The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999, and Béatrice created Books2Eat website where despite the
distances everybody can enjoy worldwide's creations. They contacted friends and colleagues; their first event happened in 2000. Since then the festival continues as an annual sensation. Check out images at www.books2eat.com.
The Kalamazoo Book Arts Centers coordinated with their annual exhibition of "Good Eats" that showcases the work of artists whose work centers on the idea of food! What a great idea! (Also, the writer of this blog is doing some shameless self-promotion!) It's a great way to start the fun month of April by having your cake or book and eating it too! Check out all great fun things at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center at www.kalbookarts.org. Their next exhibition is also a fun one with all entries based on the accordion book structure. It's entitled "The Illustrated Accordion" and presents all wonderful examples of accordion books. One entry has been an accordion structure book about the accordion. It's always fun to view the entries online and expands the viewer's awareness of all things folded and pleated.
So, here's to a fun-filled month with books to eat and words to swallow!