"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

Reach out to Jim Reed by email here: jim@jimreedbooks.com

2021 Third Avenue North • Birmingham, AL U.S.A. 35203
Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am till 5:30pm and Saturdays, 11am till 4pm.
All major credit cards accepted. Gift certificates available year 'round!

"This cozy little bookstore is one of Alabama's hidden gems."

Courtesy of Argyle Images, Gregg McGough

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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CATCH OUR WEEKLY PODCASTS: Jim Reed's Red Clay Diary here!

through our inventory for those elusive and wonderful old titles you've always wanted! 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!
Let us know what you're looking for, and we will find it!

Take a look at Chase Johnston's small film about Reed Books.

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.

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

The latest edition of the Birmingham Arts Journal is online!

Click here for more.

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

Read Jim's personal blog here.

Jim Reed at the 2016 Woodlawn poetry gathering

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