HomepageLibraryUrsinus students and staff create show-stopping edible books

Ursinus students and staff create show-stopping edible books

Ursinus students and staff showcased their creative talents in the Myrin Library’s Edible Books Festival on April 1, 2024.

Thank you to everyone who participated and save the date for our 20th annual Edible Books Festival, which will occur around the same time next year!

There were 11 amazing entries this year, and students won every category!

Congratulations to Jessica Sokolski. Her entry, “One Fish, Two Fish” won most popular, best book representation, and most appetizing entry! 

Congratulations also to Kevin Melton and Callagh Mays, who were tied for runner-up. Kevin Melton also won funniest and least appetizing entry for his “Silence of the Yams” creation.

The International Edible Books Festival is held annually around April 1st to commemorate the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du Goût, a witty meditation on food. Judith A. Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron are credited with originating the idea for a festival in 1999.

Ursinus student Jessica Gallagher brought the idea to Myrin Library in 2005 and it has been a successful event ever since. Each year, Ursinus College students, faculty and staff are invited to submit edible creations inspired by books or other literary works. Entries are judged by the college community and prizes are awarded.

You can see photos of all the edible book entries submitted through the years on Digital Commons.

Quick Links


Christine Iannicelli

Library Home