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Edible Books Festival: Introduction

This is a guide for information about Myrin Library's annual Edible Books Contest.

2021 Contest Information

The 16th Annual (Virtual) Edible Books Festival was held on Friday, April 2, 2021.

For more information and to see entries from previous years, please visit:



Creative Food Books

Hints & Tips

1.  You Don't Have to Bake a Cake!

A winning entry can require very little kitchen skill.  A lot can be done by arranging, carving or otherwise manipulating simple store-bought items.   Think about fruits & vegetables, snacks, condiments, etc.

2.  Keep it Simple!

Don't make your entry too complicated.  Your great idea could get lost in the details!

3.  Presentation is Everything!

Be sure your entry makes it to our table looking its best.  Take your time!  If it looks sloppy or falls apart, it won't win.

4.  What's in a Name?

A great title can be key, especially if you're making a pun.  Be sure to pair your entry with a copy of the real book or a cover printout so everyone  gets the joke!

5.  Think Outside the Book!

Be creative and do some research.  Many films and television shows are inspired by or adapted from books.  Don't forget about comic books and graphic novels!


Browse previous years' contest entries in this guide for inspiration!

Also, look here for samples from festivals around the world or check out this feed on Pinterest!