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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
Christmas Opening Hours Please see Special Opening Hours below
Monday - Saturday9.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday11.00am - 5.00pm

Special Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 

Opening hours are as above except for:

Friday 24th November 2017  8.00am - 10.00pm

Saturday 25th November 2017 8.00am - 8.00pm


From Monday 27th November until Friday 22nd December 2017, weekdays 9.00am - 10.00pm

Saturday 16th December 2017  9.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday 23rd December 2017  9.00am - 9.00pm


Monday 25th December 2017, Christmas Day  CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December 2017, Boxing Day  8.00am - 8.00pm

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2017  9.00am - 9.00pm


Monday 1st January 2017, New Year's Day  11.00 - 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. 

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. 



Eclairs: Easy, Elegant & Modern RecipesEclairs: Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes - Christophe Adam

What could be more fantastic than a entirely devoted to the wondrous art of making eclairs?This scrumptious book is filled with over 20 different recipes for eclairs that will introduce you to exciting ingredients and new flavour combinations that have to be tried. All recipes come with step buy step instructions and clear pictures, making this book suitable for experienced bakers and beginners. Even just looking at the pictures makes me hungry.












The Color of PixarThe Color of Pixar - Tia Kratter

It's so Pretty! This astonishingly beautiful collection of pictures celebrates the stunning use of colour in some of the best Pixar films. Including pictures from Inside Out, Wall E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Brave, Up, Monsters Inc, Ratatouille and many many more. But be warned after admiring this book you may be overcome by the urge to watch all of your Favourite Pixar Films again. 






The Book of Barb: A celebration of Stranger Things' iconic wing woman

The Book of Barb - Nadia Bailey & Phil Constantinesco

Celebrating all things Barb this nifty little book takes a look at one of the most loved characters from the TV show Stranger Things. We don't get to see very much of barb in the show so here is your opportunity to discover a little more about her. Learn how to get her look and get advise on everyday problems. This charming and funny book is perfect for any suffering with Stranger Things Withdrawal. Don't worry season two is not too far away. 











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.






















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.

Latest Blog
The Satisfaction of a Good Puzzle

Alex Bellos extols the virtues of the puzzle, especially those from the great puzzle masters of Japan, and selects some of his favourite puzzle books.

#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust

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

Read an extract of The Book of the Year

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

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