Pie Day!

National Pie Day

You may be more familiar with Pi Day on March 14th, but Pie Day, celebrated January 23rd, is the true day dedicated to the iconic baked good. Started by Charlie Papazian on his own birthday, Pie Day recognizes the iconic place these flaky, savory, sweet, and all-around delicious treats have in our hearts. Read on for some suggestions on pie-based items to check out from Alachua County Library District. Whether you're looking for a movie about pie, a musical soundtrack about pie, or to actually bake pies, we've got it all here.


Keri Russell

Jenna is trying to leave her husband, Earl, just as she finds out she is unexpectedly pregnant. Stuck with impossible choices, looming parenthood, and a growing attraction to another man, Jenna tries to find her way out, and through, her troubled life--via her incredible talent for baking pies.

This indie film about how pies intertwine with one woman's life inspired an award-winning musical of the same name, penned by Sara Bareilles. Bareilles also has an album of her own performances of the songs, called What's Inside: Songs from Waitress.

50 Pies, 50 States: An Immigrant's Love Letter to the United States Through Pie

Stacey Mei Yan Fong

An Asian immigrant and home baker presents a love letter to her adopted country with recipes for pies from every state such as Mississippi Mud Pie and Kentucky Derby Pie.

Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate

Lauren Ko

Ko went from pastry novice to master baker in a few short years with a knife, a ruler, a bit of patience, and a startling amount of flour. Her sculptural, state-of-the-tart fruit patterns and woven and layered crusts make an ins-pie-red first impression. Here she shows you how to build a delicious showcase in your own kitchen gallery, and gives options to help you customize your pies and tarts to your mood and the available produce.

Vegan Pie In the Sky

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or have loved ones who are, this vegan pie cookbook ensures nobody misses out on enjoying Pie Day.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie

Erin Soderberg Downing

"After a tough year, Lucy, Freddy, and Herb Peach are ready for vacation. Lucy wants to read all of the books on the summer reading list. Freddy wants to work on his art projects (when he isn't stuck in summer school). Herb wants to swim every day. Then their dad makes a big announcement: one of the inventions their mom came up with before she passed away has sold, and now they're millionaires! But Dad has bigger plans than blowing the cash on fun stuff or investing it. He's bought a used food truck. The Peaches are going to spend the summer traveling the country selling pies. It will be the Great Peach Experiment--a summer of bonding while living out one of Mom's dreams. Summer plans, sunk. And there's one more issue Dad's neglected: none of them knows how to bake..."

Pizza: History, Recipes, Stories, People, Places, Love: A Book

James Elliot and Thom Elliot

Everyone loves pizza, right? Saver of parties, empty fridges and hangovers the world over - pizza has come to the rescue of the human race more times than is worth counting. So, if you can't imagine your world without dough, cheese and tomato, then this is the book for you. All things pizza are here - from its history and family tree, to world famous pizzerias and even an exploration into the pizza variants we love to hate (hamburger crust pizza anyone?).

Pie Academy

Ken Haedrich

Discover recipes for all types of crusts and pastry, including gluten-free, whole wheat, and extra-flaky. Learn about the best tools and gadgets to make dough and fillings. Step-by-step instructions with photos make it easy for bakers of all levels.

The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie

Rachel Linden

"An uplifting novel about a heartbroken young pie maker who is granted a magical second chance to live the life she didn't choose. . . . from the bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees. Lolly Blanchard's life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother's tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family's struggling Seattle diner afloat and care for her younger sister and grieving father. Now, a decade later, she dutifully whips up the diner's famous lemon meringue pies each morning while still pining for all she's lost. As Lolly's thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift-three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn't passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn't broken up with the only man she's ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present."

A Pie for Us!

Vicky Fang

Dog Sniff and cat Scratch live together in a house where sometimes they quarrel and sometimes they cooperate--especially when mischief is involved.

Summer of a Thousand Pies

Margaret Dilloway

After her father goes to jail, Cady Bennett, twelve, is taken from foster care to spend a summer with her estranged Aunt Michelle, trying to save her failing pie shop.

Key Lime Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

While getting ready to judge the baking contest at the local town fair, Hannah Swensen stumbles upon the dead body of a fellow judge, along with a smashed key lime pie. Part of the Hannah Swensen mystery series.

Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight

Margaret Muirhead

Documents the historical origins of the modern Frisbee attributed to inventor Fred Morrison, revealing how people have tossed pie tins, flipped popcorn lids, and thrown similarly shaped discs for entertainment and athletic purposes since ancient times.

Some descriptions adapted from the publisher.
By CynthiaM on January 22, 2024