08 Nov

38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Anchors Week-Long Literary Festival

Kentucky Humanities will present the 38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Book Fair is the anchor event of the Kentucky Book Festival taking place November 10-16.
“The Kentucky Book Fair is among the longest running events of its kind in the country,” said Kentucky Humanities Executive Director Bill Goodman. “It is a joy and a privilege to give all Kentuckians the opportunity to meet authors from all over the country, as well as Kentucky’s own. We are looking forward to a fantastic day celebrating writing, reading, literacy, creativity, and civil discourse.”
The 2019 Kentucky Book Fair features bestselling and award-winning authors, including Elliot Ackerman, Jim Acosta, Tanya Amyx Berry, Wendell Berry, Casey Cep, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Steve Luxenberg, Bobbie Ann Mason, Adrian Matejka, Gurney Norman, Scott Pelley, Abigail Pesta, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Frank X Walker, Jasmine Warga, Rosemary Wells, and Crystal Wilkinson. A full list of authors participating in the 2019 Kentucky Book Fair can be found at
 In addition to meeting patrons and signing books, author presentations and panel discussions will take place on two stages throughout the day. A full schedule can be found at
Admission and parking for the Kentucky Book Fair are free.
The Kentucky Book Festival would not be possible without our sponsors, donors, and community partners. More information on the Festival can be found at or by calling (859) 257-5932.