24-26 High St, Birmingham B4 7SL, UK – 0121 633 4353
Waterstones remains after the departure of some other bookshops and does a good job. I give five stars just for their endurance. Maybe the range of books is more limited these days? Not surprising as so many readers buy on Amazon and read on Kindle. We are lucky to still have at least one big bookshop. Ì miss the old second-hand shops, though.
It was lovely airy and clean. Good selection of reading material. Lack of staff upstairs was a let down. The gentleman who served us was polite and helpful x
2A Grand Central, Birmingham B2 4BF, UK – 020 3206 2690
Located above the train station it's a wonderfully stocked bookstore with a eclectic mix of fiction and non fiction, great little section for children and young teens who if like mine devour books quicker than their dinner. If you're after a graphic novel they have a decent selection of fan favourites and some more sought after titles too. Overall the experience when dealing with the staff who are extremely good, knowledgeable, articulate, pleasant and willing to help, make this a gem of a bookstore.
Friendly bookshop with a carefully curated collection. However the pop intellectualism it promotes may not appeal to serious book people or academics. Also the location could be improved. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
7 Carrs Ln, Birmingham B4 7SX, UK – 0121 643 2991
Excellent Customer Service. Atmosphere seems calm, peaceful and inviting. I would love there to be a cosy Reading nook/corner to read the amazing books they have
Nice selection of books and gifts, obviously they dont have the buying power of Amazon so most books are cover price. Staff are variable as with all shops but if you are keen to support one of the few bookshops we have left its well worth a visit