2011 Business Review, Part 3: Welcome to the City!

A History of Reading: The first book ever sold at Union Avenue Books For those of you who read Monday’s post about closed businesses and contemplated moving out of the city, I hope Tuesday’s post about all the downtown businesses that have increased their stake in downtown by renovating, moving and expanding their businesses cheered […]

Buy Local, Shop Union (Avenue)

Coffee and Chocolate: The Granddaddy Union Avenue Business It would have been a very different experience a couple of years ago. The Daylight Building was a construction zone. Reruns was on Market Square. Coffee and Chocolate was doing good business. Even a year ago it was struggling to find it’s groove. Rala had opened and the Daylight Building […]

Bobbie Ann Mason at Union Avenue Books

Bobbie Ann Mason at Union Avenue Books, Knoxville Bobbie Ann Mason’s recent visit to Union Avenue Books marked a major coup for the store. A nationally and internationally recognized author, Ms. Mason can do as she pleases and the fact that it pleases her to support small independent book stores pleases me greatly. Bobbie Ann Mason […]

David Crockett Makes a Comeback in Knoxville

David Crockett Night at Union Avenue Books’ “Books and Beer” I’m not sure the last time David Crockett had a bigger week in Knoxville. He wasn’t so famous when he lived in Jefferson County. Maybe it was while he was a representative or perhaps it was in the aftermath of that unfortunate little skirmish at […]

Three Awesome Things to Choose From in the City

I don’t always give advance notice on events, preferring in most cases to talk about how they were after the fact. There are other sites which cover upcoming events and I generally leave it to them. You’ll find a number of them listed to the right of this post. There are three things happening today […]