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.
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Staff picks from Foyles Birmingham Grand Central
We've been picking some of our favourite books here at Foyles Birmingham. Find faves from booksellers Amélie, Magda and Sarah below.
Scandinavians: 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
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
By Stephanie Garber
Scarlett and her sister Tella have lived their whole life under the yoke of an abusive father and seem destined for a life of resignation. As Scarlett’s arranged marriage approaches, fate presents them with one final chance at adventure, in the form of an invitation to Caraval, an exotic festival of magic where one’s deepest wishes may come true...
But nothing is at it seems in Caraval, and Scarlett soon steps through the looking glass into a hall of mirrors where mad hatters and time itself threaten to take away everything she holds dear. With her engrossing prose and without fuss, Stephanie Garber builds a fantasy world full of colour and underlaid with darkness. Her loveable characters are all at once fantastical and full of very real complexity. The most exciting fantasy I’ve read in a long time, this is a rare novel where romance underlines the story. The magic is ever present and yet subtle enough to keep the reader guessing and second-guessing every twist and turn of the adventure.
Caraval is one of those books you never want to close. It is a spellbinding fairy tale which will leave you wishing you could read it again for the first time, just to fall in love with the characters and the magic all over again. Amélie
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.
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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.