November 14, 2020: 39th Annual Kentucky Book Fair
The Kentucky Book Fair has a rich history of supporting Kentucky authors while seeking out national bestsellers and inviting them to visit Kentucky. The Kentucky Book Fair was journalist Carl West’s brainchild, and a small volunteer committee helped to organize it for more than thirty-five years.
Historically, the Kentucky Book Fair’s home was in Frankfort, but it was moved to Lexington two years ago, and its production transitioned to Kentucky Humanities, where the staff brought the event to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. To further the impact and opportunity to highlight even more literary talent, the event was expanded it into a week-long festival in 2018. With that change, Kentucky Book Fair became the anchor for the Kentucky Book Festival, whose many events take place at venues across Lexington.
To see the 2019 Book Fair author lineup, click here. Learn more about Book Festival events by clicking the button above. Author applications will be accepted for the 2020 Book Fair in January. Send questions to the Kentucky Book Festival Director, Sara Volpi, here.