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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
Easter Opening HoursPlease see Special Opening Hours below

Special Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday 14th April 10.00am - 7.00pm

Saturday 15th April 9.00am - 8.00pm

Easter Sunday 16th April - CLOSED 

Easter Monday 17th April 10.00am - 7.00pm

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. 

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 favourite books here at Foyles Birmingham. Find faves from booksellers Jay, Magda and Sarah below.

 

 

ScandinaviansScandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North By Robert Ferguson

In 1969 Robert Ferguson made his first trip to Scandinavia when he travels with friends to Copenhagen. This trip sparked a life long interested in Scandinavia and in 1983 Ferguson moved to Norway.

Scandinavians is a collection of Ferguson insights and observations from his time in north surrounded by history. Ferguson paints a witty and enticing picture of the Nordic countries and their people as he highlights the forces that helped define their culture.

Books on Scandinavia are not uncommon at the moment but the depth of Ferguson's knowledge and wonderful writing style separates him from the rest. Magda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

By Kathleen Collins

Reading the stories from Whatever Happened to Interracial Love is like pouring over old photographs. Each a tribute to the people depicted, linked solely by of love, race, and humanness. Each story unfolds in its own, unique, beautiful way, and it's very rare to find a collection of stories where they are all not only strong but also profoundly moving.

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love is published here for the first time twenty years after the author's death. It is so frustrating to think that these wonderful stories were unseen for so many years but they continue to be relevant today. Collins' writing for me, hits the heights of Virginia Woolf and Zadie Smith.

I was so moved by these stories and I just want everyone to live and breathe these stories like I did, and give Kathleen Collins the praise and love she so rightly deserves. Jay.

 

 

 

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: Making Movies

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

George's Marvellous Medicine Make Your Own Medicine event.

This is one of our very exciting kids events, where everyone got to play at being a scientist and created their own marvellous medicine. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s amazing tale, these budding boffins concocted fabulous remedies full of fun and glitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
1st April 2017 11am - 12 Noon | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
8th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Easter Egg Hunt Birmingham Easter Egg Hunt Birmingham
8th April 2017 11am - 23rd April 2017 1pm | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join the Foyles Egg Hunt this year, by popping instore throughout the Easter Holidays and picking up one of our ‘Search & Find maps’.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
15th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Easter Story Time: Egg Hunts, Card-Making, Stories & More! Easter Story Time: Egg Hunts, Card-Making, Stories & More!
15th April 2017 2pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

On the hunt for something to keep the kids entertained this Easter? We’ve got the answer!

Latest Blogs

22nd February 2017 - 12 Midnight Magdalena Gudmundsdottir

Magdalena from our Birmingham branch has a selection of books for all you budding film makers out there.

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.

Latest Blog
The Bright Green Bookshelf with English PEN
27/03/2017

Foyles' Marion Rankine pays tribute to the Bright Green Bookshelf at our Charing Cross Road store...

The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales. Plus, see some footage from the film intercut with readings by Charlie Hunnam from The Lost City of Z.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

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