Saturday, September 21

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Headlining Authors at The Capitol
(416 E Main Ave)

Author Hall at One Roof Event Space (400 E Main Ave)


WCPL will be giving away 200 books by each headlining author!

Additional Author Hall authors to be announced soon.

What is Back to Back Books?

If you enjoyed the SOKY Book Fest,
you’ll LOVE this book lovers festival.

Hosted independently by Warren County Public Library with retail assistance from Plaid Elephant Books, this festival will put you in touch with published authors, give you access to excellent presentations by best-selling authors, provide a chance for you to receive a *FREE copy of the headliners’ books, and let you purchase titles by them and additional authors in attendance. Presentations will take place at the Capitol. Books may be purchased and/or signed in the Author Hall.

*Here’s how the FREE book system will work: The first 200 audience members may receive a voucher upon exit that can be redeemed following each presentation in the Author Hall.

See below for the schedule of headlining authors who be presenting at the Capitol, and check out the list of additional authors who will be in attendance in the Author Hall. 

The Presentation Venue: The Capitol, downtown Bowling Green (KY)

The Author Hall: One Roof Event Space, downtown Bowling Green (KY)

Headlining Author Presentations

The Capitol – 416 E Main Ave

Jamie Ford at 10 a.m.

Lisa Gardner at 11 a.m.

Blake Crouch at 2 p.m.

Author Hall

One Roof Event Space – 400 E Main Ave

David Bell

M Henddrix

Meredith Lyons

Lauren Thoman

…and more to be announced at a later date!


10:00 a.m. – Jamie Ford (Adult Fiction

1 a.m. – Lisa Gardner (Mystery

1 p.m. – Dr. Joshua Bennett (Slam Poet

2 p.m. – Blake Crouch (Science Fiction

3 p.m. – Maggie Stiefvater (Young Adult Fiction

Scheduled authors

David Bell – adult fiction, young adult fiction

M Hendrix – young adult fiction

Meredith Lyons – adult fiction

Lauren Thoman – adult fiction, young adult fiction



Where should I park?

There are over 1,200 free parking spots available in downtown Bowling Green. The Downtown BGKY Map showcases free public parking lots/structures, free street parking, and free private lots that are only available after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. 

What are my dining options?

Locals have long claimed that Bowling Green has more restaurants per capita than any other town. Even though the fact isn’t certified, the options are truly plentiful. Check out this map of downtown dining options or this list of local favorites from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.


Headlining Authors

Author Hall