGrange  bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers were invited  to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture.  Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc).  All entries were exhibited, documented, then EATEN!  Photographs of some entries appear here.

As always,  we congratulate all participants for their creative spirit.

foodfest3must foodfest-holesodfesttelltalephoto 2photo 3photo 4photo 1Admittedly,  the Library Director and her son got in on this event, too.  War and Peas…we were feeling a tad  literary puny.



Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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