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    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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Authors and Other Participants


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

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 Highlights!

Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once!

KTown Rocks!

Stay tuned for our 2019 performing Bands! Here are our 2018 bands and performers who made last year’s festival a great success…   Featuring Mark

Food Court

“A Moveable Feast” Food Court Food trucks to satisfy tummies of all sizes.  Located at the train station at the east end of the festival.



Volunteers needed! Helping out at the festival is a fun way to meet people  while contributing to the community and helping to promote and support

Become a Sponsor

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! 2019 Sponsorship Levels     &     2019 Sponsorship Form (coming

Location and Parking

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

Partners and Sponsors

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Sponsorship levels are named for Kensington landmarks

"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation

Town of Kensington

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Town of Kensington
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"The Armory"

"The Train Station"

Friends of the Library

Kensington Historical Society

"The Library"

"The Cabin"

BCTGM International Union
Kensington Natural Smiles
Adah Rose Gallery
Country Cupboard Tea Room
Mark A. Hudson, McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors
Urban Thrift

"The Fountain"

Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs
Tyler Whitmore Interiors
Grace Episcopal Day School
Santa Fe Writers Project
OAK Clothes & Finds
Blue Room Vintiques
Mustache Mechanics