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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! 








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Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593236512
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - January 23rd, 2024

The Book of (More) Delights: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643753096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - September 19th, 2023

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454952770
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 5th, 2023

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How it Went: Thirteen More Stories of the Port William Membership Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640096158
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Published: Counterpoint - November 7th, 2023

Hardcover Nonfiction

What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds Cover Image
My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song Cover Image
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World Cover Image
Lexington: The Extraordinary Life and Turbulent Times of America's Legendary Racehorse Cover Image
Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic Cover Image
The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness Cover Image

Hardcover Fiction

Canary Girls: A Novel Cover Image
Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel Cover Image
Zero Days Cover Image
Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick Cover Image
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel Cover Image
The Golden Spoon: A Novel Cover Image

Children and Young Adult

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist Cover Image
Ketanji: Justice Jackson's Journey to the U.S. Supreme Court Cover Image
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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! *