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.
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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, here are three books that Andrea likes and there are more of her picks in store.
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
A gorgeously lyrical examination of the colour blue, this book has haunted me in a beautiful way. It is experimental in form and deeply personal – each poetic prose snippet is numbered, and packs its own raw, emotional punch.
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
Cole is one of the most articulate and intuitive essayists I've encountered. In this collection of his work, he ponders literature, art and travel – Reading Things, Seeing Things and Being There. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on the effects of Instagram on photography in "Gueorgui Pinkhassov" and the composition of Google Street View artwork in "Google's Macchia."
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
This thrilling and evocative account of the sinking of the Lusitania captivated me and broke my heart – I still tell people about the image of the torpedo coming at the ship's deck while the passengers could only watch, helpless; that they were in view of the coastline of Ireland is even more haunting.
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.
BB Taylor Event
The wonderful BB Taylor hosting a fun filled event at our Birmingham branch. Pop into our Grand Central store to pick up one of her enchanting books.
Kate Pankhurst Event
The always entertaining Kate Pankhurst returned to our Birmingham shop with another of her superb books, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History.
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.