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A book for anyone’s taste ready for autograph at Frankfort’s 33rd Kentucky Book Fair

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...

Annual Kentucky Book Fair provides nearly $400,000 in grants to school, public libraries

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...

Buy a book to give a book is job of Kentucky Book Fair as eight libraries get KBF grants

A Kentucky Book Fair grant committee recently announced eight monetary gifts to public and school libraries in the Commonwealth. Reading about poor conditions at the libraries even made one committee member cry.   “The conditions are so sad in these libraries; reading the grants made me cry. I wish that we could fund them all,” the grant committee member said.   Funding all may...

Cha-ching! 2013 Kentucky Book Fair rings up $145,000; libraries, literacy programs benefit

The Kentucky Book Fair rang up nearly $145,000 in sales during its two-day run, making it one of the top grossing in the 32-year history of the state’s premier literary event, officials announced.   “Once again, the residents of Kentucky have shown that we are a literary state that supports literacy, libraries and a fierce love of the written word,” said KBF manager Connie Crowe. “We appreciate...