Telling Kentucky's Story

Kentucky Book Fair


36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair
November 18, 2017
at the Alltech Arena at the
Kentucky Horse Park

7th Annual KBF Kids Day
Friday, November 17
(registration required, more information available in August 2017)

Information for patrons about the 2017 Kentucky Book Fair,
including our official catalog, will be available in Fall 2017.
To download the full 2016 KBF Catalog, click here.

Thanks to all of the authors, patrons, volunteers, and sponsors who made the 35th Annual Kentucky Book Fair a success!

Take a look at some of the highlights from 2016 below:

Thanks to all of our 2016 sponsors:

Franklin County
Democratic Party
Rory Harris Community Trust Bank

About the Kentucky Book Fair:
Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of reading and writing. Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states. On average, nearly 3,500 readers of all ages flock to downtown Frankfort to meet their favorite writers and new authors as well. KBF Kids Day, open to schools all over the Commonwealth, gives hundreds of Kentucky students the opportunity to interact with authors through a series of engaging presentations. Kentucky Book Fair programs are free and open to the public; KBF Kids Day programs require registration.