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CREATING A SPACE WHERE WE CAN TAKE UP SPACE.

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The Bottom is a nonprofit cultural organization serving our community through our Black-affirming bookshop and arts programming. Rooted in place justice, we stand to build community, celebrate culture, and engage the creativity of Black people in Knoxville. We strive to cultivate a sense of belonging, togetherness and safety for Black people in Knoxville and beyond.

MORE ABOUT US

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Learn more about our projects

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Stop by our
Bookshop! 

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 6pm

2340 E Magnolia Ave

Knoxville, TN

BOOK IT AT
THE BOTTOM

A Monthly Book Subscription

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Check out our gift packages, perfect for the book lovers on your list!

 

   From the "Book'd & Busy" to the "Young at Heart", there's 12 different bundles specially curated for children, teens, adults & elders!

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"The Gem Theatre is now some sort of nightclub and Mulvaney Street is gone. Completely wiped out. Assassinated along with the old people who made it live. I looked over and saw that the lady who used to cry “Hot fish! Good hot fish!” no longer had a Cal Johnson Park to come to and set up her stove in...Mrs. Abrum and her reverend husband from rural Tennessee wouldn’t bring us any more goose eggs from across the street...All gone, not even to a major highway but to a cutoff of a cutoff. All the old people who died from lack of adjustment died for a cutoff of a cutoff." 
- Nikki Giovanni, an exerpt from "400 Mulvaney Street" 

Now Hall of Fame drive, Mulvaney Street was a monumental source of black community before Knoxville's Urban Renewal projects in 1959-1974. 
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