Visitors say, now this is a real bookstore..

Welcome to Poor Richard's Books, home of thousands of books across from the state's beautiful Old Capitol building. Independent bookseller, Lizz, mans the fort, as well as serves with Downtown Frankfort, the local Main Street Program. "Poor Richard" is a former Poet Laureate of Kentucky and retired professor of English & Humanities at Kentucky State University, but now teaches at Transylvania University. Poor Richard's specializes in Kentucky titles, and also has an attic full of bibliophilic treasures awaiting their rightful home. You can listen to music, and ease into your reprieve from the hectic world with a delicious, iced latte. We have been supporting reading and community in Frankfort for over 30 years. You are sure to find what you need to complete your Kentucky collection.

"Embattled Capital" Book Release Event!

 

Frankfort Heritage Press will soon be releasing their newest title, "Embattled Capital: Frankfort, Kentucky in the Civil War"...

And they've chosen Poor Richard's to host a book release party!

On Friday October, 17th from 5:30-7:00, authors James M. Prichard, Dr. Gene Burch, and Russell Hatter will be in the store to sign copies and celebrate!

Make sure to come and join the fun.

New Title From Richard Taylor!

Richard Taylor has done it again- another book of poetry! You can get a SIGNED copy of Rain Shadow in the store for only $18.00 (plus tax). Come get yours today!

Can't make it into the store? Don't worry! We can ship it to you! Call us at (502) 223-8018 for more details.

 

Comments on Rain Shadow

"The poems come from solitude and close study of the immediate world with things in it, living and dying.  Richard Taylor makes this exalted state seem perfectly natural."       

- Maurice Manning

" Rain Shadow contains some of Taylor's strongest work. And though it's his nature poems I love best here, there are pleasures on every page."

- Jeff Worley

"This book explains much, / including how each of us / becomes each. The mortality of people, the immortality of suffering. The interaction of shadow and light."

-Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

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