We are always looking for better ways to serve our customers. As you know, our phone provider has been less than reliable. We are happy to inform you that we have a new provider, but with it came a new number. You can reach us at (502) 438-4891

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Grinch at the Roar-Shack!

Dec 9, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017

This weekend we have a special guest - THE GRINCH! He will be reading his story about how he stole Christmas, and some other tales as well. Both Saturday and Sunday he will be available and we will have four whole rooms of books for you to look through. Find something for yourself as the days get...

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Author Signing - THE LEXPEDITION

Nov 17, 2017 – Nov 17, 2017

Lex Latkovski will share some of his favorite stories & photos from his adventurous travels around the world, as featured in his book: The Lexpedition

"One man's quest to explore the world, meet amazing people, overcome obstacles, discover his true self, and have a...

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3 years ago
Love this bookstore - I had the pleasure of doing a book signing here during a Friday night "Trolley Hop," and got to witness first-hand what a benefit the Roar Shack is to this community. They welcome artists, authors, and musicians to come and share talents among rows and rows of shelves full of reasonably-priced books. Relaxed atmosphere, awesome staff.
- Cherie D
2 years ago
Great local spot with lots of genres and great deals to be found. Owner is personable and there's a cute gray cat that roams around the store. They just had a $1 basement sale which was awesome, so sign up for their email list to get special sale notifications.
- Michaela M
3 years ago
My son and I were kindly greeted upon entry. It’s a nice shop in a nice area, we found a few great children’s books and had a nice chat with the owner.
- Dean T

About us

We have a broad selection of used and new books, including books from Line by Lion Publications, a local publishing house. We also host an art gallery of digital art, photography, and paintings from  TLJonline.

Come meet the owners, the shop dog, Hagrid, and all of the fun guests and authors that come for special events and signings.

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2044 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
United States

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:1:00 – 5:00 PM
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