Telling Kentucky's Story

Kentucky Book Fair

Saturday, November 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Alltech Arena
at the Kentucky Horse Park


2017 Kentucky Book Fair t-shirts are still available. We have youth sizes (small, medium, and large) and adult size small available.  Total cost is $10.00 including taxes and shipping. Order here. If you would like to order more than one item, please feel free to call our office to place your order at 859/257-5932.

Featured Authors:

Wendell Berry Rita Mae Brown Ally Condie Wayne Flynt Jamie Ford
bell hooks Loyal Jones David Joy George Ella Lyon Bobbie Ann Mason
Karen Robards Adam Silvera Daren Wang Matt Bai Crystal Wilkinson

and more than 170 others, including James Archambeault, David Arnold, Steve Beshear, Gwenda Bond, Susan Bordo, Christopher Farnsworth, Heather Henson, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Holly Goddard Jones, David King, Maurice Manning, Sharyn McCrumb, Robert Olmstead, Stella Parks, Christopher Rowe, Frederick Smock, and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

And our partners:

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

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 the event 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.