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Charlemagne Records Exchange is Birmingham's oldest music store, offering a wide range of music including jazz, blues, international music and every other genre there is. For over 30 years, the store has provided the citizens with an eclectic range of music, books, movies, posters, cards, album covers and the like. Be it the old and long lost record that you are looking for or the latest one, you will definitely find it here.
The Booksmith is one of Birmingham's premier independent bookshops specializing in Southern and Alabama authors and topics. It offers both new and used books in a clean, comfortable shop. Enjoy free coffee and a seating area while browsing titles, and feel free to request recommendations from the helpful, knowledgeable staff. Author visits and signings occur regularly. Special order service and out-of-print searches are available as well. The Booksmith buys used books, although trade credit is your best bet.
When thinking about the array of shops in Birmingham, an independent record store may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but Seasick Records is about to change that. Step into this Avondale record store for a huge array of both new and used music, on vinyl, tape and CD. Genres are all over the map, from hip-hop to blues and jazz to grunge, the selection will have you browsing for hours!