Edible Book Festival

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 —  11am-1:30pm
Lake Forest Park Town Center Commons

Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, the Edible Book Festival is sure to tickle your taste buds, and your funny bone! This edible art exhibition will feature “books” made of food and inspired by a book or a pun on a book title.  The edible books are exhibited, judged and then consumed!  Come out and enjoy seeing AND tasting these mouthwatering manuscripts!  To participate as an edible book artist simply click on and complete the registration form below.  Open to youth and adults.

2019 Registration form. 

Create an “Edible Book” inspired by a book, but made out of edible ingredients.  Entries may be savory or sweet, just make sure they tickle the taste buds (and maybe the funny bone!)  The Edible Books are displayed (along with the book that inspired them), photographed, judged, and then EATEN (with coffee & punch) by the participants and on-lookers. Prizes are donated by Third Place Books and the Arts Council Gallery at Town Center.

Read below for a listing of winners and judges from last year.

2018 Winners:

Most Punderful (Adult)
Donkey Oaties by Carla Fisher
Most Punderful (Youth)
A Pringle in Time by Riley Rhead

Most Visually Appealing (Adult)
Old Man & The C by Matt Tullio
Most Visually Appealing (Youth)
Little Mouse on the Berry by Eliana Herrick

Most Book-Like (Adult)
Good Night Buffoon by J. Biden
Most Book-Like (Youth)
The Little Prince by Annabelle & CJ Kisky

Judges’ Choice
Hickory, Daiquiri, Doc by Herb Bryce

People’s Choice (Adult)
Old Man & The C by Matt Tullio
People’s Choice (Youth)
The Little Prince by Annabelle & CJ Kisky
People’s Choice – Runner-Up (Overall)
The Eagles Have Landed by Lynne Wilson

Timeline for the Edible Book Festival – April 7, 2018
Check in
11:00-12:00 Photography
12:00-1:00 Judging
12:00-1:00 Voting for the People’s Choice Award
1:00-1:15 Tallying
1:15 Prizes Awarded
1:30 Consume the Edible Books
2:00 Cleanup

Judging Categories
(Entries will be judged in two categories: Adult and Youth)
1. Most PUNderful
2. Most Book-like
3. Most Visually Appealing
4. Judge’s Choice Award
5. People’s Choice Award

Edible book artists should bring a copy of the book that inspired their entry.

The 2018 Judges

Bill, The Chocolate Man: Bill has been a chocolatier and purveyor of bulk and crafted chocolates for over 25 years. He makes everything from tiny truffles to large-scale chocolate and sugar sculptures. He is well versed in the ‘art of the chocolatier’ and loves to share his knowledge and experience. With a background in science and chemistry, he has taught classes to hundreds of local chocolate lovers, as well as established Chocolatiers in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Bill is the owner of The Chocolate Man store in the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center across the way from our Gallery, and we’re pleased to call him our neighbor.

Susan Jones Davis, Artist/Illustrator: Fine artist and freelance illustrator Susan Jones’ art has been featured in local and national juried exhibitions; she is represented by Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell, Washington. Susan teaches Natural Science Illustration and Botanical Illustration for the University of Washington’s Extension Program, and coordinates the Art-Ins, free community art-making sessions on the first Saturday of each month at Third Place Commons.

Kalee Shearer, Children’s Librarian at the Lake Forest Park Library (KCLS): Kalee has been a children’s librarian for the past 25 years. She has her Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver and Bachelor of Arts in History from Utah State University. She enjoys reading, knitting and gardening in her spare time. Library outreach to elementary school students and their families is a favorite part of her job, which has included promoting summer reading with book talks, holding Global Reading Challenges, and years past judging student work in the annual PTA Reflections competition.

Adam Walter, Sales Associate at Third Place Books: Adam is a veteran sales associate at Third Place Books, and also a neighbor of ours at Town Center. We were excited to confirm his role based on his familiarity of book titles and knowledge of books. He will be the judge focusing on the The Most PUNderful Award.