5216 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone: (205) 591-7900
Fax: (205) 591-6004
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!
Full Circle is an adorable little shop selling all manner of things for the home. From antique and vintage to new, there is a wide array of products ranging from furniture to blankets, hand lotions, art, candles and so much more. They even sell products for the little furry friends in your life. So if you're looking for that perfect accent for your home or a great gift, come to Full Circle.
Since 2009, Hop City Beer and Wine has been making a name for it'self as one of the best retailers of Beer in the region. With a vast selection of local beers, draft beers and imported favorites; beer lovers will be delighted. Add to this their friendly, knowledable service and no wonder it's become as popular as it has. A unique service they provide is the 'Growlertown' taht allows customers to take away their favorite draft beer in certified jugs. Want to try brewing your own beer? Their selection of equiptment is perfect for the amateur brewer. For details on current specials and more, please visit their website.
Gardens of Park Place are urban farms that carry out sustainable agriculture to grow food locally. You can stop by at the market and buy the produce directly from the farmer. This project is being carried out to develop sustainable agriculture, grow one's own food and make the city more livable. It also endeavors to educate the youth and children about the environment and agriculture. It is definitely an interesting experience to grow your own food in this fast paced city life. The hours of the market varies according to days and seasons so call before visiting.
Most people will agree that books and coffee are a match made in heaven, so it's no wonder that's exactly what Church Street Coffee & Books specializes in. On the coffee end, the cafe prides itself on making as many different menu items as possible from scratch. All the incredible pastries and baked goods are made fresh in house, and they even make their own vanilla syrup and offer gluten-free options. On the other end, they sell a wide variety of books of different genres. They also host several different book clubs.
A store that lives up to its name, Charm is a charming little boutique in downtown Birmingham. This store sells and exhibits vintage and new handmade jewelry, scarves, handbags, and even art. You can also sell your costume jewelry here. A favorite among locals for the variety and quality of goods, Charm is definitely worth a visit if vintage is your style.
What's On 2nd, located right in Downtown Birmingham, is a collector's dream. Whether you're a collector of comics, sports memorabilia, video games, vintage signs or anything between, chances are if you spend some time browsing these shelves, you'll find it. They also carry furniture, knick knacks, toys and an array of everything else under the sun.
A shoe shopper's paradise, the Shoe Show is a chain of department stores specializing in retailing shoes. With a vast collection across price ranges, brands and types of shoes; you'll be spoilt for choice. From dainty evening wear to rugged sports wear for running, hiking and sports their collection offers customers a good selection to choose from. Drop in to Show show to pick up footwear for the whole family.
Located in downtown Birmingham, at first glance this rare bookstore/antique store/museum resembles a room in your grandmother’s house. Bursting at the seams and boasting an inventory of over 45,000 books, magazines, and other periodicals, if Reed Books doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it probably doesn’t exist. But, its vast inventory is not what makes Reed Books special. The randomness (a display of plastic Santa statues) and odd finds (post office mailboxes chocked full of letters) are what makes Reed Books special. That and owner Jim Reed, author, humorist, columnist, and all-around good guy who encourages people to "become your own book." Worth a trip on a lazy Saturday.
Green Cup Books is a veritable haven for book lovers who love to scan through a wide range of books on all topics and in all genres. A non-profit endeavor, you will also find a varied collection of art pieces and second-hand books to comb through. They're also renowned book-publishers and printers. With an aim to further the confines of art and encourage the talents of local artists, this unique bookstore organizes a large number of literary events including: book launches, reading sessions, talks, art exhibits, film screenings and the like. A host of live music performances are organized at the venue from time to time.
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.
Located in South Birmingham, Birmingham Sports Cards and Collectibles offers visitors a chance to pick up some unique collectibles and memorabilia from their trip to Birmingham. Both avid collectors, sports fans and hobbyists will enjoy combing through their collection of vintage sports cards and memorabilia for something special. With signed autographed cards, baseballs, basketballs and other interesting items, it's worth a look for sports enthusiasts. Why not drop in or give them a call whether you're interested in browsing for a gift or looking for a specific item. For details, check out their Facebook page.