Largest independent bookshop in Birmingham to open

No.4 Greenfield Crescent (credit: Crowdfunder)

The team behind ‘The Bookshop on the Green’, Green Heart Books, has announced its plans for a new independent bookshop.

Signing a 10-year Lease with Calthorpe Estates for No.4 Greenfield Crescent, the new bookshop spans 1200 sq ft and will be the largest independent bookshop in Birmingham.

The new bookshop will also include a poetry coffee bar and will host various events.

Director Sarah Mullen said: Bookshops matter. They are a home from home, a sanctuary and a place of conversation. They provide stimulation for the mind and soul. At Green Heart Books, we pride ourselves on our warm welcome and excellent customer service, as well as our desire to build lasting relationships with our customers.

“We are very excited to be able to create a “bookshop of dreams” and to bring over a decade of experience in the world of literature festivals and events, as well as all my placemaking experience, to Greenfield Crescent. We can’t wait to get started.”

Tom Foley, asset manager at Calthorpe Estates, said: “To secure Green Heart Books in the heart of Edgbaston Village is a great result for Calthorpe Estates. With Sarah’s placemaking experience and extensive network of contacts in the bookshop and publishing world, I am confident this will help build upon the estate’s strategy to create a village centre for Edgbaston that offers unique retail experiences. The eye for detail and creativity that Sarah has shown throughout discussions has been very exciting to be involved with, and I can’t wait to see this vision come to life on Greenfield Crescent.”

It’s scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 12th, just in time for Independent Bookshop Week starting on Saturday, June 15th.