Union Ave Books in Downtown Knoxville

One of the greatest pleasures in life is reading a good book. And one of the best places to buy a good book is from a locally-owned bookstore. Experience the joy of Union Ave Books today.

Union Ave Books

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Quick Summary of Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books is a comfortable place for downtown dwellers and out of town visitors to browse, sip their coffee, and soak up the peaceful ambiance that only a bookstore can deliver.

The locally-owned bookstore offers hand-selected new and used books as well as decorative arts and gifts for all occasions. Union Ave Books is a joy for people of all ages and backgrounds. Their friendly and knowledgable staff is service-oriented and they strive to provide each customer with a one-of-a-kind bookstore experience.

When you shop at independent bookstores like Union Ave Books, you benefit from an unmatched bookstore experience and you support the local community. Visit them today, meet ‘Scout the Shop Dog’, and experience the joy for yourself.

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About Union Ave Books

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Since 2011, Union Ave Books has been a staple in downtown Knoxville. They are conveniently located at 517 Union Avenue, in The Daylight Building, just two blocks from Market Square.

Thousands of people of all ages have walked through the doors of Union Ave Books and proclaimed it to be their neighborhood bookstore. Delighted by the peaceful atmosphere, friendly staff, and a wide selection of books … Union Ave Books is a must-have experience for anyone visiting or living in downtown Knoxville.

Many things distinguish this family-owned bookstore from national bookstores, but one thing stands out. They are booksellers. They’re dedicated to helping you find just the right book for you or a loved one on your shopping list. The booksellers are happy and ready to suggest reading material from their 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 and the American Booksellers Association,” said Charlie Thomas, a bookseller at Union Ave Books since it opened in 2011.”


Visit Union Ave Books today and tell them that KnoxvillePage sent you. Who knows … they may just grace you with a small discount on your order.

- 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Business Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Union Ave Books Special Offers & Events

Loyalty Cards

For their frequent customers, Union Ave Books created a new Loyalty Program! When you purchase 10 items priced at $15 or more, you will receive a $15 gift card. It’s their way of saying thank you for supporting a local family-owned bookstore.

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Hot off the Press

Stop by Union Ave Books today to pick up their newsletter. It has photos of special events, staff, customers, and Scout the Shop Dog enjoying their bookstore experience. It also has articles about upcoming events and new book releases.

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Special Events

Each month Union Ave Books host special events at their downtown location. Come meet your friends and people like you who love to be enlightened by a good book. Also consider joining one of their book groups for even more social fun.

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Union Ave Books

A wonderful, well curated book store. The staff is always lovely and it is one of the absolute best places in Knoxville.
Made an order online - great service! Asked for a birthday message to be included as the order was going directly to book recipient and they happily complied! Always great to support a local bookshop - superb service and friendly staff!
One of my favorite places in Knoxville. Great book selection & staff is always wonderful.
Love this bookstore, and the people that work there. Thank you for staying cautious, and thank you for assisting me on my visit.
This was my second visit to the store on a trip to Knoxville. A nice, quaint little store that has both new and used books. Also has nice gift items for lovers of books and knowledge such as magnets, stickers and mugs.

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