Kentucky Book Festival

Book Bundle

The Kentucky Book Festival Book Bundle connects readers with Kentucky authors and artists through a one-of-a-kind subscription-based experience. Subscribers will “Find Themselves in the Story” of amazing Kentucky writers by reading a unique mix of books and collecting hand-picked specialty items created by artists across the Commonwealth. Each bundle will include 3-4 accompanying products such as magnets, coaster sets, bookmarks, or postcards, along with a bookplate signed by the author—all sourced locally and unique to each bundle. Subscribers will also receive an item from Kentucky Soaps & Such in each bundle!

Read more about the authors, artists, and our sponsor, First Southern National Bank, below.

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Featured 2021 Authors



Silas House

Clay’s Quilt



Ouita Michel

Just A Few Miles South



David Bell

Kill All Your Darlings



Crystal Wilkinson

Perfect Black: Poems

Featured 2021 Artists


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Rachael Sinclair

Louisville, KY

Rachael is a freelance creative (and coffee fiend) who lives in Louisville with her husband and way too many houseplants. She creates highly-tailored collateral for a diverse group of clients and lives for a good challenge. When she’s not drawing, she likes to cook, bake, preach the gospel of the Bluegrass, and feed neighborhood squirrels. Visit her website to see her work.


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Brenna Flannery

Lexington, KY

The illustrator of Ouita Michel’s Just A Few Miles South (University Press of Kentucky, April 2021), Brenna works as a full-time tattoo artist at Charmed Life Tattoo in Lexington. Outside the tattoo shop she loves practicing roller-skating, sewing handmade dolls, and cooking meals at home with her fiancé. She also dedicates lots of time and love to her two rescued tabby cats Nigel and Merle.



Matthew Wilson

Bowling Green, KY

Matthew Taylor Wilson is a professional drawing person. He’s spent the better part of two decades illustrating & hand-lettering, ads, book covers, paper products & logos. He currently lives in Bowling Green with his brilliant & beautiful wife, 2 kids, & 3 neurotic dogs.

Read more on Matthew’s website.



Ron Davis

Lexington, KY

upfromsumdirt is a poet, visual artist, and designer. His poetry and art have appeared in African American Review, New Southerner, and elsewhere. Deifying a Total Darkness, his debut full-length collection of poetry, follows the collection Caul & Response, and three chapbooks. His second book, To Emit Teal, was published in 2020. View recent work on his Instagram.

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One-time purchase
Subscribe to all four bundles at once (shipped separately)
Each bundle valued at $50
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Reserve between February 15 - March 5, 2021
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Reserve one bundle at a time
Each bundle valued at up to $50.00
Limited quantity of each bundle available
Reserve starting March 16, 2021

Thanks to our Sponsor: First Southern National Bank 

When First Southern National Bank says, “We Believe In You,” it means we also believe certain things about you. We believe that you want to live a life of margin, where you can balance spending, saving, and giving. We believe that you want to make wise financial decisions to enable that kind of living. Because we believe in you, we are here for you every step of the way. Visit to learn more. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

And thanks to our Product Partner: Kentucky Soaps & Such

Kentucky Soaps & Such has been making generosity easier since the creation of signature gift baskets in 2006. We offer a variety of options, featuring our Plainview Farm bath products, snacks, and more – all built to fit almost any budget. Ordering your gifts is a breeze with our easy-to-use website at or ordering by phone at 606-365-0808. We would also love for you to tour our store and soap making facility in historic Stanford, Kentucky.

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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