SOKY Book Fest

2355 Nashville Road | Bowling Green, KY 42101
Location: Knicely Conference Center
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Recurring daily

Location: 2355 Nashville Road, Knicely Conference Center, KY

Time: Children & Teen's Day Friday 9am-2pm, Book Fest Saturday 9am-3pm, Writers Conference both days

Price: Free

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 annual SOKY Book Fest will be held March 25, 2023 from 9am-3pm, and has been selected for several years as one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association's 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. For more information, call 270-745-4502 or visit

Children and Teens Day will be March 24th from 9am-1pm. During Children and Teens Day activities, illustrators and authors will make presentations, sign copies of their books, and be available to discuss their work one-on-one with elementary & high school age students. Multiple activities for all grade levels will take place throughout the day. Books will be available for purchase from author tables throughout the event. Activities and crafts will be available all day.

SOKY Book Fest