Edible Books

We invite you to create a book made of edible materials to bring to the Columbia College Chicago Library on April 1st where it will be consumed by book-loving gourmets. This year's theme is 'Banned Books.'

Rules and Guidelines for Creating an Edible Book

  • Edible Books must be composed primarily of edible materials (toothpicks and other structural elements are allowed). 
  • Individuals or groups may register to create a sculpture. 
  • Make sure the Edible Book is brought in fully or close to fully-assembled as there will be little time for assembly on location. 
  • Entries should not require refrigeration (for example, ice and ice cream). 
  • We encourage you to bring a copy of the book which inspired your creation so that we can display them side-by-side. 

Please be prepared to send us a finalized list of ingredients used in your sculpture.  

Registration begins on February 13 and ends on March 23.  

Event Details

  • When? Monday, April 1st, 2024 from 4-6pm 
  • Where? Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor, East 
  • Entries must be dropped off and set up in the library on April 1st between 3-4pm  
  • Register to attend this event in Engage.

Voting Categories Include

  • Best in Show
  • Most Book-Like
  • Best Visual Pun
  • Best Presentation
  • Most Likely to be Devoured. 

Need some inspiration? Check out past examples and pictures from this event: 

Edible Books Examples


Note: By entering the competition you are granting Columbia permission to photograph your entry.