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Biting into Books at UNC Library’s First Annual Edible Book Contest

UNC Library indulged its appetite for books by inviting the UNC and local communities to submit tasty creations in its first annual Edible Book Contest on April 11 at the Information and Library Science Library.

Participants made edible representations of books from the Information and Library Science Library’s collection. The creative entries included a confectionery castle, a faithful (and edible) recreation of a book cover, and the Elven lembas bread featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

UNC joins Duke University Libraries and libraries across the globe in this yummy tradition.

The winners:

  • Best in Show ­­– Brian Sturm, associate professor in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) – Free Fall by David WiesnerFreeFall
  • Most Humorous – Dawn Dvorak, SILS student – The Chocolate War by Robert CormierChocolateWar_300
  • Best Entry based on a Book for Children or Teenagers ­– Elena Elms, library staff ­– Blue Ridge Billy by Lois LenskiBlueRidgeBilly_300
  • Best Concept – Christy Cherney, SILS student – The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienLotR_300

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