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Books & Brews 502 is LFPL's winter reading program for adults. From December to February, participants will earn points by reading books and attending programs - either at the Library or at Books & Brews 502-specific programs with partners like Heine Brothers' Coffee and Against the Grain Brewery.The more points you have, the more chances you have to win!


Read books, write reviews and attend approved programs between December 1 and February 28 to earn points and be eligible for prizes and drawings. Certain prizes may include additional restrictions.* Participants must be 18 years or older to qualify.
Approved programs include:

Point System:


Books and Brews 502 Prizes

200 points = Magnet
Accrue 200 points to complete the program and earn a Books & Brews 502 magnet, made in the Maker Pavilion. All completers are entitled to a scoop of ice cream from Ehrler’s and Heine Brother's coupon for a free drink.

500 points = Notebook
Still reading? At 500 points, you will earn a Books & Brews 502 notebook

1000 points = Tumbler
For B&B 502 Superstars - at 1000 points you will earn a Books & Brews 502 tumbler to keep your brews hot or cold!

We will draw for prizes weekly and for special events. The more points you have, the more prizes you can win! Drawing prizes include:


Books & Brews & Browse

Saturday, December 14, 6-9 p.m., Northeast Regional Library

Read books, drink brews, and browse to your heart’s content at our new library’s first after-hours adult event. We will have all our best book nerds on hand to talk about your favorite books. Enjoy some brews from Against the Grain Brewery and Quills Coffee, snack on pizza, and learn all about Books & Brews 502, LFPL's adult winter reading program.

Carmichael's Bookstore will also be there so that you can purchase your holiday gifts after hearing from the experts!

To see a complete list of Books & Brews 502 programs, click here.

Library branches host many book discussion groups, including fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, books in Spanish, and special topics. See all book discussion groups at this link.



Dec 7 – Logan Street Market, 1001 Logan Street (1-3 p.m.)

Dec 19 – Book Bingo at Mile Wide Beer Co., 636 Barret Ave. (5-6:30 p.m.)

Dec 30 – Gravely Brewing Co., 514 Baxter Ave. (6-8 p.m.)

Jan 4 – Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Ave. (6-8 p.m.)

Jan 9 – False Idol/V-Grits, 1025 Barret Ave. (6-8 p.m.)

Jan 16 – Literary Trivia at Against the Grain, 401 E Main St. (6-9 p.m., Trivia at 7 p.m.)

Jan 18 – Great Flood Brewing Co., 2120 Bardstown Rd. (6-8 p.m.)

Jan 23 – Falls City Brewing Company, 901 E Liberty St (time TBA)

Feb 3 – Monnik Beer Co., 1036 E Burnett Ave. (6-8 p.m.)

Feb 6 – Comic Book Night at Against the Grain, 401 E Main St. (6-8 p.m.)

Feb 3 – Book Bingo at 3rd Turn Brewing, 10408 Watterson Trail (6-8 p.m.)

Feb 20 – Old Louisville Brewery, 625 W. Magnolia Ave. (6-8 p.m.)


(All Heine Bros.' pop-ups are 10 a.m.–12 p.m.)

December 5th - Schnitzelburg, 822 Eastern Pkwy

December 19th - 3541 Outer Loop *Holiday

January 2nd - 1250 Bardstown Road *Self-help/Productivity

January 16th - Hikes Point - 3965 Taylorsville Road *Civil Rights/Diversity

January 30th - 4901 Brownsboro Road

February 13th - Douglas Loop - 2200 Bardstown Road *Love Stories

More about Books & Brews 502

The Perks of Being a Book Lover podcast featured Books & Brews Organizers mk & Hannah on this episode.

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Last Updated: 11/19/19