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    KTown Rocks!

    KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by the Rock-A-Sonics, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings.

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    Explore Kensington

    Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873.

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    Location and Parking

    LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington, Maryland, one block east of

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    La Rambla Stage

    Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente.  Special Guests:  Michael Dirda, Charles McGee. Col. USAF (Ret), Peter Cozzens, Frances Frost and Ray Locker.

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    KTown Reads! Children’s Stage

    “Day of the Book is an event close to our hearts, as literary love is one of our greatest passions!  We can’t wait to host the children’s tent and to

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    From Book to Plate: Cooking with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

    Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk” and cooking demonstrations.

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    Sense and Sustainability Green Fair

    Join the Audubon Naturalist Society and authors of books on gardening, nature, and sustainability at Flinn Park. Music, demonstrations, family activities, and more!

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Programs

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La Rambla Stage

Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente.  Special Guests:  Michael Dirda, Charles McGee. Col. USAF (Ret), Peter Cozzens, Frances Frost and Ray Locker.

Participants

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Authors

“We honor the talent and tenacity of our authors and the evolution of a simple sidewalk event into one that draws thousands who still cherish

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Organizations & Groups

“The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own celebration for books!  Every Spring we re-connect with our community to meet new authors,

More Programs and Highlights!

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Rare Book Evaluations

Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its President until 2004 when he sold the business

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KTown Rocks!

KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by the Rock-A-Sonics, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings.

Information

Volunteer

The Kensington Day of the Book is a festival created by the community for the community.  Our wonderful volunteers and festival team members are crucial

Become a Sponsor

Download Sponsorship Form Here Sunday, April 24, 2016 will mark the 11th annual street festival celebrating the Kensington Day of the Book. Last year, more

Participant Registration

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS Participation is open to all local authors, book and paper artists, bookmakers, publishers, literary groups, and Kensington community organizations. Payment must be

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Location and Parking

LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington,

Sponsors


"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation
Town of Kensington
Lafayette 
Federal Credit Union
Facebook

Fitzgerald Auto Malls
Facebook

Anytime Alterations

GHT Limited
Facebook | Twitter

Bialek Environments
Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

GPI
Facebook


"The Armory"

 
 
 
 
Bognet Construction



"The Train Station"

BaskinRobbins
10592 Metropolitan
Ave Kensington
Grove Printing
 
Friends of the Library - 

Kensington Park Chapter
 
Office Images Inc.



"The Library"

HardwareCity
Hardware City
W.A.B.A
Washington Antiquarian
Booksellers Association

Avitecture, Inc



"The Cabin"

Amicus Green
Building Center


BCTGM International
Union


Hughes Landscaping
& Supply

Spring Bilingual
Montessori Academy

Kensington Business
District Association

Kensington
Historical Society

Kensington Natural Smiles

On the Purple Couch

Donut King Inc.



"Kensington Business Friends"

Canine Design Inc --- Jahann & Sons Persian Rugs --- Kelley's Auto Body Inc
Kensington Framing and Design --- Splaine Security Systems
Tyler Whitmore Interiors --- Military Research Associates LLC
Blue House Productions --- Bonjour Mama French Language Bookstore
Decorating Den Interiors, K-Team LLC --- MiRé Svaroopa® Yoga
Gori Voice Studios, LLC --- Baklava Couture and Talia's Cuzina