The International Edible Book Festival is mourning its founder,
Judith A. Hoffberg.
May 19, 1934 - January 16, 2009

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The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event on April 1 throughout the world .This event unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. April 1st is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them.

Books2Eat can be celebrated with your family, friends, colleagues and public anywhere, the only rules are making edible art that have something to do with books as shapes and/or content. Document your event with pictures and video and share them via internet. Send us links to your webpage and don't forget to include the Books2Eat central website.

The Edible Book was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999, and became an international event through the artist Béatrice Coron Books2Eat website, for the first event in 2000. This annual event has become a sensation.

Each participating group or individual is responsible for its/his/her own audience and website. In previous years, the event was held throughout April due to various considerations of venues and audiences. Photograph the work before and while you eat it.
Tickets could be sold for the event; each venue can thus use Books2Eat as a fundraiser for book centers and organizations.

Please send copies of photographs and work titles to: Umbrella, P.O. Box 3640, Santa Monica, CA 90408.The documentation will be used for a potential (non-edible) book by Umbrella Editions.

For documentation and images of the past years' International Edible Book Festival, please visit the Yearly Festivals pages.

For inspiration, visit our edible links page and reviews.

FYI: April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), famous for his book "Physiologie du goût".

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