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Movie Trailer Monday: Austenland

We’re pretty excited that Austenland has come to Birmingham, premiering this past Friday at The Edge. Austen fan films and books are a dime a dozen, but we think this one might be different. With actors Keri Russell (Waitress, Felicity), Bret MacKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) and Jennifer Coolidge (Best […]

New J.K. Rowling Wizarding Stories Coming to a Theater Near You!

J.K. Rowling plans to bring us new stories from Harry Potter’s Wizarding World by turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a series of films. Although the Harry Potter books are closest to our hearts, we’ve also enjoyed Rowling’s other fiction — check out our reviews of Cuckoo’s Calling […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Salinger

This weekend saw the release of the new Salinger documentary, all ready to capitalize on the news that new work by the author will be released soon. From what we know about Salinger’s life so far, maybe less is more. We’re not sure we want to know even more about […]

Movie Trailer Monday: The Book Thief

We’ve read the book, and now we’re ready for the November movie release of The Book Thief. This is one of our favorite books at Church Street, and, as our barista Michelle says, “My feelings will be really hurt if they mess this up.” When a book morphs into a […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

We’ve read the book, and now we’re ready for the movie release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (now playing), the second installment of the Percy Jackson series. When a book morphs into a movie, we pay attention. Will the characters live up to our imaginations? Will everything be just […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Spectacular Now

We’ve read the book, and now we’re ready for the August movie release of Spectacular Now, a great book that looks like a new classic summer love film. When a book morphs into a movie, we pay attention. Will the characters live up to our imaginations? Will everything be just […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado about Nothing playing at the Edge!

We’ve been waiting for Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing to hit wide release, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s finally reached Birmingham’s Edge 12 theater, so we can see what the Avengers director does with a merry band of Shakespeare players. Our bookseller Janie has already […]

Movie Trailer Monday: The Lone Ranger

Lots of great movies start off as books — The Lone Ranger started as a radio play, then became a series of books, then a TV show, and now a Johnny Depp movie. We’ve enjoyed its transition through different media, and this trailer makes us excited to see how the […]

InstaReading: Please Kill Me

We’re experimenting with Instagram’s new video feature and doing mini book readings. Let us if you like it, and we’ll keep it up!  

Movie Trailer Monday: Mister Pip

One of our customers at Church Street came in yesterday morning and bought Mr. Pip. By that afternoon, he’d finished it and came back to discuss. He didn’t know it was being turned into a movie, so this one’s for you, Coke — wonder if you’ll enjoy this one as […]

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 […]