"To call Reed Books an 'old bookstore' is a bit like saying the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has a good paint job."
-- Allen Johnson Jr., author

2021 Third Avenue North • Birmingham, AL U.S.A. 35203 • (205) 326-4460 :Map:
Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am till 5:30pm and Saturdays, 11am till 4pm.
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Book lovers from throughout the world enjoy visiting author Jim Reed at his rare-book loft, Reed Books. Jim, a popular inspirational columnist and gentle gothic humorist, has authored several books, including DAD'S TWEED COAT: SMALL WISDOMS HIDDEN COMFORTS UNEXPECTED JOYS. They can be purchased (autographed) at Reed Books, or may be ordered from any new-book store in the country. Reed Books is "Alabama's largest, most wonderful old book loft and museum of fond memories."


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50,000 books, magazines, newspapers and movie posters are listed here, but we have about 250,000 additional items on hand that are NOT catalogued. Check with us for obscure items you seek!

Search through our inventory for those elusive and wonderful old titles you've always wanted!


We have many thousands of items in the museum and store that are not listed on the Internet!

Let us know what you're looking for, and we will find it!

Read Jim Reed's Red Clay Diary or purchase items direct!

Listen to Jim Reed!

About Jim Reed, and what others have to say!

Learn how to become your own book.

Contact Us to schedule a speaking engagement or to share your thoughts and ideas!

See what Jim's been up to in his spare time as Editor of the
Birmingham Arts Journal.

Reed Books antiques hits the Internet!

The latest edition of the Birmingham Arts Journal is online!

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Visit Jim Reed on Twitter and Facebook.

And read Jim's personal blog here.

And read Jim's Christmas stories here.


Now watch Jim Reed performing in the witty and timely short film, LIPIDLEGGIN'

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