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Poor Richard's BookstoreWelcome to Poor Richard's Books, home of thousands of books across from the state's beautiful Old Capitol building.

Looking for a good book to dive into?  We are open for browsing (mask required) and doing curbside delivery from a chair in front of the store.  We can send books to you, your friend or relative in another town or state. To arrange for curbside give us a call! (502) 223-8018

Whichever way you choose to shop with us please know we appreciate your support as we continue to try and find a new "normal" like everyone else.

  Keep those pages turning and be safe!

Find the perfect gift today!

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 Every step of the book production chain has been impacted by the pandemic. 

    Books that sell out may not be restocked before the holidays. So, get your holiday shopping done early, "November is the new December!"

Hardcover Nonfiction

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Cover Image
Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World Cover Image
Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline Cover Image
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think Cover Image
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History Cover Image
The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals: A Novel Cover Image
This Is My America Cover Image
Chosen Ones: The new novel from NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Veronica Roth Cover Image
How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
Hamnet Cover Image

Children and Young Adult

Happy: A Beginner's Book of Mindfulness Cover Image
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
Deep Blue Sea: A Bedtime Shadow Book Cover Image
Sulwe Cover Image
Wishtree Cover Image
We Are the Gardeners Cover Image

Larkspur Press Books

    Poor Richard's proudly carries the finely crafted letterpress books from Larkspur Press.

    Each book is a work of art. The type is hand-set; the pages hand-sewn.

    Our selection includes works of poetry and prose, including:

     Hot off the press!  The Turtle with Seven Eyes, Nana Lampton    

    Tthe Great Interruption, Wendell Berry with wood engravings by Joanne Price

     Book of Earthly Delights, Fred Smock

    Best to Keep Moving, Jeff Worley, Kentucky Poet Laureate

      Call us at (502) 223-8018 for titles available or to order a book.

*Search results on this website are not a real-time indication of our in-store stock. To see if a title is available for immediate pick-up, please contact us by phone (502-223-8018) or by email (poorrbooks@aol.com). Thank you! *