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.

Join SAA!

The UT Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists is excited to start our 30th year as a student organization. This semester, we are planning to tour local repositories, network with the wider Austin archivist community, and host a study group for the Certified Archivist Exam. We’re even looking to bring back the one and only Edible Book Festival!

Joining SAA is a great way to meet colleagues and build experience in the archives field. There are no dues this year. To sign up, contact us at You can also join our listserv at

We hope to see you at an SAA event soon!