With 4 bookstores within 3 blocks of each other, Kensington boasts the highest concentration of neighborhood bookstores in the DC area. As a bonus, many of the Antique shops along the Row also have collections of books for sale, as well as bookends and vintage library accessories and furnishings. While you're enjoying the festival, browse the shops. You never know what you'll find!
Kensington's bookstores also host regular free literary and cultural events. Come to hear poetry, author readings, storytelling, participate in a philosophy discussion group, and much more. Check the bookstore websites for event calendars.
All Books Considered
10408 Montgomery Ave
Kensington, Maryland based ALL BOOKS CONSIDERED has been engaged in finding & selling used, rare, & out of print books for over 12 years (since 1996). We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service, both on-line and at our real world store. With a collection of over 60,000 titles; including major collections in metaphysics and world religion, we aim to bring high quality & fascinating books - in great condtion - to our valued customers.
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Two stories filled with stories. Quality used, out-of-print and unusual books as well as old postcards and photographs, ephemera, posters, newspapers, vintage ads, new vintage-style greeting cards, and local scenes fill our vibrant shop. We offer plenty of comfortable seating and a cosy environment . Residing within our shop, on the second floor, is the Catalan library and reading room of the Fundacio Pauli Bellet, a collection of books in Catalan of interest to Catalan speakers and students. During special evenings, audiences fill the shop for poetry readings, author readings and group meetings.
10335 Kensington Parkway, Ste A
Relax. You are with book people. Russia Online is more than just a bookstore or book importer - we are book people: books and the printed word are what we do and love. All clients are welcome, from individual readers, to libraries and other booksellers. We often hold many exciting events at the store, including book signings and more.
Prevention of Blindness Antique Shop - Book Room
3716 Howard Ave.
Owned and operated by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, a nonprofit Agency. Besides the room full of books, the shop carries an amazing variety of items and the stock changes from day to day as new things are constantly arriving.
3786 Howard Ave
Bonjour Mama is a French-language children's bookstore located right inside the wonderful Kensington Row Bookshop in the heart of Old Town Kensington. Our growing collection includes French-language storybooks, audio books, chapter books, bilingual and language learning resources. We also believe adults set an example for children by reading for their own pleasure, so we have a small selection en franšais for grown-ups, too!