Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 223-8018
Fax: (502) 223-8010
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.
Frankfort ArtWalk is coming again!
Poor Richard's is thrilled to be hosting Frankfort native Normandi Ellis.
Ellis will be in the store showcasing her newest release, a collection of poems entitled "Words on Water".
Come down on August 22nd, from 5-8 p.m. to speak to Normandi while you get your copy signed!
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."
" 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."