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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.

Want a good book to read at home during the next several weeks?  We are doing curbside delivery from a chair in front of the store.  Or we can send books to you, your friend or relative in another town or state.  We are still receiving inventory and trying to find the new normal.

So, pretend that curbside is really the old “car-hop” scene, grab your “curbside” coffee drink from the Kentucky Coffeetree Café and pick up your very real “curbside” book from Poor Richard’s Books.  Call (502) 223-8018.We miss you!  Our stores are meant to be full, our city bustling, our minds at ease.  More than ever books can help us escape reality.  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
Crazy for Birds Cover Image
Navigate Your Stars 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
A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel Cover Image
If It Bleeds Cover Image
Where the Crawdads Sing 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! *