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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.

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.


The Queen of Hearts Cover Image
Lola Cover Image
A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
Spy of the First Person Cover Image
Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II: Nathan Coulter / Andy Catlett: Early Travels / A World Lost / A Place on  Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

Winter (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
In the Midst of Winter Cover Image
Munich Cover Image
The Mitford Murders: A Mystery Cover Image
An American Marriage Cover Image
Sourdough Cover Image

Children and Young Adult

Good Day, Good Night Cover Image
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover Image
Worm Loves Worm Cover Image
Wishtree Cover Image
Wolf Hollow Cover Image
Life Doesn't Frighten Me Cover Image

*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! *