Birmingham Bookworm’s Guide: Five Oldest and Rarest Items at Reed Books

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It’s hard to decide with all of these options! Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now

If you’re a book lover like me, stepping into Birmingham’s Reed Books feels like paradise. The shop is completely covered in books and memorabilia, giving it the alternate name “The Museum of Fond Memories.”

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Cleaning out: what to do with all that junk lying around your house

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Vinyl is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of space that you might not have. Image via April Greene

I have too many books.  Some people will immediately shout, “but there’s no such thing as too many books!”  My shelves (and floor, if things get really bad) disagree.  So every now and then, I have to get rid of the ones I know I will never re-read.   If you’re looking to make a new start in 2018 and clear out your or your vinyl, DVD, CD, or book collection, look no further than this guide!

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Small business Monday – Spotlight on Reed Books

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Have some holiday shopping to do?  For anyone?  Of any age?  In any price range?  Head over to Reed Books and The Museum of Fond Memories!  He’s got everything from that Peanuts lunchbox you’ve been looking for to ancient medical texts.  Vintage Santas and comics and every book genre you can imagine!  Jim Reed tells us about his treasures and why books are his friends in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Jim Reed, owner of Reed Books. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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The Lizt: The Birminghamest of Birmingham

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I am not Southern. I don’t, despite my frequent use of it online, say ya’ll. I

Sweet tea, Birmingham, Alabama
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don’t have any pearls, I don’t eat swine, and I’ve only ever been in a church to vote. When people ask if I’m from Birmingham, I say I went to high school in Birmingham and came back for college. I’m a proud Jersey Girl who talks funny and that has absolutely left me bitter.

But, I’ve discovered that Birmingham grows on you and makes you crave things you never knew existed.


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