In a story about independent bookstores making a comeback, Flossie McNabb, who operates Union Ave Books, Knoxville, Tenn., with her daughter, Bunnie Presswood, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the four-year-old store is "doing very well" and has "a wide range of clientele, ranging from small children to young adults to older folks. It's surprising to me how many young people come into the store and buy books. That's the generation that's grown up with e-books and the Internet."
The store sells "a lot of nonfiction, such as history, science, biography, cooking. Regional books are very big here, too."