Union Avenue Books credited with shutdown of Borders


Since opening its doors on June 1, Union Avenue Books has made quite a ripple throughout the economic landscape of booksellers. “The general public is tired of a large selection, and ordering online is a thing of the past. Stores like Union Avenue Books in Downtown Knoxville have done us in,” says a spokesperson for the Borders chain. “As it turns out, there is a strong market for small locations with very few books to choose from. With Borders liquidating, it’s possible that I’ll buy a couple books during the sellout and open a small shop offering maybe one or two paperbacks.”