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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
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 201710.00am - 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 childhood favourite books here at Foyles Birmingham. 



Mrs Pepperpot StoriesMrs Pepperpot Stories - Alf Proysen

I still remember how amazed I was that Mrs Pepperpot could shrink to the actual size of a pepperpot! She had the best adventures.














Elidor - Alan Garner

To paraphrase C.S. Lewis: Today you are old enough to start reading fairy tales again. Start with Alan Garner, the sleeping giant of english fantasy and folk tales.













Wolf Brother

Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver

A rich and deeply atmospheric adventure; the ancient world of wolf brother is so real you can almost smell the pine needles, feel the chill of the far north and hear the whisper of the spirit world.















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

Jonathan Pie: Off The Record Signing Birmingham Jonathan Pie: Off The Record Signing Birmingham
14th October 2017 3pm - 4pm | Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us as the British actor and comedian Tom Walker signs copies of his book Jonathan Pie: Off The Record.

Latest Blogs

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.

23rd July 2017 - 12 Midnight Amelie Fillatre

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

21st July 2017 - 12 Midnight Magdalena Gundmundsdottir

This month history buffs and film fans are united as they eagerly await Christopher Nolan's portrayal of Dunkirk. Madga from our Birmingham branch reviews the accompanying book.

16th July 2017 - 12 Midnight Jay Moran

Jay from our Birmingham branch shares with you five collections that have changed his perspective and made him a huge lover and advocate of poetry.

13th July 2017 - 12 Midnight Magda Gudmundsdottir

Magda, from our Birmingham shop, tells us why this story of family, growing up and loss is one not to miss.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Elsewhere-Elsewhen

Jen from the Web Team shares a selection of books that will transport the reader to another time and place.

Growler: The Inspiration for the Now Iconic Bear

James Campbell describes how the groundbreaking approach to illustration adopted by Milne and Shepard came about, which bear provided the inspiration for the drawings and which of the characters was Shepard's secret favourite.

Blog - Sound and Silence: Emma Viskic on Creating a Profoundly Deaf Protagonist

In this exclusive blog Emma Viskic describes how she came to learn sign language in order to get closer to her deaf protagonist in her debut, Resurrection Bay.

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