For over twenty years, Black Swan has promoted the talents of local Kentucky authors, as well as hosting nationally recognized authors, both established and upcoming.
Just as we sell through the Internet, we also offer special ordering services to our customers to provide a wider base of out-of-print and specialized titles, bindings, and publishers.
Brier Books is a general-interest bookstore specializing in Kentucky, Appalachia and LGBTQ books. Be sure to check out our events calendar or social media to see the readings, author signings, book clubs, community discussion forums, and several other types of events we host at the shop. Contact us at 859-523-6404 to inquire about our event space, to place an order, or book us for a pop-up event. Our hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday noon-5pm. You can also order from us online!
The International Book Project promotes literacy and educational opportunities by providing more than 200,000 books to schools, libraries, churches, and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world.
The International Book Project also runs a used bookstore at our warehouse on 1440 Delaware Avenue where we sell the books that we cannot send overseas for various reasons. The proceeds support our book-sending mission.
Most books are under $3 - it's the cheapest bookstore in town!
Since 1972, your best alternative for the important, interesting, and hard-to-find books. In addition to books, we carry bajas, boxes, bumper stickers, calendars, candles, cards, coloring books, crystals, essential oils, flasks, gift wrap, hookahs, incense, jewelry, journals, lanterns, magazines, magnets, malas, masks, mugs, origami paper, pendulums, pillows, puzzles, runes, sage, salt and pepper shakers, sarongs, scarves, singing bowls, soap, shampoo, socks, statues, stuffed animals, tapestries, T-shirts, tarot cards, tea towels, tobacco accessories, toys, windchimes, Zippos, and much more!
We have a small parking lot directly behind our store (off of Jersey St.) for building customers only, and paid parking is available along the street.