Books for Independent Readers

Our Story

LiteraryHallowsSouthBrandonRogersLocated 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 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


Union Ave Books
The Daylight Building
517 Union Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 951-2180


Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, July 2015

Union Ave Books

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

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