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!

 

Frankfort Heritage Press released their newest book entitled "Embattled Capital: Frankfort Kentucky in the Civil War". 

We were lucky enough to have James M. Prichard and Russell Hatter in the store for a release celebration!

Couldn't make it down? Don't worry! James and Russell were kind enough to leave plenty of signed copies in the store.

Come in and get yours!

 

 

Upcoming Author Signings!

We have a few upcoming events at PRB that we don't want you to miss!
 
 
Candlelight Tour 2014 is fast approaching. That means we will be welcoming the Holiday season with some great authors!
 
On Thursday, November 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm, Ed Lawrence will be in the store to show his book, "Kentucky 120", a collection of snapshots from each 120 counties of our beautiful state.
 
Then on Friday, November 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm, John Hay will be here with his newest book [due out in October] from Broadstone Press, "Love That Moves The Sun".
 
Be sure to mark your calendars and join us in celebrating these great books!

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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