Kensington International Day of the Book - Maryland, USA - 4/28/19

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Mark your calendars now for this fabulous event. ..

It's the Kensington International Day of the Book street fair in Kensington, Maryland, USA, on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 11am to 4pm, This festival is free with free street parking. The most exciting booth of all is (of course) the Bookcrossing booth...in which BCinDC, my local BookCrossing group, plans to give away over 1,000 Bookcrossing-registered books.

Any Bookcrosser is free to join us in the booth that day as well as to drop off or take home some BC-registered books. If anyone has BC-registered books they would like me to give away at this festival, just PM me for my mailing address, and I'll be sure to share your books.

We've been doing this festival for over 10 years now and it's always fun. If you have any questions about it, please free to drop me a PM.

Hope to see many of you there!
https://dayofthebook.com/

Follow which books are being released here (Note the release year!)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/374775

 

PRE-RELEASED BOOKS
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6of8 = 27 + 65 + 33 + 19 +51 + 8 + 9 +98 - 11 - 13 - 24 - 15 = 247
bookstogive = 46 + 1 + 44 + 9 + 4 + 2 + 15 = 121
Ixion = 32
melydia = 71
ResQGeek = 71 + 63 + 127 + 14 + 16 = 291
SqueakyChu = 35 + 25 + 31 + 97 + 29 + 29 + 16 + 1 - 50 = 213
SgnutZips = 9 +3 + 10 = 22
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Total = 997
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I was hoping to collect 1,500 books this year, but we did make it to over 1,100 books collected which was great. I think we had about 200 books left over so we probably gave away about 900 books. Thank you for such a wonderful effort to find books to release.
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Stats updated 052719 at 1125
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CATCHES:
6of8 = 3
bookstogive = 1
ResQGeek = 3
SqnutZips = 1
SqueakyChu = 1
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Running total = 9
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Catch rate: 9/997 = 0.9%
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Thank you to all fellow Bookcrossers who sent or brought books and /or who came out to the festival grounds to help with our book give-away. It was a fantastic day!

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #1
Fiction = 35

 

Or post about this in the Bugs forum.


Wish I could join you for the event!

 

Oh, jessibud, if you want to come visit us in April, you, too, can join us for this festival. It is such a fun event! Bring Bookgirrl with you. You can both stay with me! Really!!

 

It seems they fixed what was wrong. Hurray! ... and thank you!

 

I don’t think that the original post or the title can any longer be edited after it is posted. Correct me if I’m wrong. Is this something brand new? It’s never happened to me before!

 

27 fiction books
plus another 65 fiction books

total so far 92 books

 

33 books for kids/teens

 

Non-fiction= 25

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #3
Added today - 31 fiction
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 = 66
nonfiction = 25

 

wingResQgeekwing 1 yr ago
Box #1
71 kids' books.

 

wingResQgeekwing 1 yr ago
Box #2
63 kids books.

Running total - 71 + 63 = 134

 

127 paperbacks

total: 71 + 63 + 127 = 261

 

14 adult non-fiction
16 Spanish or bilingual children's books

Total: 261 + 14 + 16 = 291

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #4
Added today -
kids' = 97
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 = 66
kids' = 97
nonfiction = 25

 

71 books for me.

 

Pre-released 19 books from the Nonfiction category today.

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag 5
Added today -
fiction - 29
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 + 29 = 95
kids' = 97
nonfiction = 25

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
RE: Bag 5
Squeaky -- you need to double check your math

My math on the figures you are showing for me comes out at 131, not 236.

 

Squeaky -- you need to double check your math
My math on the figures you are showing for me comes out at 131, not 236.

Actually I got 144 instead.
27 + 65 + 33 + 19 = 144

 

Added today -
fiction - 29
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Running total for me: 217
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fiction 35 + 31 + 29 = 95
kids' = 97
nonfiction = 25

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
RE: RE: Bag 5
Okay. I admit my math skills aren't the best either. I just knew that the number I was seeing was too high.

 

Okay. I admit my math skills aren't the best either. I just knew that the number I was seeing was too high.

LOL!!

 

It's amazing what gets buried in the clutter.

Pre-released today: 51 more books
15 kids/YA
31 fiction
5 non-fiction

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #6
Added today -
fiction - another 29
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Running total for me: 246
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 + 29 + 29 = 124
kids' = 97
nonfiction = 25

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
8 more today
Just came across another stack

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #7
Added today -
nonfiction - 16
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Running total for me: 262
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 + 29 + 29 = 124
kids' = 97
nonfiction 25 +16 = 41

 

I got 2 boxes of books out to you on Monday

 

I got 2 boxes of books out to you on Monday

Great! Thank you so much! I'll try to journal them as soon as I receive them and then release them to the festival for you. Hoping you get some catches!

 

Got the boxes today. I just checked them all in. There were two nonfiction CD sets that were unregistered. I'll register them, saying I got them from you. I'll pre-release the others to Kensington between tonight and tomorrow.

I have a friend who loves to get CD sets for her travels back and forth between New Hampshire and Maryland. May I give her those CDs, or would you rather I took them to Kensington to the festival? For sure she won't journal enter them, though! Either way is good with me. Let me know,

 

Do what you like with them, if your friend would like them great!

