I just found a book-centric forum buried in al.com. It’s still active with just a handful of posts each month. But it’s been running since 2002. Good to know that Birmingham has things like this out there. I just wish they weren’t so hard to find!
Jim Baggett of the Birmingham Library is leading an hour-long walking tour of downtown’s notorious historic sites. It’s planned for October 27th at 5:45 pm. Their blog says it’ll cover “murders, mysteries and fallen women”.
How fun does that sound? The weather is perfect and the event is free, though you do need to call them and make a reservation.
The Homewood Library Sale was a doozy this weekend. I got there 45 minutes early and had to stand at the back of a line! The natives were getting restless. But organizers were smart and stacked hundreds of 5o cent paperbacks out in the waiting area for us to peruse. The books kept shoppers from storming the gates as they could see the 12,000 books (we were told) through the auditorium door windows. And true to their word, 99% of the books fell bewteen 5o cents and 3 dollars. By 6 pm there were about 100 folks crammed in line, chatting about books, comparing notes waiting to get in…
but once the doors opened, talk was over and the gloves came off!