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The Literacy Council Used Bookstore

lc01.jpgThe Literacy Council
2301 First Avenue North, Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-326-1925 and 1-888-448-7323
Fax: 205-326-0538
Email: info@literacy-council.org

It’s easy to miss this place. The doors are tucked up under an awning along 1st Avenue North. Most days you have to ring the doorbell to be let in. Just tell the person at the desk that you are there for the book sale and they’ll wind you around the office to the back area with all of the books. This space also doubles as a conference room. So if someone is having a meeting, you’ll have to come back later. But you can’t beat the prices and you never know what you’ll find. There are plenty of remainders but then also, just as many pristine copies of donated books.

The book store is open 8:30- 5:00, Monday through Friday.
Hardbacks $3.00, Softbacks $2.00,
Used books and advance copies $1.00
Buy 5 and get the 6th free.

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Malcolm’s Reading Room

Sadly this bookstore closed back in 2010. This post is being left up for archival purposes.

**My latest contribution to the Bham Terminal has been posted. So you can catch me over there or keep reading below.**

Malcolm’s Reading Room

The newest kid on Birmingham’s book selling block is Malcolm’s Reading Room (404 17th St. North) which is the ground level of the historic Masonic Temple building. Malcolm’s Reading Room is billed as an African-American bookstore, which the banners, t-shirts and colors make obvious after stepping through the door. But after spending a few short minutes with co-owner Simone Snelling, one gets the feeling that the store is about something more…

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Indie bookstore blog is no more

I noticed a couple of days ago that the Friends of Independent Bookstores blog was down. All I get is a big blank error page whenever I visit. I was hoping it was just technical trouble. But it seems Larry Portzline has pulled the plug on his project to travel/support/raise awareness of the value of independent bookstores. For more than five years…

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