Austin Edible Book Festival

Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the Austin Edible Book Festival! This April Fools’ Day tradition showcases serious fun, as local bibliophiles create edible books to compete for prizes and glory. 

What’s an edible book?  It’s anything that’s edible, based on a book title, and likely includes a pun.  Inspired by the International Edible Book Festival, Austin’s event keeps it weird by offering the unique opportunity to literally eat one’s words.

Austin Edible Book Festival is sponsored by the Austin Book Arts Center and the University of Texas Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists.  The event also featured the City of Austin Office of Sustainability, discussing their work creating a healthy and just local food system.

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