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Roye Okupe – 11:30 to 12:00 La Rambla Stage

Roye Okupe’s debut graphic novel “E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One”, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria, was received with critical acclaim and has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more! The Journey to Living the Dream: Steps to achieving the impossible   “I dreamed of doing comics and animation all of my life

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Free 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 to Quinn’s Auctions. Under their ownership, he served as Director of Waverly Auctions until 2009, and now provides expert consultation to Waverly in the cataloging of rare books, maps and atlases, fine prints, autographs and

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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! Prizes will be awarded to anyone who wins or draws. Allan is an International Master, Life Master in the United States Chess Federation, and chess author. He is a full-time chess coach for tournament players.

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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.   Our 2019 Food trucks and vendors!         Holy Crepes!         Hardy’s BBQ         Balkanik Taste      Chix n Stix         El Pollo Submarine  

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La Rambla Stage Special Guests with Steve Piacente

“The Day of the Book Festival has grown from a neighborhood event to an international celebration that draws thousands of visitors and truly offers something for everyone. We have an amazing array of literary, musical and artistic talent lined up for this year. I love seeing kids and adults wander up and down the closed-off streets of Kensington as they

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