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Visitors say: "Now, this is a real bookstore!"

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 located in historic downtown Frankfort on Broadway, the street with the railroad track down the middle. You are welcome to browse our new and vintage books.  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!

Explore and enjoy our home in Frankfort and keep those pages turning! 




Yes, we have signed copies of Lizzie Lange's books!

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The Love Box

How do you hold love in one place? 

How do you share love in a magical way? 

How do you keep someone’s love with you when they’re far away? 

This precious book answers these questions and more! Lizzie Lange takes us all on a whimsical adventure, deep in the woods, discovering how one can always hold love for another. Through a unique gift, The Love Box, a mama bunny shows Lil bunny how love can be stored and shared, by using your voice and a little imagination. Lil bunny discovers that her Mama’s love is always there with creative flare, as she opens her heart and mind, to find that love is everywhere just like air. 





Hardcover Nonfiction

Yonder; Tales from an Outdoor Life Cover Image
Putin Cover Image
River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself Cover Image
Scenes from My Life: A Memoir Cover Image
Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller Cover Image
Upgrade: A Novel Cover Image
The Measure: A Read with Jenna Pick Cover Image
The Last Chairlift Cover Image
Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner Cover Image
The Good Left Undone: A Novel 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
The Deep Blue Sea 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!  One of Us (1949), Wendell Berry engravings by Joanne Price   

    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! *