Pi Day Pie Sale Fundraiser (Order Deadline)

Order Deadline: Friday March 8 at 5 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s Pie Time.
Our Annual Pie Sale Fundraiser begins with mathematical pi (3.14159265), which happens to pair nicely with the 14th of March 14 (3/14), and also happens to relate to printing, because printers have a dreaded circumstance also known as pie.* As a result, March 14 has become our favorite day at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts to indulge in pie. Won’t you join us? With JCBA's Annual Pi Day Pie Sale Fundraiser, every pie you buy helps us create an even better Jaffe Center for Book Arts.

ORDER DEADLINE: Friday March 8 at 5 PM
PIE PICK UP DAY: Thursday March 14 (noon to 6 PM) at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, inside FAU's Wimberly Library

We’ve partnered as usual with the world famous Upper Crust Pie Company of Lake Worth, Florida, and it's easy as pie to take part. Honest. Here's how it works:

1. Order a pie from us. Or order a whole bunch of pies. Order by 5 PM Friday March 8.
2. Pay us 20 bucks for each pie. (Pay more if you are feeling particularly generous; we REALLY appreciate this. Your pie purchases and extra donations this Pie Sale all support the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund, which is the fund we use to bring amazing book artists to the center, for equipment purchases and upkeep, for gallery talks and other programs, for exhibitions, and to help subsidize workshop experiences.)
3. Pick up your Upper Crust pies from us on Thursday March 14 between noon and 6 PM here at JCBA at FAU's Wimberly Library. Print yourself a commemorative pie print while you’re here!


Why not order one of each? (You know you want to.)

Fruit Pies: Apple, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Dutch Apple Crumb, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Cherry, Raspberry, and Mixed Berry (raspberry, blueberry, and cherry).

Cream Pies: Dutch Chocolate Cream, German Chocolate Cream, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Key Lime, Lemon Cream, Peanut Butter Cream, Butterscotch Cream, and Black Bottom Rum Cream.

Meringue Pies: Lemon Meringue, Banana Meringue, Cocoanut Meringue, Butterscotch Meringue, Peanut Butter Meringue, Blackbottom Rum Meringue, Dutch Chocolate Meringue, and German Chocolate Meringue.

Specialty Pies: Pecan, Egg Custard, Cocoanut Custard, French Cream Cheese, Sour Cream Apple, and Sugar Free Apple (sweetened with Equal).

TO ORDER send an email to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts <Ly-JCBA@fau.edu> or phone us at (561) 297-0226. In your email or phone message (in the very likely event you reach our voicemail system), give us your name, phone number and email address, and tell us what pies you'd like to order and how many (also note your choice of meringue or cream topping, should that be applicable). The last day to order your pie is Friday, March 8 by 5 PM. You can also come in and order in person (we love seeing you!). You can pay for your pies when you pick them up on Thursday March 14, between noon and 6 PM.


These are no rinky-dink grocery store pies, by the way. Upper Crust pies are 9 inch deep dish with the flakiest crusts you will ever taste. Fillings are never canned; Rudy the Baker uses only fresh or fresh frozen fruit in his fruit pies. The Upper Crust has been family owned and operated in Lake Worth since 1978 when Raul Quintero moved his family from Pompano Beach to Lake Worth, Florida, where he bought an old cake shop on Dixie Highway. But pie was Raul's thing and he soon turned the bakery into one that specialized in pie, plain and simple. After many years of hard work and determination Raul passed the reins over to his son, Rudy, who has been baking pies using Raul's recipes and the best ingredients for more than 30 years now. Rudy says his dad taught him a simple business philosophy: "He told me if you do one thing, do it well. For us, that's pie."

The Upper Crust has become a bit of a Palm Beach County icon, too. During holiday weeks, the Quinteros work daily from 2 AM to 7 PM, baking thousands of pies to meet demand. Their Key Lime Pie was voted the Best in Palm Beach County by the readers of the Palm Beach Post, and they were also voted winner for best pies in the “Best of Boca & Beyond 2008” edition of Boca Raton magazine, as well as being featured in many other news articles in rags like the Wall Street Journal, The Palm Beach Post, and Sun Sentinel. The Upper Crust has also gotten quite a few mentions over the years in Convivio Bookworks' "Dispatches from Lake Worth" written by JCBA Director John Cutrone, who, happily, lives near the bakery.


The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour.

*What is printer's pie, you ask? Printer's pie is a big mess and a big headache: It's when a printer or his printer's devil accidentally spills a case of type. We much prefer Upper Crust pie, and so will you.

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:00am to 11:59pm

S. E. Wimberly Library, Jaffe Center for Book Arts Room 350
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event Type

Benefits/Fundraisers, Project Demos



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