The Bookstore

The Bookstore, owned by Ann and Jerry Matera and Tom Chaney, opened for business in 1994. It specializes in out-of-print and hard-to-find books. In 1996, the staff entered the computer age. Book orders are now filled from across the country and around the world from a stock of some 35,000 books on inventory. The Bookstore closed its café, but still serves coffee and pastries from 7 AM until closing and each morning the Bookstore is host to the downtown philosophical association. “It’s open to anyone with the price of a cup of coffee (or not) where matters of great import are wallowed around and where facts are ever reshaped into a good story and where truth is constantly being expanded and redefined,” says Tom Chaney.

Business Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM during weekdays and from 1 PM to 5 PM on Sundays.


111 Water St. PO Box 73
Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749


Phone: 270-786-3084
Tom Chaney