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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