Tag Archives: bookstore

East Lake residents to get choices for their morning cup

east59interiorIt’s been several months since the REVIVE pop-up initiative visited several of REV Birmingham‘s commercial districts. One of the long-awaited results of that effort in East Lake is the opening of East 59, a coffee shop to be located at 7619 1st Avenue North near Oporto-Madrid Blvd. A May 19 status update to the company’s fan page on Facebook let folks know they’d been approved for build-out, keeping them on-track for the summer opening long mentioned on their website. They won’t be the only ones keeping area residents caffeinated this summer though…

coffeebooksbluesA Kickstarter campaign launched by Sharrif Simmons suggests area residents will have at least two coffee houses to choose from later this summer, though the second will have a different vibe. The New York native is looking to open Coffee, Books, and Blues by July, bringing an independent bookstore and music venue to the area at 752 81st St., S., near the corner of Rugby Avenue and 81st St. S. Simmons once worked at the famed Liberation Bookstore in Harlem and is its late founder Una Mulzac‘s great nephew. He plans to offer a selection of both new and used books. There are also plans to serve as a performance venue and to host a farmers market on Sundays.

Looking forward to seeing how both of these efforts move forward.

GreenCup Books is closing

GreenCup Books, the not-for-profit independent bookstore located on Birmingham’s Southside, has announced it’s closing its doors after this year’s Dia de los Muertos festival on November 2.

Travis Bryant provides more details about the news, which apparently broke over the weekend, on {head}:sub/head.

A cleaner online bookstore

Screenshot of Books-A-Million

Birmingham-based bookseller Books-A-Million has gotten their website redesigned by Zeldman and Happy Cog Studios.

That’s all, unless you want to go and take a look at it that is…

28th Anniversary celebration, Jim Reed Books

We’re not the only ones celebrating an anniversary on March 14.

Jim Reed Books has known a few locations around Birmingham but still serves as its unofficial Museum of Fond Memories. Definitely consisting of much more than books, it has become an institution for many in The Magic City.

Stop on by throughout the day to say hello (and thanks) to Jim, browse the stacks and trigger your own memories while finding out just how entertaining it can be!

Cost: Free

Jim Reed Books
2021 3rd Avenue North (directions)