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About Union Ave Books

Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville in The Daylight Building, just two blocks from Market Square, Union Ave Books is a locally owned neighborhood bookstore.

Since we opened our doors in 2011, we’ve been dedicated to helping you find just the right books for you and everyone else on your shopping list. Our booksellers are ready to suggest something from our well-curated selection of books for all ages.

We believe an independent bookstore is essential to the vibrancy of our community, and we’re proud members of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA).

Union Ave Books in the news:

Knoxville News Sentinel: Despite the digital age, this Knoxville bookstore is expanding as it continues to thrive
Inside of Knoxville: Union Avenue Books Announces Expansion
KnoxTNToday: Meacham looks for ‘better angels’
WVLT TV: Downtown Knoxville bookstore thrives in digital age
Knoxville Mercury: 10 Women Who Make a Difference in Knoxville
Kids U News: Union Avenue Books: Where Knoxville comes to shop for books of all types
The Huffington Post: A Bookworm’s Tour Through Tennessee’s Best Bookstores
Inside of Knoxville: Celebrations and Shakespeare in the City
Knoxville News Sentinel: Harper Lee’s New Novel Gets Warm Local Welcome
Shelf Awareness: Union Ave Books, Knoxville, Tenn.: ‘Drawing Young People, Too’
Knoxville News Sentinel: Independent Bookstores Making a Comeback
Memphis Daily News: A Perfect Union: Downtown Knoxville Gets the Bookstore it ‘Needs’
Inside of Knoxville: A Portrait of a Friend: Flossie McNabb, Union Avenue Books and the Heart for our City

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