Kentucky Book Festival

2022 Kentucky Book Festival Information

The 41st annual Kentucky Book Festival will occur at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY on October 29, 2022, including 140-150 invited authors. Information about additional festival events will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates!

Kentucky Book Festival Author Lineup

The Kentucky Book Festival looks forward to welcoming 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 full lineup is now available at

To learn more about the 2022 Kentucky Book Festival Lineup, click HERE. 



To view videos of the 2021 Kentucky Book Festival, including sessions with H. W. Brands, W. Bruce Cameron, Vashti Harrison, Silas House, Sam Quinones, Gwenda Bond, Crystal Wilkinson, and more, visit our YouTube channelThe 2021 festival catalog can be viewed below. The 2022 catalog will be released in October.


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Thanks to our generous 2022 Kentucky Book Festival sponsors:

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

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