Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book Festival Sunday April 26th 2015 * Howard Avenue, Old Town Kensington * 11am-4pm

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Play Chess against a 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 recently retired from the federal government and is now devoting full-time to chess teaching and writing. See his book listings
Free Books from Bookcrossing!
Time: All Day | Location: East end of the festival, near the Food Court
BookCrossing members would like to share their passion for books and reading with you. How? By offering FREE used books to take home. Each book will have its own unique BCID (Bookcrossing identification number). If you log onto the BookCrossing website,, you'll be able to see where the book has been and later track where it will go long after you've read it. BookCrossing is FREE and FUN! Help make the whole world a library and share the joy of literacy.
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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 manuscripts. Having passed a Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), he is now actively engaged in formal appraisals in the above areas of his extensive experience.

Kensington Book Festival | 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington MD 20895 | 301-949-9416 |

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