Join local book lovers
and food enthusiasts for an
afternoon of fun, edible books!

April 1, 2013
UT School of Information


Thank you to everyone who came to the festival this year on April 1st! At our familar stomping grounds at the School of Information, we had six fabulous entries and many visitors stop by to admire the creations and to vote for their favorites. To see who won, check out the list at the bottom of this page.

The Austin Chronicle has a nice photo essay of the event.

Past EBF t-shirts were available for $5 and bumper stickers for $1. If you are still interested in purchasing these items, please contact us at the email below.


Entry Information

Your entry of edible art must have something to do with books as shapes and/or content, or be based on a book title, a book cover, or book character(s). And, yes, it must be edible! There are sandwich books, leaves of seaweed, cakes, spam-books, hot-dog entries, and many more! Anything you can cook up that is book related is welcome. Please see our Photo Album if you would like some inspiration.

Anyone from the Austin community is welcome to enter and attend the Edible Book Festival. To be eligible for awards, please make sure your creation is at the UT School of Information by 2:30 on the day of the Festival. We will supply tables, but you will need to provide a base if your entry needs to be further elevated in any way.


Voting will begin at 2:30pm, and will end by 3:30pm. All attendees are welcome to vote for their favorite edible books! Awards will be announced directly afterward. Once voting is done, forks will be provided. :)

This year's categories include:

  • »Best in Show
  • »Most Literary
  • »Wittiest
  • »Tastiest
  • »Least Appetizing

2013 Winners

Congratulations to this year's winners!:

  • »Best in Show: "The Little Prints," by Mary Baughman
  • »Most Literary: "The Cruller Purple," by Chris Jones
  • »Wittiest: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Peeps," by Rachel Panella
  • »Tastiest: "Peter (In a Pan)," by Marcia McIntosh
  • »Least Appetizing: "The Root Less Traveled," by Anna Robinson

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