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The 41st annual Kentucky Book Festival returns to Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle) in Lexington, KY, on Saturday, October 29! Doors will open at 9:30 am, with the first program beginning at 10:00 am; the festival will end at 5:00 pm. Keep scrolling or click the hyperlinked text below to jump to events organized by date. 
Overall admission is free, but you must pre-register (buy a book) for programs with Barbara Kingsolver and Jon Meacham by purchasing their books through our partner bookstore, Joseph-Beth, on their website. NOTE: If you are unable to purchase books in advance, you can still buy a ticket in-person on Saturday, October 29. Each book purchased = one ticket. Links to purchase books are below.

October 27-28 Events | October 29 Events | Kids’ Activities (Oct. 29)

Schedule last updated October 19. Click button below to download a PDF copy of the Saturday schedule or the Festival Guide. 

The 41st annual Kentucky Book Festival returns to Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle) in Lexington, KY, on Saturday, October 29! Doors will open at 9:30 am, with the first program beginning at 10:00 am; the festival will end at 5:00 pm. Keep scrolling or click the hyperlinked text below to jump to events organized by date. 
Overall admission is free, but you must pre-register (buy a book) for programs with Barbara Kingsolver and Jon Meacham by purchasing their books through our partner bookstore, Joseph-Beth, on their website. NOTE: If you are unable to purchase books in advance, you can still buy a ticket in-person on Saturday, October 29. Each book purchased = one ticket. Links to purchase books are below.
 

October 27-28 Events | October 29 Events | Kids’ Activities (Oct. 29) 

Schedule last updated October 19. Click button below to download a PDF copy of the Saturday schedule or the Festival Guide. 

October 27-28 Events

October 27-28 Events

October 29 Events

Admission to programs on Saturday, October 29 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY 40503) is free thanks to our generous sponsors.

Overall admission is free, but you must pre-register (buy a book) for programs with Barbara Kingsolver and Jon Meacham by purchasing their books through our partner bookstore, Joseph-Beth, on their website. NOTE: If you are unable to purchase books in advance, you can still buy a ticket in-person on Saturday, October 29. Each book purchased = one ticket.

October 29 Events

Admission to programs on Saturday, October 29 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY 40503) is free thanks to our generous sponsors.

Overall admission is free, but you must pre-register (buy a book) for programs with Barbara Kingsolver and Jon Meacham by purchasing their books through our partner bookstore, Joseph-Beth, on their website. NOTE: If you are unable to purchase books in advance, you can still buy a ticket in-person on Saturday, October 29. Each book purchased = one ticket.

Kids’ Activities: October 29

Admission to kids’ activities on Saturday, October 29 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY 40503) is free thanks to our generous sponsors

Each child 12 years old and under who attends the book festival is eligible to receive a voucher for one FREE BOOK to take home! Please see a book festival volunteer inside the Children’s Authors Tent to get a voucher. Vouchers are redeemable on Saturday, October 29 only, and supply is limited.

Kids’ Activities: October 29

Admission to kids’ activities on Saturday, October 29 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY 40503) is free thanks to our generous sponsors

Each child 12 years old and under who attends the book festival is eligible to receive a voucher for one FREE BOOK to take home! Please see a book festival volunteer inside the Children’s Authors Tent to get a voucher. Vouchers are redeemable on Saturday, October 29 only, and supply is limited.

October 11-13 Events 

October 11-13 Events 

Thank you!

Thanks so much to all who attended this year’s festival! Please provide feedback about your experience by submitting a survey. 

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