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. Or watch and listen to an author talk about their latest book on one of our video Author Pods.
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.
In Our Bookstore Now
Happy First Birthday, Foyles Birmingham Grand Central!
To help celebrate our first birthday, we've been picking some of our favourite books from the past year. Find faves from booksellers Jay, Sarah, and Magda below.
The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss
An achingly beautiful book that looks at the dismantling of a family as they shift from reality to hospital time and back again, their lives permanently changed. The characters are all so tangible and vivid, not a single one of them feeling like a stranger when the time comes to close the book. I haven't heard of one person who could put this book down; it was glued to my hands for two days straight, and that was with restraint as I didn't want to fly through it and miss anything. This is my favourite book of the past year because it is quietly powerful. The plot sounds heavy but it reads so easily, and there's so much more covered in here other than the expected anguish. I truly love this book.
Eivissa! By Anne Sijmonsbergen
No birthday celebration would be complete without a feast and Anne Sijmonsbergen doesn't let us down with her stylish summer cookbook, Eivissa!
Anne is not only a cook but an artisan producer of the finest ingredients on the island of Ibiza and has been on an odyssey to discover the heritage and culture of its unique cuisine. Thought has been put into every aspect of this lovingly-crafted cookbook, from its contemporary, vibrant design to its authentic, earthy photography. Anne presents a beautiful array of seasonal recipes from island life to inspire your home cooking.
Fresh, colourful, evocative and playful, Eivissa makes it possible to bring a taste of the Balearics to your kitchen all-year-round. Dive right in for a joyous cookbook that guarantees sunshine.
The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka
The Lubetkin Legacy is the latest book from Marina Lewycka, Author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.
It's almost impossible not to laugh at this witty and loving portrait of a North East London Council Estate. Lewycka introduces us to a collection of wonderful characters such as Berthold an out-of-work actor, obsessed with comparing himself to George Clooney. When faced with losing his council flat, Berthold is forced to take drastic, and at times ludicrous measures to save his home. Then there is Violet, who has recently split up from her boyfriend and is trying to settle into her first proper job and, of course, Inna, an elderly Ukrainian Lady who confuses birds with politicians and is always cooking her signature dish, golabki kobaski slatki. These residents of the Madeley Court estate are joined by many more hilarious characters that all manage to be brilliant, bizarre and completely believable.
Lewycka explores the joys and the challenges faced by working class Londoners in a changing capital in this original and very relevant book. Also, look out for the awesome description of Zero hour contracts, it's the best one I have ever heard.
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.
Find the perfect gift to raise a chuckle, tickle that funny bone, or just to entertain you and your family at Christmas.
Artist David Hockney talks about his new book, A History of Pictures.
Here at Foyles Birmingham we were lucky enough to have the brilliantly talented Viv Schwarz for one of our Storybox Children's Festival events. Viv read us one of her fantastic books, How to Find Gold, then everyone got together to create a super long drawing featuring lots of creatures, flowers and food! Once all the doodling was done, Viv stayed behind and turned the very big drawing into a very big book!!
You can read more about the event and see more pictures on Viv's own blog here.