The Town of Kensington is celebrating the International Day of the Book with a book festival and packed schedule of readings from local authors on Sunday.
The street festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Howard Avenue in Old Town Kensington, includes live music, an open mic, book sales and other activities for kids.
D.C. native George Pelecanos, crime book author and writer involved in the HBO series “The Wire,” is expected to make an appearance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with blues band The Nighthawks.
The event will also offer free books from an organization called BookCrossing and rare book evaluations by a former auction appraiser. If you want, you can also take on former Maryland State Chess Champion Allan Savage. He’ll be playing six to eight games at once.