CREATING A SPACE WHERE WE CAN TAKE UP SPACE.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Stop by our
Bookshop! 

Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am - 7pm

2340 E Magnolia Ave Knoxville, TN

BOOK IT AT
THE BOTTOM

A Monthly Book Subscription

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Are you an audio book lover?

Bookshop at the Bottom

now has audio books

available through Libro.fm!

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Learn more about our projects

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The Bottom stands as a multi-use place to foster change and togetherness. As a nonprofit community center and Black-affirming bookshop, The Bottom is building community, celebrating culture, and engaging the creativity of Black people in Knoxville.

MORE ABOUT US

Upcoming Events

  • Crystal Wilkinson Author Talk: Perfect Black
    The Bottom
    Dec 11, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    In Perfect Black, Crystal Wilkinson combines a deep love for her rural roots with a passion for language and storytelling in this compelling collection of poetry and prose about girlhood, racism, and political awakening, imbued with vivid imagery of growing up in Southern Appalachia.
  • Pop Up At Mate Market
    Ironwood Studios
    Dec 17, 5:00 PM
    Ironwood Studios, 119 Jennings Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    The Bottom's popping up at Mate Market, catch us with books & merch perfect for gift giving this holiday season!
  • Cookie Decorating With Nelly!
    The Bottom
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Nelly of Sweet Nelly's Cupcakes & Cookies is hosting cookie decorating at The Bottom - bring your children by to decorate freshly baked holiday cookies!
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