Frankfort book fair brings $145,000 in sales

Herald-Leader Staff ReportNovember 19, 2013 

This year's Kentucky Book Fair was a best-seller.

The two-day event brought in nearly $145,000 in sales, making it one of the highest-grossing fairs in the event's 32-year history, according to a news release.

The 2012 book fair was one of the lowest-grossing in the Frankfort event's history, with $110,000 in sales.

Sue Grafton's W is for Wasted was the top seller this year, followed by The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every Minute of Your Life by Rick Pitino with Eric Crawford.

More than 4,000 people and nearly 200 authors and illustrators attended the event Nov. 15 and 16.

"Once again, the residents of Kentucky have shown that we are a literary state that supports literacy, libraries and a fierce love of the written word," fair manager Connie Crowe said in the news release. "We appreciate the support of all of our patrons, author attendees and volunteers who help to make this a magical event."

Proceeds from the book fairs are donated to school and public libraries and literacy programs statewide.

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