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  • Pop Up at SEEED's Unity In The Community Fish Fry & Art Fest
    Pop Up at SEEED's Unity In The Community Fish Fry & Art Fest
    Knoxville
    Sep 18, 7:00 PM
    Knoxville, 1617 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915, USA
    Come shop our new books, new merch & more!
  • Brian Broome Author Talk
    Brian Broome Author Talk
    Zoom Event
    Jul 22, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Event
    So excited to join author, poet & screenwriter Brian Broome in conversation with columnist & book review editor Tony Norman this Thursday! You don’t wanna miss it, we’ll also be discussing Broome’s latest work & June’s book of the month, Punch Me Up To The Gods
  • Spruce Ups At The Bottom 7/17
    Spruce Ups At The Bottom 7/17
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom
    Jul 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this month in cleaning, organizing & refreshing our new building. We’ll be continuously raising funds & offering ways to volunteer & get involved, like Saturday Spruce Ups!
  • Pop-up at Old City Market
    Pop-up at Old City Market
    Knoxville
    Jul 11, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Knoxville, 100 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
    Come out and shop our books, art, and merch at the Old City Market! You can also catch some other local vendors selling a variety of handcrafted goods.
  • Spruce Ups At The Bottom
    Spruce Ups At The Bottom
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom
    Jul 10, 9:00 AM
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this month in cleaning, organizing & refreshing our new building. We’ll be continuously raising funds & offering ways to volunteer & get involved, like Saturday Spruce Ups!
  • Maggie Lee's Fish Fry 7/2
    Maggie Lee's Fish Fry 7/2
    The Bottom
    Jul 02, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Bottom, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us every first Friday for Maggie Lee's Fish Fry! Pick up the best Louisiana-style po-boy plates from Get'cha Poboys & help us support Knoxville's Black Mamas Bailout!
  • Black Queer Dance Party at The Bottom
    Black Queer Dance Party at The Bottom
    The Bottom
    Jun 30, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Bottom, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    We're wrapping up Pride month with a bang, join us this Wednesday (6/30) from 5-9pm for a Black Queer Dance Party before heading to Edge Knox for their final drag show - hosted by Brandi Augustus!
  • Author Talk: Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl
    Author Talk: Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl
    Online Event
    Jun 19, 1:00 PM
    Online Event
    The Bottom joins the Black-Owned Bookstore Collective for an author talk with Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her newest work, The Other Black Girl, was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, & BuzzFeed.
  • Book Talk At The Bottom: Tiffany Jackson
    Book Talk At The Bottom: Tiffany Jackson
    IG Live
    Jun 02, 7:00 PM
    IG Live
    We're delighted to have Tiffany Jackson joining us to discuss her latest young adult book, Grown, on Wednesday 6/2. Through partnership with UTK's English Department, we'll also be donating copies to young adults in our community!
  • Maggie Lee's Fish Fry
    The Bottom
    May 07, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Bottom, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us every first Friday for Maggie Lee's Fish Fry! Pick up the best Louisiana-style po-boy plates from Get'cha Poboys & help us support Knoxville's Black Mamas Bailout!
  • Black Creatives Meet Up & Jam Session with FRVR Recordings
    Black Creatives Meet Up & Jam Session with FRVR Recordings
    The Bottom
    Apr 30, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    The Bottom, Randolph St, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Join us for our first in-person Black Creatives Meet Up of the year! We're partnering with FRVR Recordings to bring a whole new take on a jam session. Whether you're a musician, artist, poet, thinker or anything in between, bring your instruments & supplies to The Bottom - let's create together!
  • Indie Bookstore Day Celebration
    Indie Bookstore Day Celebration
    Knoxville
    Apr 24, 1:00 PM
    Knoxville, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    #IndieBookstoreDay is a national party celebrating independent bookstores across the country, we'll have vendors, giveaways & parking lot festivities from 1pm-7pm on 4/24!
  • Writing For Children Workshop #IndieBookstoreDay
    Writing For Children Workshop #IndieBookstoreDay
    Online Workshop
    Apr 24, 11:00 AM
    Online Workshop
    We’re partnering with UTK’s CCYAL to present a free virtual workshop on 4/24 from 11am-12:30pm to help you get started. Led by local authors Liz Garcia & Julia Watts, this workshop will dive into expectations & resources for writing various types of children’s literature
  • Kianga's Kitchen Pop-Up #IndieBookstoreDay
    Kianga's Kitchen Pop-Up #IndieBookstoreDay
    The Bottom Knox
    Apr 23, 4:00 PM
    The Bottom Knox, 202 Randolph Street, Knoxville, TN, USA
    We're kicking off our Indie Bookstore Day weekend celebration with a pop-up by Kianga's Kitchen, cooking up tasty vegan cuisine made with no processed foods!
  • Virtual Story Time: Just Like Me
    Virtual Story Time: Just Like Me
    Online Event
    Apr 10, 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Vanessa Brantley Newton will be reading her authored & illustrated book, Just Like Me. She will also share some of her special illustrations and engage in Q & A with attendees. Kelle Jolly, The Tennessee Ukulele Lady, will be kicking us off with a few songs and facilitating the story time!
  • Book Talk With Brian Foster
    Book Talk With Brian Foster
    Virtual Event
    Apr 07, 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Join us as we discuss Brian's newest work, I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life.
  • First Friday Fish Fry
    First Friday Fish Fry
    Knoxville
    Apr 02, 4:00 PM
    Knoxville, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Maggie Lee’s First Friday Fish Fry is coming up! Stop by The Bottom this Friday from 4-7pm & pick up the best Louisiana-style po-boy plates from Getcha' PoBoys & help us support Knoxville's Black Mamas Bailout!
  • Black Creatives Meetup
    Black Creatives Meetup
    Zoom
    Mar 26, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    The last Friday of every month - a chance to hold space with fellow artists/makers & to continue uplifting our creative community! The next meet up will be held virtually on Fri. March 26th at 6pm, get ready to show & tell!!
  • Thinking with Sylvia Wynter: "What does it mean to be a Human Being?” A Reading Series
    Thinking with Sylvia Wynter: "What does it mean to be a Human Being?” A Reading Series
    The Bottom
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for a 4-week series & reading group exploring Colonialism, Racism, and achieving another world beyond Man and whiteness. Led by Dr. David Kline, Dept. of Religious Studies at UTK