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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 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! 







"Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks" by Crystal Wilkinson

"The Coal Miner Who Became Governor" by Paul Patton



Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593236512
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - January 23rd, 2024

The Coal Miner Who Became Governor (Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813199351
Published: University Press of Kentucky - November 7th, 2023

Hardcover Nonfiction

American Traitor: General James Wilkinson's Betrayal of the Republic and Escape from Justice Cover Image
The Showman: Inside the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky Cover Image
Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud Cover Image
The Vice President's Black Wife: The Untold Life of Julia Chinn Cover Image
Black Love Letters Cover Image
Enough Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

Starling House: A Reese's Book Club Pick Cover Image
The River We Remember: A Novel Cover Image
The Armor of Light: A Novel (Kingsbridge #5) Cover Image
The Atlas Complex (Atlas Series #3) Cover Image
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel Cover Image
The Wind Knows My Name: A Novel Cover Image

Children and Young Adult

If I Was a Horse Cover Image
The Jockey & Her Horse (Once Upon a Horse #2): Inspired by the True Story of the First Black Female Jockey, Cheryl White Cover Image
Brighty of the Grand Canyon Cover Image
The Lost Library Cover Image
Voyaging, Volume One: The Plague Star [A Graphic Novel] Cover Image
This Book Is Banned Cover Image

Larkspur Press Books


    Each book is a work of art. The type is hand-set; the pages hand-sewn.

    Our selection includes works of poetry and prose, and broadsides including:

     Hot off the press!  One of Us (1949), Wendell Berry engravings by Joanne Price   

    The 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! *