Welcome to Smart Toys and Books, Parties too!



With over 29 years of experience in the toy industry, we know what will spark the imagination, create excitement, and stimulate learning, all a day’s work in the life of a child.  We provide a wonderfully complete selection of high quality games, books, toys and dolls that fascinate, challenge, enlighten and delight children of all ages.  We are truly about the best of the best!  Come experience an atmosphere of maximum fun in a store that is easy to shop.  Our staff is always available, and our displays and demonstrations are definitely hands on!

We promise to deliver superior customer service, through our individualized attention, customer incentive programs and complimentary wrapping.

We do the BEST Birthday Parties in Town! – Specializing in parties for preschool children.  Choose from one of many themes…or design a party as individual as you are!  Popular themes include:  Frozen, Ninja Turtles, Outdoor Adventure, Harry Potter, Ninjago, Tinkerbell, Toy Story, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Princess, and Kindermusik.




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Jeff Crossan will be at Smart Toys to sign his book, I Ate a Cicada Today. Copies will be available for purchase at the store.

Saturday, March 7th






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The Knoxville Zoomobile will be visiting Smart Toys with animal artifacts, small animals to share, handouts, and answer any questions you may have about animals.

Saturday, March 7th




Clay Rice Sihouettes



Clay Rice will be returning to Smart Toys for silhouettes and book signings! Call or come in to make an appointment. Prices start at $42 per person for silhouettes (includes two copies). All ages welcome!

Wednesday, March 11th



Thomas – Chuggington Play Day


We will provide two train tables, coloring, read a story, and provide a snack and drink. Please register online, in-store, or by phone. Cost is $5 per child. 

Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:00am



Spring Break Classes!

Red Toolbox Workshop

Join us at Smart Toys for a hands-on workshop, where you can build your own wooden boat or truck to take home! Red Toolbox is a complete world of tools specifically designed to suit a child’s grip, complemented by a wide selection of original woodworking kits and a workbench. These woodworking projects for kids teach and apply various skills according to the level of difficulty. Ages 5 and up. $8.00 material fee due in advance. Space is limited.

Tuesday, March 17th @ 1:00pm

Box Guitar Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own guitar? Join Erin Kalb and Smart Toys for a fun art class where we will make guitars out of old cigar boxes! Participants will customize and then build their own guitar to take home! Don’t miss this unique class! Ages 6 and up. $12.00 material fee due in advance. Space is limited.

Wednesday, March 18th @ 1:00pm

The Physics of Toys Workshop

Come and learn about the physics of toys! In this hands-on science workshop, each participant will be able to assemble and race rubber band powered cars to learn about the physics of motion and simple machines Kids will also be able to build spinning tops, pulleys and yo-yos to learn about motion, friction, and other principals of physics. Ages 7 and up. $8.00 material fee due in advance. Space is limited.

Thursday, March 19th @ 1:00pm


We understand that shopping from home is a convenient way to get shopping done, so that is exactly why we provide a way for you to shop at Smart Toys & Books…online!

 “Shop the Store”: This means that you can shop directly from our inventory in the store. We haven’t introduced our entire inventory to our online store, but we have selected some of our favorite and most requested items to be featured on our website.



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