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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

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, here are three books that Andrea likes and there are more of her picks in store.



BluetsBluets 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 ThingsKnown 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 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.






Upcoming Events

The Launch of Discovering Birmingham The Launch of Discovering Birmingham
21st May 2018 4pm - 5:30pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

We're proud to host the author of best-selling, Positively Birmingham, to the store to launch their latest addition of city guides.

Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch
24th May 2018 6pm - 8pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an exciting evening of Egyptian fun to help raise money for the charity, Partnership for Children.

Elmer Day! Elmer Day!
26th May 2018 2pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for games and activities as we celebrate everyone's favourite patchwork elephant!

Bobbing Heads Signing Bobbing Heads Signing
31st May 2018 6pm - 7pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing

We're delighted to welcome Gavin De Bier to the store to sign copies of his debut novel, Bobbing Heads.

The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer
2nd June 2018 2pm - 3pm | Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us this half-term as we dive into the deep blue sea with author and illustrator, Yuval Zommer!

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.

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