Publishers, Artists, and Vendors

 

“Last year was our first year of touring, and the Kensington Day of the Book was one of our first stops. It was a delightful festival… I would like to say that there were some great exhibitors, but we were so busy with attendees coming to our table that I wasn’t able to go more than a few tables in either direction. Several of our authors were able to join us and they all enjoyed their experiences and many will be returning with us this year…in the charming downtown of Kensington to celebrate the Day of the Book.”
–  Keith Shovlin, aois21 publishing 2016


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Barefoot Books
(Columbia,MD)
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Award-winning children’s books!


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aois21 publishing
(Mount Vernon, VA)
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aois21 publishing is a cloud-based publishing service for authors and readers everywhere, providing a marketing infrastructure to support self-publishers, the tools and guidance to new authors starting out, and titles that span all genres and generations.


Rare View Books and Prints

Rare View Books and Prints
(Garrett Park, MD)
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Jack Waugaman
Specializing in ephemera, books, newspapers, magazines, graphics and other cool items from the past.


Tutu's Storybooks

Tutu’s Storybooks
(Kensington, MD)
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Tutu’s Storybooks is owned and operated by a licensed Educator, Mother, and Homeschooler. Our mission is to take the struggle out of finding the newest diverse children’s books by researching and hand-selecting titles that have cultural relevance, quality content, and authentic images that reflect and honor African heritage.


Oaklight Media

Oaklight Media
(North Potomac, MD)
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Oaklight’s highly skilled creative teams work with you to bring out the best in you and your projects. Whatever your creative endeavor is, we help you make it the best.
Poetry Stage Moderator: Matthew Vossler of Oaklight Media


Usborne Books and More

Usborne Books and More
(Kensington, MD)
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High quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated and best of all they are the books kids love to read. Choose from almost 2000 bright colorful and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects. From activity books, to neat fiction series, to internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better.


Where in The World - Global

Where in The World – Global
(Silver Spring, MD)
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Where In The World – Global is a small sole-proprietorship business, registered in Maryland / Montgomery County, specializing in new children’s books about people and cultures around the world. Most are picture books for ages 3-9, but we also carry baby board books and some middle-school/teen fiction. Most of the books are published in the U.S., but we have a few from India, Indonesia, Singapore, Ireland, and the UK


Washington Metropolitan Artists' Society

Washington Metropolitan Artists’ Society
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With their well-known flare and good cheer, Firouzeh and two or more other WMAS members will demonstrate a number of picture-making techniques, answer any questions on that subject which attendees may ask, and in particular welcome conversations with children (and their parents) who’d like to know just what art’s all about and how to get started in it. Hand-painted bookmarks will be given out free as keepsakes in honor of literature worldwide. An assortment of small framed paintings will be on sale at reasonable rates. (Gift buyers, take note.)


Montgomery Art Association

Montgomery Art Association
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Montgomery Art Association has a diverse group of members from established well-known artists to new or emerging artists. We have monthly get-togethers, presentations, or workshops. Our MAA Art Gallery in Westfield Wheaton Mall has member shows that change every month. We also sponsor the Kensington Labor Day weekend art show “Paint the Town”.


Washington Gardener Magazine

Washington Gardener Magazine
(Silver Spring MD)
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If you are a DC area gardener, you’ll love Washington Gardener magazine, written entirely by local area gardeners. They have real-world experience with the same problems you experience in your own gardens – what to plant in deep shade, how to cover bare spots, which annuals work best throughout the humid DC summers, and much more. Washington Gardener Magazine’s publications include: Washington Gardener MagazineWashington Gardener Magazine, and Best PLants for the D-M-V 


Dale A. Sorenson

Dale A. Sorenson
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Literary, biography and criticism, art books, general, miscellany

Also, visit Dale for Rare Book Evaluations!

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Rebound Designs

Rebound Designs
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Rebound Designs is a second chance for well-loved books.
Here you can find the original Book Purses, as well as my new collection of Biblio Tech covers, for those who love the convenience of tablet devices, but miss the feel of a real book in their hands.


Three Gems Publishing

Three Gems Publishing
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Writing a book is a powerful journey. A book can open new worlds not only for the reader, but for the author as well. At Three Gems Publishing, we honor your creativity, your wisdom, your power, and your journey. We can help you bring all of that to the pages of your book. Whether your book is complete and you’re happy with it, or whether your book is still an idea, we will meet you where you are. We want you to have a product that makes you happy, but we also recognize the importance of honoring the process. We offer individualized plans geared towards each person’s style to guide you through the writing steps, and we will always be here to support you on your journey.


Distinctive Bookbinding and Leather Designs Inc.

Distinctive Bookbinding and Leather Designs Inc.
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Distinctive Bookbinding is a world-class hard cover book binding company, offering custom bookbinding services for individual or organization interested in personalized custom book binding and restorations services Weddings books, Yearbooks, Commemorative books, Sports Memory Books, special books for corporations and much more. We invite you to explore our website and see why, since our beginning in 1964, 1000s of clients and customers have come to us with their books to be created or a special old book to be restored.


Featured Artist/Vendors photo on homepage by Erin Dougherty 2015