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Jim Reed Books, Birmingham

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Book lovers from throughout the world enjoy visiting author Jim Reed at his rare-book shop, Reed Books The Museum of Fond Memories. Jim, a popular inspirational columnist and gentle gothic humorist, has authored several books, including DAD'S TWEED COAT: SMALL WISDOMS HIDDEN COMFORTS UNEXPECTED JOYS. The shop contains five centuries of old books, published from the 1500's through today. Reed Books is "Alabama's largest, most wonderful old book shop and museum of fond memories."
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  • All types, ages, shapes and sizes of books! The owner amazingly knew where to find each and every book I asked for, and there were thousands of books and other memorabilia. He was knowledgeable and....  more
    All types, ages, shapes and sizes of books! The owner amazingly knew where to find each and every book I asked for, and there were thousands of books and other memorabilia. He was knowledgeable and....  more »
  • You have to visit this place. Stacked floor to ceiling front to back with books, magazines, and all sorts of stuff. You will find all sorts of things that you weren’t even looking for. Things from....  more
    You have to visit this place. Stacked floor to ceiling front to back with books, magazines, and all sorts of stuff. You will find all sorts of things that you weren’t even looking for. Things from....  more »
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  • Great people. Great store. Great books. Mr. Reed has helped me find what I did not even know I needed on multiple occasions. He got me into Dylan Thomas and Herman Hesse...He convinced me that Ray Bradbury was so much more than Fahrenheit 451 and now Bradbury is one of my fav's. Just go. You will not regret it.
  • This bookstore is really one-of-a kind! It’s a really fascinating combination of ancient and new, with an eclectic array of books both organized and not simultaneously. It felt like you were entering another dimension; it’s definitively not for the weak of heart and those looking for a quick grab. But for those who like a quaint place to spend an hour or two searching among hidden treasures: this bookstore is for you. (I will say: my friends thought we would get lost/murdered in there. I thought it was worth it, though!)

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