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Grand Central Birmingham

Grand Central Birmingham

Unit 2A Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4BF
Tel: +44 (02)0 3206 2690

Email: birmingham@foyles.co.uk

Opening hours
Monday - Saturday9.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday11.00am - 5.00pm

About This Bookstore

 

Welcome to Foyles Birmingham, our second bookshop outside of London, where we perfectly combine our bookselling heritage with innovation.

 

Our new shop, located in Birmingham's Grand Central, is over 4000 square feet, and is packed with a wide range of titles to explore. Why not pop along and see our lovely Children's section full of wonderful and imaginative books for all the family to enjoy. 

 

Can't find the title you would like? Our brand new digital platform gives us half a million titles we can order for you and post to your home address. And the postage is on us.

 

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand whenever you need them. Whether you're just dropping in for a book for your train journey or wanting a good old browse, we’re here to help you find that perfect book and share our love for all things bookish. 

 

 

 

 

In Our Bookstore Now

Staff picks from Foyles Birmingham Grand Central

 

 We've been picking some of our favourite books here at Foyles Birmingham. Find faves from booksellers Jay, Magda and Andi below.

 

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss

Deliciously Ella with Friends 

Ella Mills Woodward

This is the latest wholefood and plant-based cookbook from the bestselling series by the queen of healthy eating Ella Mills Woodward AKA Deliciously Ella and in my opinion, it's her best yet. 

It feels weird saying that eating healthily has become a global “trend” when surely, it should come naturally to us all. But even for those that are not yet fully-fledged Ella champions, this book makes a healthy lifestyle easily attainable Yes, this is, without doubt, a “healthy” cookbook, but the emphasis at its heart is sharing food you love with people you love. With Friends doesn't need to be read from cover to cover in one sitting (although it is so vibrant, you may want to), it is the cookbook that really does keep on giving. Give Ella's yummy Spicy Baked Avocado Fries (pg. 188) a whirl, and once you realise there's much more you can do with avocado than simply mash it, you will never look back. 

Ella writes in a sunny, honest and personal style as she sets out to bring much more than good, nutritious food to your kitchen – inspiration for a whole way of life. Prepare to lend Deliciously Ella with Friends out time and again to your nears and dears...and possibly not get it back. Sarah

 

 

 

 

Eivissa

Caraval
By Stephanie Garber

Scarlett and her sister Tella have lived their whole life under the yoke of an abusive father and seem destined for a life of resignation. As Scarlett’s arranged marriage approaches, fate presents them with one final chance at adventure, in the form of an invitation to Caraval, an exotic festival of magic where one’s deepest wishes may come true...

But nothing is at it seems in Caraval, and Scarlett soon steps through the looking glass into a hall of mirrors where mad hatters and time itself threaten to take away everything she holds dear. With her engrossing prose and without fuss, Stephanie Garber builds a fantasy world full of colour and underlaid with darkness. Her loveable characters are all at once fantastical and full of very real complexity. The most exciting fantasy I’ve read in a long time, this is a rare novel where romance underlines the story. The magic is ever present and yet subtle enough to keep the reader guessing and second-guessing every twist and turn of the adventure.

Caraval is one of those books you never want to close. It is a spellbinding fairy tale which will leave you wishing you could read it again for the first time, just to fall in love with the characters and the magic all over again. Amélie

 

 

 

 

 

The Lubetkin Legacy byMarina Lewycka

Who can believe it's been 30 years since Jim Henson's Labyrinth exploded into our hearts and minds?! Like a lot of people in their mid-thirties, this has always been one of my favourite films. (I even have a ferret called Sir Didymus), and I can  recite practically all the words and sing  all the songs - although, not very well!

I've been on tenterhooks waiting for this beautiful picture book to come out (I almost lost my head) and I'm so happy to say that it does not disappoint. Written and illustrated by the talented Cory Godbey, it really captures the essence of the film and the whimsical feel of all the characters. Split into three small but perfectly formed tales, with cameos from many of our beloved goblins, this really takes me back to my childhood. I couldn't stop myself smiling as I read it and saw many of my favourite friends again.

A wonderful, fantastical read for children, but a necessity for fans.

Andi

 

All the books featured above are available to reserve instore, simply click on the links and choose to Click and Collect from the Birmingham shop.

 Events

Viv Schwarz's big book

Whether you’re an established blogger, a blogging newbie, or just love to talk about books, we want you to get involved. Join our local blogger community by coming along to one of our monthly meetings and get together with like-minded people. We’ll be serving croissants, pains au chocolat, hot drinks and juices, as well as providing a meeting space to bring your online conversations offline. These sessions will take place on the last Sunday of every month and whether you come to one, two or all of them, you are all welcome. By coming along, you’ll not only get to meet some great people and enjoy a bookshop out-of-hours, but you will also receive exclusive discounts to use that day. Every six months, we will arrange for a special guest to visit, so do sign up as a member of our blogger community by emailing events@foyles.co.uk to be kept in the loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Foyles Birmingham Half-Term Story Corner Foyles Birmingham Half-Term Story Corner
18th February 2017 2pm - 26th February 2017 4pm | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones along to Foyles Birmingham this half-term for colouring, drawing, quiet reading time and complimentary squash and biscuits!

Local Author Reception: Roy McFarlane and Greg Leadbetter Local Author Reception: Roy McFarlane and Greg Leadbetter
23rd February 2017 6:30pm - 8pm | Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

As part of our quest to unite great writers we are hosting our first Local Author Reception of 2017.

Interactive Mystery Event with Chasing Danger Author Sara Grant Interactive Mystery Event with Chasing Danger Author Sara Grant
25th February 2017 2pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Take part in your very own dramatised mystery and work with fellow mini detectives to solve a crime with author Sara Grant.

Birmingham Blogger Brekkie Birmingham Blogger Brekkie
26th February 2017 10am - 11am | Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

Join our local blogger community by coming along to one of our monthly meetings and get together with like-minded people.

Where's Wally? World Book Day Picnic Where's Wally? World Book Day Picnic
4th March 2017 1pm - 2pm | Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

This year we’re celebrating 30 years of Where’s Wally with a Where’s Wally Picnic in conjunction with World Book Day.

Latest Blogs

14th February 2017 - 12 Midnight Andi Yates

Why not curl up with a book boyfriend this Valentine's Day? The good thing about book boyfriends is you can have more than one and they never talk back!

10th February 2017 - 12 Midnight

Some of our lovely booksellers at our Birmingham branch share their heartfelt picks for Valentine's Day.

11th January 2017 - 12 Midnight Jay Moran

If translated fiction is your thing, Jay from our Birmingham branch has a few titles to feed your reading habit.

1st January 2017 - 12 Midnight Magdalena Gudmundsdottir

Magdalena from our Birmingham branch waxes lyrical about the wonderful novel, A Monster Calls.

30th December 2016 - 12 Midnight Magdalena Gudmundsdottir

Film expert Magda, from our Birmingham branch shouts about the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo and soon to be released movie by Martin Scorsese.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Book Boyfriends
14/02/2017

Why not curl up with a book boyfriend this Valentine's Day? The good thing about book boyfriends is you can have more than one and they never talk back!

#FoylesFive: Valentine Picks
10/02/2017

Some of our lovely booksellers at our Birmingham branch share their heartfelt picks for Valentine's Day.

Read an extract from Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan's new YA novel, We Come Apart
09/02/2017

Read an extract from Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan's new YA novel, We Come Apart

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