SIFT – Edible Book Festival

Join SIFT and the New Orleans Public Library for the Edible Book Festival.

Register Edible Book Entries: 1:00-1:45 pm
Community judging: 1:45 – 3:00 pm
Eating: 3:00-4:00 pm

The Edible Book Festival is an annual event held throughout the world in April. Join in the culinary, literary fun by creating an edible book entry that will be exhibited, documented for the international edible book archive, judged for fabulous prizes, and then eaten by attendees.

An edible book is something “bookish” made of 100% food materials, as all entries will be consumed during the festival. Entries could be bookish through the integration of text, literary inspiration, or just being in a book-like form. It could look like a book, be a pun on a book title, a reference to a character or scene from a book, or an artist’s book made entirely of edible materials. Check out the SIFT’s events page for more details and visit for inspiration and photos of edible books from festivals past.

Participation is free with an entry of an Edible Book or a canned food item to donate to the library’s Food for Fines program. You can also join us as a volunteer to help register entries, oversee the kids activity table, tally votes, and set-up and breakdown the event space. E-mail for more info.