The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Western Kentucky University Libraries, Warren County Public Library and Barnes and Noble Booksellers. The 15th Annual SOKY Book Fest is selected as one of Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s 2013 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events. Criteria for the selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy plus cultural and historical significance.
Held annually during the third weekend 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 Book Fest will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children’s Day is on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 headliner for this year’s book fest is Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz, from television’s Happy Days. Winkler is a famed children’s author.