Have you eaten a good book lately?

Water for Elephants edible book by Shalyn Marsh

Open another chapter in your culinary accomplishments. Participate in our 6th annual Edible Book Festival. All ages are encouraged to create a culinary masterpiece based on the content or shape of a book — from puns to literal interpretations.

Join the festivities starting at 5:30pm on Friday, April 6 in the Marvin Auditorium!

  • The Festival is free and open to the public.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Reserve your space by April 5 by calling the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery at 785-580-4515.
  • Bring your completed edible book entries to the library on Friday, April 6 between 3 & 5:30pm.

Need ideas for your own edible book? See entries from previous festivals here.


Brea Black is the Art Librarian and Book Arts Curator in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Her favorite thing is to share the wonderful world of artists' books with the community. She also leads the Arts & Crafts team and teaches workshops on bookmaking, altered books, and a variety of crafty topics.