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4.8
281 reviews
|Bookstores|Birmingham, AL 35203

2021 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 326-4460

https://www.jimreedbooks.com/

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Located in downtown Birmingham, at first glance this rare bookstore/antique store/museum resembles a room in your grandmother’s house. Bursting at the seams and boasting an inventory of over 45,000 books, magazines, and other periodicals, if Reed Books doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it probably doesn’t exist. But, its vast inventory is not what makes Reed Books special. The randomness (a display of plastic Santa statues) and odd finds (post office mailboxes chocked full of letters) are what makes Reed Books special. That and owner Jim Reed, author, humorist, columnist, and all-around good guy who encourages people to "become your own book." Worth a trip on a la

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12/09/2020, 14:18 PM
we love this place so much! it's such a great place!
Dani Zimmerman review for Jim Reed Books
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2 years ago

05/20/2020, 12:51 PM
Everything!!!!! Center of the Universe with Gandalf wisdom provided by owner.
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2 years ago

02/29/2020, 04:45 AM
A treasure trove of history.
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2 years ago

06/29/2019, 07:25 AM
An incredible collection of books and memorabilia! Jim Reed has a fantastic store for any book lover.
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2 years ago

06/29/2019, 06:22 AM
I haven't seen some of these books and paraphernalia since I was young! What a blast from the past. Great collection! Reed was very nice and knowledgeable and we are eager to come back and see what we missed this first time!
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3 years ago

05/25/2019, 03:05 AM
One of my favorite bookstores! So much local history and so many old books!
Mark Martin review for Jim Reed Books
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3 years ago

04/18/2019, 13:32 PM
Because it’s awesome! That’s why!
Laura Reeves Wilder review for Jim Reed Books
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3 years ago

03/23/2019, 04:15 AM
This store is AMAZING & I can’t believe today was my first time to visit. He has an abundance of treasures. Jim Reed was a delight to talk to and so helpful & knowledgeable. This is Birmingham’s best kept secret and I can not wait to go back!
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3 years ago

02/23/2019, 11:44 AM
Great selection. You can dig through for hours and find some really uncommon books. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely the place to go for books in Birmingham!
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