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Grand Central Birmingham

Grand Central Birmingham

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


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

Special Opening Hours




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. 

Take a look at our new dedicated Facebook page!




In Our Bookstore Now

Staff picks from Foyles Birmingham Grand Central


 We've been picking some of our current favourite books here at Foyles Birmingham. 



Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

by Guillermo Del Toro.


Guillermo Del Toro, master of all things wondrous, magical and creepy is back with his new film The Shape of Water. The film is the story of Elisa, a cleaner at a government lab, who falls in love with a creature who is being experiment on. This book celebrates the release of the new film by giving readers a behind the scenes look at the production design and concept art as well as character profiles and interviews with the cast. This book made me appreciate the work, detail and art behind the film. I cannot recommend this book enough.  












The One Memory of Flora BanksThe One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr.

Meet Flora, she is seventeen, resourceful and can't remember anything since she was ten years old. Flora writes all vital information on her arm, how old she is, what to do and what to avoid. But the day after a party Flora has one new memory. Emotive, insightful and clever, this one is very difficult to put down.  















Food & Cooking of Africa and Middle East

Food and Cooking of Africa & The Middle East.

Of all the cookbooks that I have this is probably the one I use the most when I need a new recipe. With a wide variety of flavourful dishes, lots of pictures and step by step instructions, this book is practical and easy. I particularly recommend the Beef Tagine with Sweet Potatoes on page 165 and the Baklava recipe on page 218. They're so good.













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.



Foyles Five: Sgt Pepper





Kid Normal Event

The fantastic Greg James and Chris Smith signing copies of Kid Normal at our Birmingham branch.

For upcoming events in-store, check out the list below. For events in partnership with The Glee Club and THSH please see the main Upcoming Events page and choose Out of Store Events.










Kate Pankhurst, author and Illustrator of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World visted us here a Grand Central Birmingham for an amazing event.






















Upcoming Events

Half Term fun with BB Half Term fun with BB
20th February 2018 2pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join BB Taylor live in store for some half term activities with animals, monsters and fun, fun, fun!

A Spoonful of Murder with Robin Stevens A Spoonful of Murder with Robin Stevens
24th February 2018 1pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be welcoming special detective Robin Stevens to the store to tell us all about the latest book in her thrilling Murder Most Unladylike series, A Spoonful of Murder.

Westworld Screening with Ryan Lambie and The Electric Westworld Screening with Ryan Lambie and The Electric
25th February 2018 2:30pm - 4pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Foyles at The Electric Cinema for a special screening of Westworld introduced by Ryan Lambie, author of The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema.;

The Hollow Tree Launch Party The Hollow Tree Launch Party
17th March 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're terrified to welcome horror writer James Brogden to Foyles GCB to celebrate the release of his latest spine-chilling novel, The Hollow Tree.

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst
31st March 2018 3pm - 4pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

The hugely successful Kate Pankhurst returns to the store for a workshop and reading with the Fantastically Great Women Who Made History!

Latest Blogs

17th November 2017 - 12 Midnight Jamie-Lee Turner

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

10th November 2017 - 12 Midnight Magdalena Gundmundsdottir

Magda from our Birmingham branch loves marmalade and Paddington Bear. Here are a few of her favourite Paddington books and gifts.

20th October 2017 - 12 Midnight Andi Yates

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

28th September 2017 - 12 Midnight Jay Moran

Jay from our Birmingham branch talks about National Poetry Day and the importance of poems in our lives.

6th August 2017 - 12 Midnight Jay Moran

Poetry: a cherished friend or an abhorrent enemy. Jay from our Birmingham shop has compiled a list of collections to either strengthen someone's love of poetry, or begin it.

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