We have delayed reopening because we want to allow business to continue only in step with your safety. We will begin a trial period of appointment-only booking begining June 1st (info below) that we believe is effective in keeping our small business alive and your wellbeing in mind. We only accept online booking for appointments (again form is available below).
Our hours have adjusted slightly to accommodate browsing experiences. We are still offering curbside, shipping, and delivery within a 5-mile radius.
We're downtown Knoxville's locally owned independent bookstore with a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children’s books, all chosen with you in mind. Our booksellers know books, and we can help you find the right books for you, your family, and your friends.If you don’t see what you want, we’ll order it for you! We host a variety of local, regional and nationally known authors for readings and book signings. Check out ourupcoming events and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter (sign up at the bottom of the screen). Union Ave Books has been, continues to be, and shall remain an open and safe space for people of all walks of life.
We have delayed reopening because we want to allow business to continue only in step with your safety. This is a trial period of appointment-only booking that we think will be effective in keeping our small business alive and your wellbeing in mind.
We only accept appointments through online booking. (See Below)
We are opening for appointment-only browsing beginning Monday June 1st. Appointments last for 30 minutes, and we will admit no more than 5 people per appointment. Masks are mandatory for entrance (we have some free masks available on entry), and we have gloves available, but wearing them is optional.
We are all pivoting and changing and growing during these times of social isolation. Lots of exciting opportunities to engage with authors from the comfort of your own home. Check in on this page reguarly to see if we have added something new to our line-up of virtual events. Remember ALL of these events require RSVPs to attend. Please send an email to email@example.com with the "NAME OF THE BOOK" in the subject line of the email or if otherwise stated on the specific event page.
Each of us are probably counting the stack of books on our nightstands making sure we have enough to get us through this pandemic. We are certainly here for you in these increasingly uncertain times. To try and make it easier for you to plump up your stack to your home or business if you choose not to come in the store. We will run books to your car in front of the store or deliver to your house if possible.
If there is one thing we can always count on it is the importance of books and literature in our lives no matter the state of the world. Union Ave Books and our booksellers are here for you. Please let us know if you need a book suggestion or want to order it for pick up or deliver or for pick up in the store. Or you may have an elderly or sick friend in need of a book that we can ship to.
We’re keeping our hands washed and counters clean.