The Power of Poetry

Poetry Power!  No, this won’t be your typical poetry event.   This tent will spotlight the Power of Poetry – the power to dream, to shout,




“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!


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


Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Expert! Tom Beckman, chess expert and teacher, will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once!  Can you beat him?


KTown Rocks!

KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by Dede & The Do-Rights, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the



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

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! 2017 Sponsorship Form See the Sponsorship Levels here Sunday, April

Participant Registration

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS DESCRIPTION:  The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is an outdoor street festival.  Participant tables line Howard Avenue for about 3 blocks

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,


"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation
Town of Kensington
Fitzgerald Auto Malls

"The Armory"

"The Train Station"

Friends of the Library

"The Library"

"The Cabin"

BCTGM International Union

"Kensington Business Friends"