Our mission is to encourage reading and the love of books and to be a positive force in promoting literacy in our region and state.

Book Fest Information

For full programming info, click "Events" and "Panels and Presentations" above! Author application window for 2017 SOKY Book Fest will open in August.

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More About Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.

The 2016 SOKY Book Fest will be our 18th and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. Book Fest will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 and is from 9 am to 3 pm. Children’s Day is on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9 am to 2 pm. The Kentucky Writers Conference and Teen Writers Conference will occur on April 22 as well, and a schedule and information about registration will be available this winter. Please note that all books signed at SOKY Book Fest must be purchased at the festival. No previously purchased books are allowed to be signed.

The panel and presentation schedule for the 2016 Southern Kentucky Book Fest should be available online in February.

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