Union Avenue Books Holds Grand Opening

I hadn’t planned to blog today, but I couldn’t resist giving everyone a heads-up about this big event. Union Avenue Books has been open a couple of weeks and, of course, I’ve blogged about it often. It’s just so important to me. I hope Knoxville is a city that values the written word, that honors it’s artists of every kind. I truly think it is a large measure of a cultured society.

So, there are a couple of great articles about the grand opening and I won’t duplicate what they’ve already said, but you can check out an article from the Knoxville News Sentinel here, and another from WBIR here.

From the Sentinel’s site, I’ve posted (below) the events planned over the next few days. Plan to make one or all of them. If you are happy there is still a local book store in Knoxville, come buy some books. Parking is free across the street at the Locust Street Garage evenings and weekends. Pete’s is the best breakfast in town and it is located in one side of the garage. The Farmer’s Market is this weekend. What are you waiting for?

Grand opening events

– 6 p.m. Thursday: British author and psychologist Ros Taylor will be speaking about her book, “Confidence at Work: Get It, Feel It, Keep It.”

– 6-8 p.m. Friday: “Meet Local Authors” night sponsored by the University of Tennessee Press. Local and regional authors will be in the store discussing their works and a wine-and-cheese reception will be held. Nancy Brennan Strange will sing.

– 11 a.m. Saturday: Children’s program with Linda Carlini, childrens’ room assistant with Knox County Public Library.

– 5-8 p.m. Saturday: Steve Horton’s band Y’uns will perform and the store will hold a reception with food and drinks.

– 3 p.m. Sunday: Linda Parsons Marion, a Knoxville poet, will be reading from her new book of poems, “Bound.”