What is Books2Eat?
The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that
takes place 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.
Who can participate in Books2Eat?
Books2Eat can be celebrated with family, friends, colleagues and
public anywhere. The only rule is to make edible art that has
something to do with books as shapes and/or content.
Each participating group or individual is responsible for its/his/her
own audience and website. In previous years, the event was held
throughout April, according various considerations. Tickets can
be sold for the event; each venue can use the Books2Eat festival
as a fundraiser for book centers and organizations.
Where are Books2Eat’s creations?
The artworks are consumed on the day of the event. Images of this
world celebration are posted at www.Books2Eat.com. The documentation
will be used for a potential (non-edible) book by Umbrella Editions
in the future.
Who started Books2Eat?
The Edible Book is a creation of Judith
A. Hoffberg (1934 - January 16, 2009) and Béatrice
Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with
book artists in 1999, and Béatrice created Books2Eat website
where despite the distances everyvody can enjoy worldwide's creations.
They contacted friends and colleagues; their first event happened
in 2000. Béatrice Coron managed the website until 2006.
Why is Books2Eat on April 1st?
April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
(1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût. April
fools day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with