Book Fair off its high marks

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Attendance was down and so were total sales. But Kentucky Book Fair board members weren't too disappointed. The 22nd annual event took in approximately $120,000 Saturday at the Farmham Dudgeon Civic Center.

That's still good considering a sluggish economy, said Connie Crowe, a tired Kentucky Book Fair manager, early Saturday evening.

"Also, we didn't have two big-ticket new books this year like last year's The People's House: Governor's Mansions of Kentucky by Dr. Thomas Clark and A Walking Tour of Frankfort by Dr. Gene Burch and Russ Hatter," Crowe said.

Last year's Book Fair took in $143,866, the second largest total sales ever. In 2001, total sales were $142,003.

Saturday's crowd was estimated at 5,000, down about 3,000 people from last year.

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