Community Saves Their Sacred Space, Reopening Wild Fig As A Worker Cooperative

At the beginning of September, Crystal Wilkinson and Ronald Davis announced that they would be selling The Wild Fig. Community members who have come to rely on the safe, sacred space Crystal and Ron have nurtured over the years came together to raise the money to purchase the store. As Kentucky’s only Black owned bookstore, we wanted to see the store remain a majority Black owned bookstore and continue to be a safe space to build community. We are in the process of re-opening The Fig while it is converted to a worker cooperative….stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, you can contact us by emailing or calling 859-739-3207.



starting Tuesday, August 22, The Fig will be open to 9pm Monday thru Friday (with Saturday hours expanding shortly as well)

“but, wait ron,” random person says, “aint coffee shops supposed to be open late?!?! that’s not news.”

*stares evil darts at random person*
as i was saying: NEW HOURS.

caffeine & books – as if you needed any more reasons to stay up late at nights.

looking for that special book?

well, we probably don’t have it (transparent advertising, right?!?), but we order tons of books for our customers daily! just give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process… after payment (by phone or in person), books will arrive in 3-4 days, unless otherwise stated.

we also offer pretty good discounts for book club orders.

Welcome to The Fig…

good coffee, great literature, and community fellowship… yep, that just about sums us up.
we specialize in carrying locally roasted coffee beans, a small, but well-curated selection of novels/nonfiction/kid’s books/and graphic novels, and community pride.

visitors often consider us “quaint”, but our baristas will definitely shank you. SHANK YOU TO DEATH!!!

…no, wait, er’umm, that’s not quite right… SAFE! …yes!

we aim to be a safe place for those in need of caffeine and the well-written word.

yep, that’s probably who we are.
but you’ll never know unless you visit.

you can find us at 726 n. limestone in lexington, ky and can be reached either by phone at 859-252-3052, by email at wildfigbooks@gmail, or by way of most social media platforms, primarily on facebook and instagram

hours of operation: mon-sat: 8am – 7pm; sun: 10am – 6pm.