Rock Point Books
401 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga, TN is truly, truly, truly, one of the coolest cities in America. Public art is everywhere. Sculptures. Public concerts. A great museum. An aquarium. A university. The coolest kids from around Tennessee.
All very surprising, frankly. I expected a sleepy Southern town, but got quite the opposite. They have that unfortunate song about the choo-choo that they’re saddled with. They hear people singing it all the time. It belies the truth–Chattanooga is a city that is buzzing with artsy types. I almost don’t want to write about it for fear of people going there and spoiling it. But it is clearly a city that is about to happen.
Sitting in the center of this hip little city is Rock Point Books. Rock Point is a new store that opened about three years ago. There’s a deli next door. There are restaurants across the street. Plenty of pedestrians during the week and tourists from the bigger Southern cities on the weekend.
Rock Point has a large dedicated space for their many events and they also have a great children’s section with a replica of the Joad truck for kids to climb on. They host readings and partner with museums and other nonprofits for lectures. they host writer’s conferences like the Meacham as well as writing workshops.
Great place to visit.