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2022 Kentucky Book Festival Information Coming Soon

The 40th annual Kentucky Book Festival occurred at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington on November 6, including 140 authors. Additional programs occurred November 1-5, featuring Jason Reynolds (virtual only), Chef Ouita Michel, and Margaret Verble. Saturday’s programs were hosted in-person at Joseph-Beth. Find more information under “Events.”  

The author application window for the 2021 event has closed. To apply for the 2022 festival, return to this page on January 4, 2022.

Author participation in the 2022 Kentucky Book Festival will be by invitation only AFTER an author application form has been submitted through our website and reviewed by the Author Selection Committee. The committee will choose authors and titles from those received by the submission deadline. Incomplete forms will not be reviewed, and online submissions are required. Authors who apply independently and are accepted are responsible for their own travel and expenses related to attending the event. Review the festival’s anti-harassment policy here.

Join us Saturday, November 6!

Visit Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington KY for a full day of programs and more than 140 authors on-site to meet-and-greet and sign books! Doors open at 10:00 a.m. See the “Events” page to see Saturday’s schedule.

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