2019 Kentucky Book Fair

38th annual Kentucky Book Fair: Nov. 16, 2019

Nearly 200 regional and national authors attended, including Jim Acosta, Scott Pelley, Abigail Pesta, Wendell Berry, and Adrian Matejka. Panel discussions and author presentations occured on two stages. 

Click the buttons above to see a list of the 2019 Authors, the Saturday Schedule of Events, and the Kentucky Book Festival catalog

Vendors: University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Monthly, Larkspur Press, Butler Books, University of Cincinnati Press, Reformation Publishing. 

Exhibitors: Kentucky Humanities, Friends of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Public Library, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Kentucky Historical Society, BCTC, Eastern Kentucky University MFA, Spalding University MFA   

Are you an author?

Take a look at the guidelines on the Author Application Form (see button above), and submit your book info to attend this year's event. Authors have the chance to network, meet plenty of fans, and sign books for the thousands of guests at the event. If you're not located in Kentucky or writing about Kentucky, that's ok too: in 2019, authors traveled from 22 states to join the fun.

Thanks to our generous 2019 Kentucky Book Festival sponsors:

And our partners: