About Union Ave

Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville in The Daylight Building, just two blocks from Market Square, Union Ave Books is a locally woman-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:

Atlas Obscura (2020): Knoxville Study Guide 

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

WVLT TV: Downtown Knoxville bookstore thrives in digital age

Knoxville Mercury: 10 Women Who Make a Difference in Knoxville

The Huffington Post: A Bookworm’s Tour Through Tennessee’s Best Bookstores

Inside of Knoxville: A Portrait of a Friend: Flossie McNabb, Union Avenue Books and the Heart for our City