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Poor Richard’s Books

Contact Details

place233 W. Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601


Supporting reading and community in Frankfort for over 30 years, you are sure to find what you need at Poor Richard’s Books, home of thousands of books, located 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.

Aside from finding the perfect book, you can also visit Poor Richard’s Books to listen to music, and ease into your reprieve from the hectic world with a delicious, iced latte.

Days Times
Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm-5:00pm