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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, Maryland, one block east of Connecticut Ave (the same side as the Safeway).  Howard Ave will be closed from Connecticut Ave to past the train station.  Armory Avenue directly behind Safeway, north of Knowles Ave,

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History of the “Day of the Book”

April twenty-third (the festival is on the nearest Sunday) is a symbolic day in world literature. Declared as International Day of the Book by UNESCO in 1995, this celebration of books and literature draws its inspiration from a Catalan tradition, the Festival of the Rose. Legend has it that Saint George, Patron Saint of Catalonia and international knight-errant, slew a

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Highlights

Sunday, April 24, 2016 11-4 Highlights This afternoon street festival celebrates the International Day of the Book with live music, author readings, open mic, activities for children and adults, storytellers, …and books, books, books! Local authors, bookartists, publishers, booksellers, and literary groups line Howard Ave in Historic Old Town Kensington to show, sell, and discuss their works. All activities are free,

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From Book to Plate: Food Talk with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk” and cooking demonstrations. “With each book there was a guiding idea – simple, summer entertaining or fresh, seasonal cooking – and the stories and recipes grew from it… there are times when good stories suggest recipes and other times when a story follows a favorite

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