M.A. English Graduate Opens Bookstore/Featured on Local News

Just in time for Halloween, a Louisville-based author is opening a bookstore focusing on all things spooky and scary. Many people roaming on Barret Avenue may have noticed “blood” dripping from the walls where the old Currie Sound & Systems used to be. That’s where Jenny Kiefer (M.A. English, 2017), a horror author herself, will be opening up the new horror-themed bookstore, Butcher Cabin Books.

General interest bookstores tend to have thin offerings in the horror category. “It’s just sort of hard to have that discovery aspect of just going into a store and finding a book you didn’t know existed," said Kiefer.

Butcher Cabin Books will sell horror books as well as horror-themed gifts curated and created by local artists around Louisville. The grand opening at 990 Barret Avenue (pictured below) is scheduled for Oct. 15, according to a post on the bookstore’s Instagram pageRead more.

(Excerpt from UofL Monday Memo)