Back to top

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 open for browsing (mask required) and doing curbside delivery 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!

Emily Bingham Book Signing!

 

On June 1, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM

Join us at Paul Sawyier Public Library for a reception & book signing with

Emily Bingham

Author of

"My Old Kentucky Home:

The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song"

 

 

Price: $30.00

 

 

Upcoming:
On June 14, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Paul Sawyier Public Library,
Kim Michele Richardson will have a virtual signing for her new book "The Book Woman's Daughter"
 
 

Hardcover Nonfiction

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Cover Image
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places Cover Image
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think Cover Image
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
Read This for Inspiration: Simple Sparks to Ignite Your Life Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

The Lost Spells Cover Image
Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic Cover Image
How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
The Queen's Gambit: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country 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 (poorrbooks@aol.com). Thank you! *