Attention all readers, book lovers, and small business supporters: Thank You Books is coming to Crestwood Village next month! This woman-owned independent bookstore will sell general-interest books for all ages, with an emphasis on literary fiction and poetry. Keep reading to get the scoop!
If you haven’t visited Crestwood Village lately, now is the time.
Thank You Books is the latest addition to Crestwood Village. This historic area recently got a facelift, and we found 9 reasons you NEED to go check it out.
Hint: it involves kombucha floats, a pharmacy with one of the coolest bathrooms in Birmingham, a former gas station that made it to the Supreme Court in the 1950s, and a lot more.
There’s also a fan favorite brewery, True Story Brewing Company, that’s full of great local artwork and great local beer.
Thank You Books has an interesting backstory
In 2017, Iskandrian posted on Facebook about wanting to open a bookstore of her own in Birmingham. At the time, Cotten and her husband had moved to Michigan, but she commented that she would move back to Birmingham if Iskandrian really did open a store and wanted help.
A few months later, after Iskandrian continued to mull over the idea, she reached out to Cotten, asking if her offer was genuine. It turned out that at the same time, Cotten had been working on an e-mail stating her intentions.
“It might sound hokey but it’s true,” said Cotten. “We have always been on the same page, and we have always felt guided by some benevolent force.”
Cotten and Iskandrian partnered up with Elizabeth Goodrich to bring Thank You Books to Birmingham!
What will you be able to find at Thank You Books?
Birmingham has several locally-owned bookstores full of literary treasures. Supporting independent bookstores is an important practice for anyone who’s ever been impacted by a book (so, pretty much everyone).
Of course, Thank You Books will sell general-interest books for all ages, with an emphasis on literary fiction and poetry.
In addition to books, Thank You Books will carry high-quality paper products, stationery and journals, pens, assorted store-branded merchandise and a host of “cute extras.”
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Once you have your stack of new books, check out Birmingham’s silent book club
The weather is FINALLY cooling down, which means it’s time to break out your coziest blanket and your stack of books. If you don’t have a cozy reading nook at home, I’ve got just the thing for you.
Check out Birmingham’s very own chapter of the Silent Book Club. These Silent Book Club meetups happen all over the country, usually once a month. Dubbed, “Introvert Happy Hour,” Silent Book Club claims simple rules: Read, Wine, Repeat.
Bring your latest purchase from Thank You Books, and sit in companionable silence with friends and strangers alike. Although, are fellow bookworms ever really strangers?