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)

Our 2019 Publishers, Artists, and Vendors!


Dale A. Sorenson Books

Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. was Founder and President of Waverly Auctions from 1978 – 2004, for nearly 200 auctions he appraised and cataloged fine and rare books, maps and atlases, fine prints and graphics, autographs and manuscripts. Waverly Auctions was located for most of those years in Bethesda, Maryland. During that time and serving both a domestic and international demand, Waverly Auctions was held in high esteem for integrity and honesty, and accuracy in cataloging.
Dale will be giving free rare book evaluations at his table.

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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.
Location: Children’s Area at Howard Avenue and Fawcett Street

Where in The World - Global

Where in The World – Global

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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
Location: Children’s Area at Howard Avenue and Fawcett Street

plamen press

     Plamen Press




Plamen is the universal Slavic word for flame


Our goal as a small press is to take advantage of new developments in publishing to increase the volume of quality English translations of poetry and prose originating from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern regions of Europe.


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”.

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.


Javier de Winthuysen was a modernist artist, dedicated to the environmental practice of recording what he saw in nature at his native province of Seville during the first part of his life, and the rest of Spain during his mature years. Winthuysen recorded picturesque localities and was a pioneer in the field of landscape picturesque site conservation. His autobiography testifies a very important part of Spanish History, the end of the XIX century and beginning of the XX, when the good intentions of the Republican Government ended in failure.
The Winthuysen Foundation, Inc. offers, for free, the use of the virtual books that it published, during the years 2014 and 2015.

venetian spider press
Built from the experience and a knowledge of the industry, but fully anchored in creative, quality, entertaining books.  From children’s books to solid adult prose and poetry.  We’re not going to stick with a niche and get mired in the genres.  We want to experiment, to grow, to find what readers want.  Award winners, proven word artists, and fresh talent not buried or hidden under the established and establishment business models.