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Taking Breaks, Moving on … and Books!!!

I love social media and blogging for a lot of reasons. I love that it helps people connect, and that it’s a way to share about places, things and ideas that I think deserve more attention. I love that, through my blog, I get to publish my own work and […]

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Meet the Minimalists

In a couple of weeks, Church Street is bringing post-capitalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, a.k.a. The Minimalists, in for a conversation about living with less. We like Joshua and Ryan because they aren’t preaching an agenda, or pretending to have all the answers, or pushing some kind of […]

Have a Very Merry Holiday!

  Church Street Coffee & Books will be open Christmas Eve (6 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and closed Christmas Day. We’ll be taking holiday book orders for most titles through 9 a.m. Monday morning (the 23rd), so give us a call this weekend if you’d like us to order a […]

The Secret’s Out! JK Rowling Has a New Book!

J.K. Rowling published a new book, Cuckoo’s Calling, under pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book was published in April and has great reviews, but it’s been very under the radar — until today, when news broke that Robert Galbraith is really J.K. Rowling, none other than the author of Harry Potter […]

Happy Anniversary — Choose a Free Book!

  July is our second anniversary here at Church Street, and we want to thank our customers for being so fantastic and supportive through our first couple of years — and what better way to celebrate than give great discounts, so you enjoy coming by the shop even more! Here’s […]

In Love with Reading? Put a Ring on It.

Listen up, Pride and Prejudice fans — this may be your best chance to get a ring from Mr. Darcy. We stumbled on this Etsy shop from one of our Church Street customers, Christy, and we’re in love with her book-inspired pieces. Alice in Wonderland necklace? Check. Little House on […]

Save the Date: Whole Larder Love Comes to Birmingham

By Carrie Rollwagen   Last winter, my sister came to visit Birmingham. We went to several local restaurants and cafes, and she kept seeing signs reading, “No tomatoes.” After the third or fourth sign, she asked me if there was some kind of tomato disease that blighted all our plants, […]

Carrie Takes New York

Tonight, I’m packing my bags and packing my books (well, downloading my books to Kobo), because I’m about to head to New York. Am I going for the restaurants, the shopping, the sites? No. (Well, yes — I hope to fit some of that in.) But, really, I’m going for […]

Gatsby Mania

It seems everyone’s excited for the release of Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby, hitting theaters this Friday. At Church Street, we’re hosting Great Gatsby/Great Giveaway: anyone who buys a Penguin Classics edition is entered to win a free pair of tickets to the movie. Our giveaway was inspired […]

For the Love of Books

We had such a great time last week sharing books with the city of Birmingham through Bookstravaganza. Here are a few highlights shared with us by some of the contest winners. Want to share your picture or story from the Scavenger Hunt? Send us an email at Thanks again […]