The Friends of the
Paul Sawyier Public Library

At the new PSPL building,
near the main atrium.



New and used books available

at a fraction of their original prices!



There's something for everyone with genres 
and subjects of all kinds including travel, 
how-to, World history, biography, novels, pets,
reference, religion, Americana, Kentuckiana, 
first editions, magazines, children and teens,
multimedia - - VHS, CD, DVD, books on tape - -
and a special holiday and events section, 
just to name a few!



Members enjoy a 10% discount!



All proceeds benefit

the Paul Sawyier Public Library.



Book donations may be brought to the Friends drop-off area in the basement parking area across from the elevator. Books must be clean, intact, and in good, saleable, condition. Receipts for tax purposes are available in the store.




The Lilian Lindsey Bookstore, operated by the Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, was named after the founder and first director of Frankfort's original public library.

The library, which opened in 1908, began with Ms. Lindsey collecting books in her own home. Because there were no funds to hire a librarian, she left the state to take courses in library science. On December 12 of 1908, under the auspices of the Frankfort Woman's Club, she opened the first library on the seventh floor of the McClure Building.

Ms. Lindsey (1878-1939) grew up in the Vest-Lindsey House, which is located next to our new library. Her picture is hung on the wall, next to the door of the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore.

This page was last revised on December 11, 2014