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Edible Books at the UPS Collins Library

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 22, 2010 at 11:26 am with No Comments »
March 22, 2010 11:26 am


Jane Carlin, "Run, Rabbit, Run," winner of Most Literary prize at the 2009 Edible Books Festival at UPS.

Go on, get into the library and eat those books! No, seriously, the Edible Books Festival is back next week at the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. Edible books? You bet. The April 1 festival is an annual event celebrated by hundreds of other libraries around the world to unite two things that a lot of us love – reading and eating.

And no, it’s not an April  Fools’ joke, though it has the same spirit. Local artists or chefs create book-shaped or book-inspired food that will be on display in the library from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 (if you’re entering, drop off entries from 8-11 a.m.). Visitors can vote for their favorite entry, and the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. at the awards ceremony, which also features refreshments (though probably not the edible books themselves.)

Past entries have included titles like Life of Pi(e) and War of the Whirleds (geddit?) This year the judges will be dietitan Eve Vodden-Thornton, UPS Bookstore manager Barbara Racine and Barbara Warren, professor of exercise science.  The categories are Most Humorous, Most Creative, Most Literary, People’s Choice and Best Student Entry.

For more information, call 253-879-2651.

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