 

Do what you like with them, if your friend would like them great!

Cool! I'll save them for her as she's coming down to Maryland later this month. Thanks!

 

nonfiction = 6
kids' = 1
fiction = 39
total = 46
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2 CD sets which are fiction...I'm waiting to see what I'll do with them .

 

will ship out Monday, make that 3 more boxes

 

will ship out Monday

Thank you so much! All of the books you sent me have been pre-released and are packed to go out on the table. Be sure I send you a picture from the festival. If I forget, let me know!

I've already pre-relased the two sets of CDs you sent, and I'll be giving them to my friend from New Hampshire when she comes down to Maryland later this month, She'll be so surprised and happy.

 

I may have some more cd sets. If I do I will include them in the box with this new batch

 

I may have some more cd sets. If I do I will include them in the box with this new batch
Cool! I'll pass them along to my traveling friend...who refuses to journal any of my books , but she DOES donate tons of gently used children's books to me from a recycling center every month...so your CDs will go to a very good BookCrossing cause! :D

 

Got a box from you today, bookstogive. I'll try to register the books and release them in between my Passover cooking! Thank you so much. I LOVE this time of year! Happy Easter, bookstogive (and others)!

You pack books so well! You get an amazing number of books into just one box!

 

Can't believe that box got there in only 2 days via media mail. Must be some kind of record!

 

Can't believe that box got there in only 2 days via media mail. Must be some kind of record!

That's fabulous!

All of those books (as of this minute) are now checked in by me and released to the book festival. I made a mistake in my journal entries, saying I "graciously" accepted the books when I meant to say "gratefully" accepted the books. I don't have time now to go back and correct 44 journal entries, but you know what I mean. :D Thank you!

 

I guess this one (fiction) from bookstogive must have fallen down while I was releasing the other books to the festival.

 

3- non-fiction + 6-fiction = 9 total

Pre-released


 

1 mushroomed into 3, hope to see some great catches!

 

1 mushroomed into 3, hope to see some great catches!

LOL! Wishing you some good catches as well. Thank you so much for your generosity!

 

1 mushroomed into 3, hope to see some great catches!

Both of the boxes arrived yesterday. I just haven't had a chance to journal them yet. I'll get to it soon. Thank you!

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
9 more for me
A few that I could purge from the various shelves -- hoping to come up with some more once my final paper for class is completed.

 

3 more books registered and pre-released. I am having trouble registering books with the ISBN search function. I have only been able to register 3 out of 9 books that I tried to register today. I keep getting the message "not found in our database".

1-non-fiction + 2-fiction = 3


running total= 12

 

I keep getting the message "not found in our database".


Try using the title instead of the ISBN. That seems to work better for me recently. If not, you can always click on Skip Search and enter the info by hand.

 

Thanks for the tip. I just tried to register 3 more books with same non-result. I will try your tip.

 

I always correct the ISBN and cover image if they don't agree, but more often than not find the correct title and author if I search by title.

 

Someone made a journal today on a book of mine they caught at the Kensington festival...six years ago!!!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11525630

 

nonfiction = 6 + 9 = 15
kids' = 1 + 4 = 5
fiction = 39 + 2 = 41

 

added 15 fiction...

nonfiction = 6 + 9 = 15
kids' = 1 + 4 = 5
fiction = 39 + 2 +15 = 56
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running total = 76

P.S. Thank you also for the three audio books in this last box. I'll be giving them my friend from New Hampshire!

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 1 yr ago
Bag #8
Added today -
Just one kids' book
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Running total for me: 263
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Running total for me:
fiction 35 + 31 + 29 + 29 = 124
kids' = 98
nonfiction 25 +16 = 41

 

today added: 7 fiction + 3 non-fiction= 10

running total: 15 Fiction, 7 non-fiction=22 books

My total contribution to the Book fest = 22.

 

35 fiction
20 kids/ya
43 nonfiction/poetry/plays

Total for this batch 98

 

and I'll subtract that from our released number,

I brought home 50 today.

Also you can list your wild catches here as well.

 

Has 11 books. I am going to take these up to Brookside Gardens.
I will count and journal the others in the next day or two.

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
Second stack
13 books
Two bags left in the car to be counted

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
Third stack
24 books

 

15 books

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
CATCH
A kids' book for a grown kid
The Better Brown Stories http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295603

 

Nice JE!! Congrats on the catch.

 

Love this journal entry; "as I did remember all the monstrous and mystery books that my daughter and I used to read together". It tugs at my heart strings.

 

 

Great catch!!

 

Awwwww! Such a sweet journal entry!

 

 

The Art of the Plains Indians https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12074895

 

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
Catch #2
On one of the older books that came from Andy's big batch
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406753

 

 

wing6of8wing 1 yr ago
Catch #3
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15415889
by an AF who is British and thinks Americans romanticize the British too much

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15415889
by an AF who is British and thinks Americans romanticize the British too much

Wonderful journal entry!

 

Not only did it get journaled but we might have a new member!

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15479083

 

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