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Monday, February 8, 2016

Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Book Fair have joined forces

The Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Book Fair have joined forces.  The Kentucky Humanities Council (KHC) will present the 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair on November 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY. The sixth annual Children’s Day will be held on Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., also at the convention center.

Previously operated by a nonprofit independent board of volunteers, the Kentucky Book Fair will now be under the management of the KHC, while continuing a partnership with the Kentucky Book Fair board and the many volunteers who have made the book fair the state’s premier literary event for the past 34 years.

The Kentucky Book Fair attracts writers of all genres and patrons of all walks of life in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest — the importance and promotion of writing and reading. Each year nearly 200 authors are present at the Kentucky Book Fair, which seeks to promote and support literacy for the public good.

The KHC is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The KHC is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. For information about the Council’s programs and services, visit

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Kentucky Book Fair Appalachian Panel


Karen McElmurray was the moderator for the Appalachian Writing: Everything Old Is New Again. This panel was co-sponsored by the Kentucky Book Fair and the Kentucky Historical Society.

Panelists included Chris Scotton, author of The Secret Wisdom of  the Earth; Robert Gipe, author of Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel; and David Joy, author of Where All Light   Tends to Go.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2015 Kentucky Book Fair Interviews

Interviews at Kentucky Book Fair!

Janet Meyer interviews some of the authors and illustrators participating in the Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 14. The program was produced by FPB-TV in Frankfort, one of the KBF sponsors.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shop at Joseph-Beth to benefit the Kentucky Book Fair!

Did you see this coupon in the 2015 Kentucky Book Fair catalog?

This week from November 15-November 22, when you shop at Joseph-Beth at Lexington Green, 20% of your purchase will go to support the Kentucky Book Fair!

Don't have a catalog? Get your copy here on the blog, just click the catalog image to the left of this post! The Kentucky Book Fair appreciates your support.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thank you to our authors and attendees!!

 The 34th annual Kentucky Book Fair registered gross sales of  $116,000, an increase of $21,000 from last year’s event, officials announced Saturday.

Attendance was an estimated 4,600 at the Frankfort Convention Center. More than 200 authors and illustrators participated in the fair, signing their books and taking part in symposiums and panel discussions.

“It was a fine day for readers and writers to celebrate their mutual interests,” said Ellen Hellard, vice president of the KBF. “We are very happy with the results of this excellent event.” 

   The top 10 titles in sales:
   1. Kentucky 2016 Calendar -- James Archambeault
   2. “Postcards from Historic Frankfort” -- Russ Hatter and Gene Burch
   3. “Road Trip Eats” -- Gary P. West
   4. “Biscuits, Family and Friends” -- Bill Goodman
   5. “My Old Kentucky Road Trip” -- Blair Thomas Hess and
   6. “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” -- Sharyn McCrumb
   7. “Finclucky from Kentucky” -- Julia Smethurst
   8  “Wielders Book One: The Journey Begins” -- Lucas and Sofia Williams
   9  “The Global War on Morris” -- Steve Israel
   10. “Duncan the Dragon” -- Amanda Driscoll

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lin Stepp

Lin Stepp will attend the 2015 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her books including, Saving Laurel Springs.

Click here for more information