Kentucky Book Festival

2022 Kentucky Book Festival Information

THANK YOU to all who attended this year's Kentucky Book Festival! Please submit a survey about your experience by visiting this link:

The 41st annual Kentucky Book Festival occurred at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY on SaturdayOctober 29, 2022, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Easternincluding 150 invited authors. 

The Kentucky Book Festival welcomed Barbara Kingsolver, Jon Meacham, Geraldine Brooks, Wendell Berry, Crystal Wilkinson, Silas House, and many more great authors to celebrate books and reading at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Saturday, October 29! 


The 2022 festival catalog can be viewed below.  Click here to download a pdf of 2022 catalog.


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Thanks to our generous 2022 Kentucky Book Festival sponsors!

We’re so grateful for the sponsors and partners who make this event possible, including: Joseph-Beth Booksellers; Hardscuffle, Inc; the Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement; Kentucky Monthly magazine; The Owsley Brown II Family Foundation; The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; Kentucky Living magazine; Elite Graphics; Anonymous; Tallgrass Farm Foundation; Kentucky Soaps & Such; University of Kentucky; Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet; Lexington GreenLFUCG; Campbellsville University; Central Bank; BAIRD; AARP Kentucky; Wildcat Moving; Bryant’s Rent-All; Transylvania University; McClure Family FundSpalding University Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing; LG&E and KU Foundation; VisitLex; Morgan, Collins, Yeast & SalyerAldi; Commerce Lexington; Goodwood; WEKU; and WUKY!

Thanks to our 2022 Kentucky Book Festival sponsors & partners for their support! To learn more about supporting the festival, visit the sponsor page at