Visitors say, now this is a real bookstore..

Welcome 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.


Poor Richard's Books … Join Kentucky Wine Gals, Becky Kelley and Kathy Woodhouse, as they celebrate their beautiful edition of Wineing Your Way Across Kentucky: Recipes History and Scenery. This fantastic coffee table size book features incredible photographs from every winery in Kentucky along with the story on the origin and a tasty bonus, recipes! This book and a bottle of Kentucky wine would make the perfect holiday gift for the wine enthusiast. Refreshments from the book will be offered.

Also, meet local artist Debbie Graviss who will sign her new coffee table book titled Graviss Studios! The book, including back stories and insights into her inspirations, will feature over 200 pages of Debbie’s art which brings attention to beauty, joy and humor.



New Elkhorn Creek Calender

Can you believe there's just under two months left of this 2015 year!?
What better way to say hello to 2016 than with an Elkhorn Creek Calendar!
Complete with breathtaking images of Elkhorn throughout the seasons, Doug Dearinger has created a 12-month calendar that can also make a fantastic holiday gift.


Frankfort Heritage Press released their newest book entitled "POSTCARDS from Historic Frankfort Kentucky". 

This gem of a book by Russ Hatter and Gene Burch features photographs of old postcards of Frankfort and surrounding countryside, including early street scenes, landmarks, churches and some humorous cards for tourists to send home. There are hundreds of beautifully rendered cards. This was texting at its finest.

A great birthday or Christmas gift (or a present to yourself for being good).



"The Pie Seller, the Drunk, and the Lady"

2014 may have been the year of the Ebola Epidemic...

...But 1833 was the year of the Cholera Epidemic.

Check out Terry Foody's newest book, "The Pie Seller, the Drunk, and the Lady" for an intriguing account of how three unlikely heroes came together to focus on the disaster of Cholera in Lexington, Kentucky, and lessons that can be applied to global health today.

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