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Edible Books Festival

Edible Books Festival


Edible Book Competition

It’s Wednesday afternoon and a group of library staff members have gathered for an important vote. Carefully examining the entries, they mark down votes on a ballot which includes categories from “wittiest/punniest” and “most resembles a book,” to “most inedible.” This is Lamont Library’s first edible book contest since 2009 (though I will come to see that both the “book” and “edible” requirements are really more like loose guidelines), a celebration of the scholarly and scrumptious. Lamont’s contest is an incarnation of the Edible Book Festival, an annual competition for “bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world,” according to the website.

Alice in Wonderbread

Alice in Wonderbread

Books including "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireball" are lined up on the table for participants to look at. Lamont Library held the Edible Book Contest on Wednesday.

Alice in Wonderbread
FlyBy Blog

Edible Books: A Step Up From HUDS


Farnsworth Room Oddities

Here are some of Farnsworth’s finest and strangest, available now for your reading pleasure.

Midterm Season
On Campus

Midterm Season

The first floor work area of Lamont library was quiet on Wednesday evening as people studied. The weeks leading up to Spring Break can be especially busy for some students as midterm season reaches its peak.

Protest in Lamont

Protest in Lamont

Protesters and members of the Harvard Band crowd the foyer of Lamont Library early Tuesday morning after the protesters tried to delay the start of Primal Scream with a moment of silence for victims of racial violence.

Social Spaces

Living Larista Loca at Lamont

Whether you need to pull an all-nighter, hammer out a paper, or drown your sorrows in endless caffeine, Lamont baristas (Laristas) are there for you.

Food and Drink

Best Vending Machines on Campus

Ah, the wonders of the vending machine—enabling students to stay indoors for weeks on end since they were first invented in the 1880s. Don’t wait for the next blizzard to scope out supply lines. FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.

Lamont's New Self-Checkout Option
Student Life

Lamont, Cabot Libraries Introduce Self-Checkout

The two machines—one at each location—stand near the circulation desks at both libraries.

Barker Center Cafe
Food and Drink

Beatnik at the Barker

Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.

Welcome to Lamont!
On Campus

Welcome to Lamont!

Freshmen learn about Lamont Library and its resources during guided tours on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days

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7 Best Library Bag Checker Conversation Starters

Some will greet you with a “good evening” at 12 in the afternoon, and others seem to only know one word, “books.” For all those times that you’ve wanted to take the conversation a little further, we present the Top 7 Bag Checker Conversation Starters!

Incident at Lamont

Police Detain Man in Lamont Implicated in Domestic Dispute

No charges were ultimately pressed, according to Jeremy Warnick, director of communications for CPD, though the man in question was removed from the scene in handcuffs.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’