Jim Reed Books in Birmingham, Alabama boasts thousands of books, magazines, comic books and records for your relaxing perusal, contemplation and consideration.
This gem of a bookstore is a hidden treasure nestled in between office buildings, restaurants and banks downtown. A beautiful old red brick church, St. Paul's Cathedral, sits across the street, one block away.
Whether you're searching for a classic novel in cloth back, a contemporary short story collection, poetry, biographies, film and TV, or mass paperback Sci-fi and fantasy Jim Reed's does not disappoint. Stacks and stacks of books cover the floor, line the walls and rest on shelves in the center of the room. Old Life magazines, newspapers and TV Guides are some of the alternate reading materials available. Rare and collectible books are also offered.
The owner and his staff are extremely helpful. Need something specific? I don't know how they've done it, but there is a computerized inventory record. I probably wouldn't be as impressed by this little fact if their inventory didn't exceed 50,000 items. Prices are very affordable.
Jim Reed Books is worthy of a Birmingham road trip. If you're fortunate enough to live locally and have never visited this book store, STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!! and high-tail it on over there.
Jim Reed Books
2021 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am till 5:30pm and Saturdays, 11am till 4pm.
All major credit cards accepted.