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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Kentucky Book Fair HIghlights Part One of Three

Highlights from the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair, held Nov. 15, 2014, at the Frankfort Convention Center. The video was produced by FPB-TV, a division of the Frankfort Plant Board.

Friday, November 14, 2014

2014 Children's Day!

600+ students visiting the book fair, listening to presentations and chatting with the authors!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Getting Ready

Some pics before the children arrive on Friday!

2014 Civil War Titles

2014 Civil War Titles

Among the books about the Civil War
at the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair are
James Prichard’s
Embattled Capital: Frankfort
Kentucky in the Civil War,
Maryjean Wall’s
Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and
Influence in a Southern Brothel,
Berry Craig’s
Kentucky Confederates,
Betty Boles Ellison’s
The True Mary Todd Lincoln,
and Stuart W. Sanders’s
Maney’s Confederate Brigade
at the Battle of Perryville.


2014 Children's Day Author List

The following authors are scheduled to appear

at Children's Day, Nov. 14, 9:00am-2:00pm

Adams, Mark Wayne
Albright-Parrish, Cynthiana
Allen, Nancy Kelly
Bailey, Christine
Blair, Rebecca
Brown, Skila
Christensen, Evelyn
Coley, Liz
Corp, Carey
Cullen, Peggy
Dadey, Debbie S.
Downing, Johnette
Driscoll, Martha
Due, Dale
Eckroat, Laura
Halasek, Judy
Hankla, Diana
Harwich Mary Belle
Hay, John
Hutcherson, Martha
Kelley, Becky
Langdon, Lorie
Landers, Melissa
Laughed, Kathy
Lee, Barbour
Lyon, George Ella
McWilliams, Sophie and Lucas
Mitchell, Marie
Moreland, Tonya
Pace, Betty
Penn, Linda
Schleuning, Todd & Cheryl
Stewart, Aileen
Wald, Christiana
Whitaker, Alecia
Whitmer, Megan
Woodard, Ben
Woods, Kimberly   

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Paranormal and supernatural offerings

2014 Paranormal and supernatural offerings

If you’re into paranormal and the supernatural, among the titles offered will be:
 Madeleine’s Roux’s Sanctum and Asylum,

Thomas Freese’s Eerie Encounters in Everyday Life: Angels, Aliens, Ghosts and Haunts,

Ben Jeffries’s Lost in the Darkness: Life Inside the World’s Most Haunted Prisons, Hospitals, and Asylums,

Lisa Piper’s Secrets of the Asylum,

 Lynwood Montell’s Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky and James Markert’s A White Wind Blew.

The authors will also appear at a special presentation, Haunted Places in Fact and Fiction, at the Old State Capitol, at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014 Kentucky Book Fair -- Basketball titles

Basketball Titles at the
2014 Kentucky Book Fair
     Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox will sign Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting, a biography about the University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster. Some of the other basketball titles include Gary P. West’s  Better Than Gold: Olympian Kenny Davis and the Most Controversial Basketball Game in History, Doug Brunk’s Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats, Jeff Bridgeman’s Kentucky High School Basketball Encyclopedia, and former Harlem Globetrotter Kevin “Special K” Daley’s I Never Stopped Smiling, and his companion workbook, Never Stop Your Goals.
The book fair, which includes symposiums and readings,
is free and open to the public.
The hours are from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Kentucky Book Fair and Curtains@8 November 11, 2014

Nick Lawrence from
WUKY's Curtains@8
will focus his radio
program tonight on the
2014 Kentucky Book Fair.

Scheduled to appear are Cindy Cline (KBF board member) and authors Ed Lawrence, Gwen Hyman Rubio, Larry Isenhour , and by phone, Madeleine Roux.
  Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon, and the Beatles.
The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted in more than $375,000 in grants awarded to school and public libraries to expand collections, replace old books or fund literacy-related causes.