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We are More than just a book store!

From the Ground Up Books and Resources is more than just a place to purchase books. We are a center that nourishes the literary passions of writers and book lovers alike. By combining books, unique gifts, and a focus on education for writers, we are creating a haven for creativity, learning, and community engagement in the La Grange and Shepherdsville, Kentucky areas. Bookkeeping and Notary Services are also available.


Romance Book Club - 1st Thursday at 6:00 PM

Mystery/Thriller Book Club - 2nd Thursday at 6:00 PM

SciFi/Fantasy Book Club - 3rd Thursday at 6:00 PM


Join us for our inaugural PenCrafters Writing Mentorship Program! Use promo code EarlyBird24 from now until May 31 to save $15. This event is in person and/or online! Sign up now!! This is going to be epic!

Welcome to the PenCrafters Writing Mentorship Program! Join us for an exciting opportunity to enhance your writing skills and learn from SIX seasoned experts in all aspects for the writing and publishing industry. (Dave Creek, Lynn Tincher, Tony Acree, Leah Pugh, Erv Klein and Dan Klefstad) This is a seven week program that meets on Monday evenings from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM beginning on July 9th. The meetings are an in-person and online. Meetings will take place at 205 E Main St, La Grange, KY and on Zoom. Sessions will be recorded in case you miss them. You will also have access to a private Facebook group and chat where you can work with other authors as well as the mentors. Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your craft or a seasoned writer seeking new insights, this program is perfect for you. Engage in workshops, receive personalized feedback, one on one time with mentors, and connect with fellow writers. Don't miss this chance to take your writing to the next level. See you there!

Week 1: Development Phase

Week 2: Craft Improvement

Week 3: Revision and Editing

Week 4: Publishing Process

Week 5: Marketing and Promotion

Week 6: Post Publication Support

Week 7: Networking, Community Building and Mentoring Others (Pay it forward)


Join us for our Re-Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on July 28th at 11:00 AM at 205 E Main Street, La Grange, KY!

Shepherdsville location is OPEN!

Contact us at for more information. New location address is 160 Frank E Simon Avenue, Shepherdsville, KY 40165!



Our first ever NovelTea event will be Sunday, July 14th at 2PM. Local Author Terry Chambers will join us for a reading from her books. Join us for some tea and snacks and meet Terry! Limited seating and will go fast! $18 per spot. Get your tickets now!


Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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