Saturday, September 09, 2006

Book Signing for Jack DuArte

Friday, September 15, 2006 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Jack DuArte will be in the store to sign copies of his new book The Resistance.
Advance orders are accepted!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

2nd Annual Unofficial Art Fair

The Lexington Arts Council is holding their annual art fair at Woodland Park Saturday, August 19- Sunday, August 20th, 2006. Black Swan Books is unofficially participating in the 2nd annual hosting of artwork by employees Bethany Rose and Kelly Rayens during the Art Fair.

Kelly Rayens, 19, has worked at Black Swan for one year during the school and summer breaks. Working primarily in beadwork, Kelly designs and constructs original jewelry. Her goal with every piece is to make each design unique.

Bethany Rose, 25, has worked at Black Swan part-time for two years. This year she plans on unveiling her new medium of combining pen & ink drawings with worked mirrors. She will also have charcoal drawings and sculpture on display.

The Bookstore will be open during the regular summer business hours of 11:00AM- 5:30PM on Saturday the 19th and from 1:00PM- 5:00PM on Sunday the 20th. Both artist will be available during these times.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Book Signing for Jonelle Fisher

Jonelle Fisher will be at Black Swan Books Saturday, September 9, 2006 between 1:00 - 2:30 PM for a signing of her new book MacKenzie Miller: The Gentleman Trainer from Morgan Street.

Advance orders are accepted!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Visit Our Store

We receive new items almost daily. Come in and see what's new!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

New Wendell Berry Broadside

We can offer a new Wendell Berry broadside poem entitled V. from Sabbaths 2002 with a wood engraving by Wesley Bates. The broadside measures 9 3/4 x 14 1/2." It is printed on Gampi Torinoko paper with black ink and the engraving is printed separately in gray ink. The broadside is published in a limited edition of 175 copies and is signed by Wendell Berry. It is priced at $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Please contact Black Swan Books by email,, or by telephone, (859) 252.7255, to place your order.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Signed copies available!

Please contact us at 859.252.7255 or email us at
for availability of signed copies for:

Jordan Fisher Smith: NATURE NOIR
Jeff Worley: LEAVE TIME
Bobbie Ann Mason: ATOMIC ROMANCE

Watch our site for future updates!

Wendell Berry & Susan Starr Richards Reading

Authors Wendell Berry and Susan Starr Richards will be at Black Swan Books from
6:30-8:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2005 for a joint reading and signing of their new published works.
Berry will be here to discuss both GIVEN: POEMS (published May 2005) and his new book of essays entitled THE WAY OF IGNORANCE AND OTHER ESSAYS (October 2005).
Susan Starr Richards will be here to discuss her book THE LIFE HORSE (published by Larkspur Press).
Advance orders are accepted.

Steve Sanfield & Jeff Worley Reading

Monday, November 14, 2005 from 6:30-8:00 PM authors Steve Sanfield and Jeff Worley will be at Black Swan for a joint reading and signing.
Sanfield's THE RAIN BEGINS BELOW (printed by Larkspur Press) and Worley's LEAVE TIME (printed by Finishing Line Press) are both available for advanced orders.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Basil Duke Book Signing

Gary Robert Matthews will be at Black Swan Books Friday, November 4, 2005 to read and sign from his new book BASIL WILSON DUKE, C.S.A.: THE RIGHT MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE. This definitive biography offers an in-depth look on at a Confederate army lieutenant that is often overlooked in history.
Author Matthews will be reading from 4:30-6:30 PM at Black Swan with signing opportunities. Advance orders are accepted; email us at or call us at 859.252.7255.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Nature Noir

Jordan Fisher Smith will be at Black Swan Books Wednesday, October 19, 2005, to read from his new book NATURE NOIR. NATURE NOIR is in support of the second Mountaintop Removal Authors Tour; Smith will be here to read selections, sign copies and converse with interested parties from 6:30- 8:00 pm.
For further information click on the NATURE NOIR link on the sidebar.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Black Swan Books Promotes Local Artist

The Lexington Arts Fair, held at Woodland Park August 20th and 21st, brought in numerous artist from throughout the country. Black Swan Books extended this warm enthusiasm of supporting the art community by promoting the art of Black Swan's own Bethany Rose. Mainly focusing in charcoal medium she attempts to explore the concepts of self-discovery in chiaroscuro. She also dabbles in pen and ink, sculpture, etching and multimedia. Her art will be displayed throughout the store until the end of August.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

GIVEN is Here!

Autographed copies of GIVEN are here at Black Swan Books! This is Wendell Berry's first new book of poetry in 10 years. The book is broken into four parts: "In a Country Once Forested," "Further Words," "Sonata at Payne Hollow," and "Sabbaths 1998-2004."

The books only recently arrived, so we still have autographed copies for those of you who were not able to pre-order a copy. Call us at 859.252.7255 to reserve your copy today!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Wendell Berry's New Book of Poetry

Wendell Berry's new book of poetry GIVEN will be released on May 10. Hurry and reserve your autographed copy today!

Reading and Book Signing- John Jeremiah Sullivan

Jeremiah John Sullivan, author of BLOOD HORSES and winner of the 2004 Whiting Writers' Award, will be at Black Swan Thursday, May 5, 2005 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Sullivan will read excerpts from his book, finally in paperback, and will be available afterwards for signing. Advance orders are accepted- please call us at (859)252-7255 or send us an email.