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Books for Independent Readers


The 2016 Holiday Catalog is here!


dancer_badgeOpen our online catalog or download a PDF copy, make your list, check it twice, and then come to Union Ave Books to do your holiday shopping! You can also place your order online.

While you’re here, check out our selection of holiday cards, 2017 calendars, journals, adult coloring books, toys, and stocking stuffers. We’ll help you find something for everyone on your shopping list!

Welcome to Union Ave Books!


UABmugwithcardWe’re a locally owned independent bookstore with a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children’s books, all chosen with you in mind.  And because our booksellers know books, we can help you find the right books for you, your family, and your friends.

Check out our book suggestions for adults and for children and young adults. If you don’t see what you want, we’ll order it for you! Need books for a school or group? We can take care of that, too. And you can always use our online order form.

Need a gift? We sell those, too—and the cards to go with them! And we wrap gifts, too, at no charge!

If you enjoy meeting authors, you’ve come to the right place! We host a variety of local, regional and nationally known authors for readings and book signings. Check out our upcoming events, and be sure to sign up for our email updates.


Love Your Local BookstoreHere’s what you do when you shop at Union Ave Books:

  • You keep more money in your local economy
  • You celebrate the uniqueness of your community
  • You support local jobs
  • You help the environment
  • You encourage community
  • You conserve your tax dollars
  • You benefit from our expertise
  • You invest in entrepreneurship
  • You make this community a destination

Thank you for SEEING it here, BUYING it here, and KEEPING us here!


Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books
The Daylight Building
517 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 951-2180 | mail [at]

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