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Books for Independent Readers





The Elf on the Shelf® is back for another holiday scavenger hunt in downtown Knoxville! Visit us anytime between November 24 and January 7, find the Scout Elf, and get your North Pole Pass stamped.

Welcome to Union Ave Books!


We’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.

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.

Union Ave Books has been, continues to be, and shall remain an open and safe space for members of every race, gender identification, and credo.


Love Your Local Bookstore

Here’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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