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, 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 2020 SOKY Book Fest will be our 22nd and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. Book Fest will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 and is from 9 am to 3 pm. Children’s Day is on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. The Kentucky Writers Conference will occur on March 20 from 9 am – 3:30 p.m. 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.

SOKY Book Fest complies with the anti-harassment policies outlined by our parent organization, Western Kentucky University. Each employee, applicant, affiliate, author, and attendee, as well as anyone doing business with SOKY Book Fest, is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect in an environment free of harassment of any kind. The SOKY Book Fest partners – the Warren County Public Library, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and WKU Libraries – have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any variation thereof. Violations of this policy could result in expulsion or banning from SOKY Book Fest events or other disciplinary action. 

Western Kentucky University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and harassment, and/or retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint or participates in the complaint process are prohibited and shall not be tolerated. Please visit for detailed information about this policy.

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