Knoxville + Great Books = Great Gifts

Here’s your last weekend before Christmas guide for your literate friends and family members. Why not give them something to think about, something to learn from or simple, Knoxville-based informational or photographic pleasure. We love our city and what better time to pass that love on than Christmas. Let’s spotlight just a few recent books, […]

Union Avenue Books’ New Look

It was two months ago today that Union Avenue Books announced plans to expand their floor space by about fifty percent. The recently vacated storefront beside them offered the possibility of bumping up to around 2100 square feet. It was great news to learn that Knoxville has supported its independent book store enough to warrant […]

Union Avenue Books Announces Expansion

  Nobody reads anymore, right? The independent bookstore is dead and digital reading devices have replaced traditional books. If anyone wants a book, they order it online. Right? Apparently, the simplistic narrative doesn’t tell the complete story. Union Avenue Books, founded by Flossie McNabb and currently co-owned by Flossie and her daughter Bunnie Presswood, Knoxville’s […]

Knoxvillian Laura Mansfield Wrote the Book on Dealing With Aging Parents

She didn’t set out to write the book. It started with posts on her personal Facebook Page chronicling the trials, tribulations and sometimes hilarity of caring for her aging parents, Gmamma and DooDaddy. The posts garnered such a reaction as people became fans of the aging couple through Laura’s writing, that she started a blog, […]

A Weekend Rich in Diverse Entertainment

We entered the weekend fresh off the excellent performance of La Bohème by Knoxville Opera. Urban Girl’s first opera, it set a high bar. With various rounds of illness and school closings, Urban Girl got to continue her run of cool shows as she tagged along with Urban Woman and myself. The first round of […]