lowercase books


1530 washington ave.
knoxville, tn

mon: closed
tues: closed
wed: 12-7
thu: 12-7
fri: 12-8
sat: 12-8
sun: 11-5

also open by special appointment. please call if you have a book emergency and need me to stay open late.

event schedule, 2022

sat, september 24, 8 pm: erebus (knoxville grindgore) and 9999 nails (gay furry cybergrind). $5 show canceled :(
fri, september 30, 8 pm: blake hornsby (folk ragas from asheville), maspeth (impish folk in mysterious tunings), and velvetgut parry (knoxville's secret weapon). $5

sat, october 1, 8 pm: rundown kreeps (los angeles ska / pop punk), snakelighter (emo supergroup), and eric randall trent (ringmaster). $5
sun, october 2, 6 pm: mechanical canine (adenoidal bubble grunge from philly) and blurry (anthemic atlanta alt rock), la croix can recycling center (emo acrobatics), antadie (bedroom dance pop), and chekov (spoken word). $5
fri, october 7, 7 pm: first friday illustrators showcase featuring anthony owsley, emma vieser, xerox the kidd, summer gale (venmo: @Summer-Fuss), and everett moss. free.
sun, october 16, 6 pm: an evening of jazz and improv: matt nelson (bass), ryan dunaway (guitar), and elijah helm (guitar). $5
fri, october 21, 8 pm leigh chadwick reading from her book, your favorite poet, brian gabriel canever reading a prose piece, alex moulton and alex bruce reading their poetry, and arthur dehart reading a narrative excerpt. free.
sat, october 22, 8 pm: good news for modern man (nashville indie/alternative), the eyebrows (charlotte power pop) and evan flick (breezy, strummy indie). $5
fri, october 28, 8 pm: catnip (pittsburgh fartcore), black clash (hardcore sludge from tampa), for the birds (knoxville garage band), and bud (kentucky pop punk partisans). $10 if you've got it
sat, october 29, 6 pm–10 pm: halloween at lowercase books. candy, costume contest, scary story contest, and a movie. the movie is the gate (1987). the gate is rated pg-13. it has mild gore and scary situations and will start at 8:30. free.

fri, november 4, 8 pm: terry (ambient folk) and basic letters (knoxville indie). $5
fri, november 11, 8 pm: dozibrion (robitussin beats), fish steww (knoxville garage pop), and plague summer (chaos engine). $5
wed, november 16, 8 pm: anita velveeta (minneapolis nightcore hyperpunk), mara holsenback (bedroom pop), and almond (heavy psych rock). $5
sun, november 20, 6 pm: kim ware (folk from asheville), lyndsey brummell (asheville folk, the prodigal daughter visits home), and the noisy (strawberry shimmer pop). $5

sun, december 4, 6 pm: sawamura no hitter (sabermetric scramz from chicago) and duck butter (punk prog). $5

we are a used bookstore that buys, sells, and trades books, dvds, cds, records and other media.
some of our categories include:

- literature
- mysteries
- science fiction & fantasy
- children's books
- young adult books
- history
- food & cooking
- gardening
- art

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past events, 2022

fri, april 22, 8pm: rock show featuring duck butter and noremac. $5
fri, april 29: two bikes (two bikes ig) is hosting a critical mass bike ride that will end at lowercase books. beer and bbq will likely be provided courtesy of the very generous two bikes bicycle shop!
sat, april 30, 8pm: rock show featuring la croix can recycling center and janitor. $5

sat, may 7, 8 pm: rock show featuring alien brain wave (knoxville indie) and sam liske (synth / ambient). $5
fri, may 20, 8 pm: ash baker (songs about sleep deprivation) and maspeth (desert fathers astral folk mischief). $5
thu, may 26, 8 pm: dogwood tales (virginia country rock) and ryan dunaway. $5

fri, june 10, 8 pm: itami gang video society presents juzo itami's tampopo (1985) starring nobuko miyamoto.
wed, june 15, 7 pm: calling all writers in: an open mic night for writers hosted by ash baker.
thu, june 16, 8 pm: thin lear (golden-throated ny songwriter), manstett (knoxville skate folk), and jesse wade newcomb (buoyantly defiant folk rock).
fri, june 24, 8 pm: comedy feedback mic: open mic for comedians to practice their material and talk to other comedians about their craft. hosted by david habel.

fri, july 1, 8 pm: the pharaohs and the criswell collective are playing a rock show, followed by a celebratory viewing of mel brooks' young frankenstein. $5
fri, july 8, 8 pm: bummer camp (ny emo pop), tongues of fire (asheville grunge emo), and austin possum
sun, july 17, 6 pm: juliet's apartment, water street, and alien brain wave are playing a show. $5
fri, july 29, 8 pm: clementine (wisconsin emo in an early aughts style) and duck butter (knoxville turbo prog), and special surprise guests. $5

fri, august 5, 8 pm: dreadwood press radio presents a haunted audio drama, with special guests ash baker, chris barton, and louie liam reading recent poetical and prose works. free.
fri, august 12, 8 pm: local songwriter showcase: mastan, mara holsenback, and vin honey. $5
sat, august 13, 8 pm: la croix can recycling center, janitor, and east valley riflemonks. $5
fri, august 19, 7 pm: knox video is hosting a video swap and a screening of miami connection. buy or trade vhs tapes, dvds, blu-rays, and possibly more. stay for an off-the-wall movie about friendship and crime fighting hand-picked by knox video and shown with an actual projector. bring your own movies to trade! the swap starts around 7 and the movie starts around 8:30. free.
fri, august 26, 8 pm: east kentucky flood relief benefit show featuring antadie (laptop indie), sympathy for puppets (suburban bedroom demos), and aidan (percussive street jazz). donation of $5 or more

thu, september 8, 8 pm: teen mortgage (d.c. surf punk), french toast (bubble gum minimalism), depresso espresso (rock baristas), and dybbuk (doom metal power trio). $5
sun, september 11, 6 pm: l.i.p.s. (harlan, ky, skate punk), duck butter (punk in the gloaming), and elijah helm (knoxville indie strum and hum). $5
wed, september 14, 6 pm–8 pm: maker night! bring your projects, laptops, games, etc. a night to share works-in-progress, play video games, and be a nerd.
fri, september 16, 8 pm: deathgirl (asheville shoegazey indie), plague summer (gutter pop cusackcore), sunshine (intricate louisville indie) and the lost sound department (blues rock power trio). $5.
sun, september 18, 4 pm: reading sponsored by clair morris and utk. free.