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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!


What is #ReadIndieForward?

#ReadIndieForward is a pay-it-forward movement of readers supporting independent bookstores by gifting books to friends and family.
Participating is fun, simple, and easy:
  • Buy a book from your favorite independent bookstore and send it to a loved one
  • Post to social media that you #ReadIndieForward by gifting a book to a loved one
  • Tag the person receiving the book, tag the independent bookstore you bought the book from, and use #ReadIndieForward

Encourage your friends and family to #ReadIndieForward too!

For more information visit

Stay safe and keep those pages turning!

Hardcover Nonfiction

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Cover Image
This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman Cover Image
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired Cover Image
Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life Cover Image
Between the World and Me Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel Cover Image
The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
Afterlife 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 ( Thank you! *