Venues

Perch upon the benches, be inspired by your favourite stories and discover new tales!

During summer 2016, clusters of decorated BookBenches popped up inside galleries, libraries and shopping centres for everybody to enjoy.

With the help of our Big Read display venues, the BookBenches were complemented by literary-inspired events, from storytelling sessions, poetry workshops and illustration classes, to poetry slams and comic book swaps. See What’s On for details.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag Address: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH Telephone: 0121 348 8038 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours:...

Library of Birmingham

www.libraryofbirmingham.com Address: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND Telephone: 0121 242 4242 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Full...

Millennium Point

www.millenniumpoint.org.uk Address: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG Telephone: 0121 202 2200 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Everyday 7:00 - 23:00

BBC Birmingham

www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tours/birmingham Address: BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RD Telephone: 0121 567 6888 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00...

Zellig

twitter.com/Zellig1 Address: Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AT Telephone: 0121 667 1000 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Everyday 8:30 - 19:00

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/jewellery Address: Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6HA Telephone: 0121 348 8140 Wheelchair access: No Opening hours: Tuesday...

Waterstones Birmingham

www.waterstones.com Address: Waterstones, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL Telephone: 0121 633 4353 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00...

Grand Central Birmingham

www.grandcentralbirmingham.com Address: Grand Central, 50 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B2 4BW Telephone: 0121 654 1000 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: See website for...

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Foyles

www.foyles.co.uk Address: Foyles, Unit 2A Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4BF Telephone: 020 7440 3266 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...

John Lewis Birmingham

www.johnlewis.com Address: John Lewis, 2 Station Street, Birmingham, B2 4AU Telephone: 0121 634 6000 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday...

Sutton Coldfield Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/suttoncoldfieldlibrary Address: Sutton Coldfield Library, Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1XX Telephone: 0121 464 2274 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...

Waterstones Sutton Coldfield

www.waterstones.com Address: Waterstones, 75 The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1PD Telephone: 0121 321 2333 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday...

The Gracechurch Centre

www.gracechurchcentre.com Address: The Gracechurch Centre, 210A Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PA Telephone: 0121 355 1112 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...

The Core, Solihull

www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk Address: The Core, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG Telephone: 0121 704 6962 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday 9:00...

John Lewis Solihull

www.johnlewis.com Address: John Lewis, Touchwood, Solihull, B91 3RA Telephone: 0121 704 1121 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday...

Aston Hall

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/aston Address: Aston Hall, Trinity Road,  Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD Telephone: 0121 348 8100 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Open from 25...

Blakesley Hall

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blakesley Address: Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8RN Telephone: 0121 348 8120 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Open from 25...

Sarehole Mill

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/sarehole Address: Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, B13 0BD Telephone: 0121 348 8160 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Open from...

Soho House

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho Address: Soho House, Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Birmingham, B18 5LB Telephone: 0121 348 8150 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Open...

Thinktank

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank Address: Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG Telephone: 0121 348 8000 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Everyday 10.00 -...

Central Library, Coventry

www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries Address: Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY Telephone: 0247 683 2314 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00...

Stone Cross Library

www.sandwell.gov.uk/libraries Address: Stone Cross Library, Beverley Road, West Bromwich, B71 2LH Telephone: 0121 588 2367 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...

Walsall Central Library

www.lovelibrarieswalsall.co.uk Address: Walsall Central Library, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TR Telephone: 01922 653 110 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - closed...

Acocks Green Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/acocksgreenlibrary Address: Acocks Green Library, Shirley Road, Birmingham, B27 7XH Telephone: 0121 464 1738 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday 11:00 -...

Erdington Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/erdingtonlibrary Address: Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9HP Telephone: 0121 464 0798 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday,...

Handsworth Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/handsworthlibrary Address: Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9DP Telephone: 0121 464 1185 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday - Tuesday 9.30...

Harborne Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/harbornelibrary Address: Harborne Library, High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QG Telephone: 0121 464 1596 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...

Kings Heath Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/kingsheathlibrary Address: Kings Heath Library, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SW Telephone: 0121 464 1515 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday...

Northfield Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/northfieldlibrary Address: Northfield Library, 77 Church Road, Birmingham, B31 2LB Telephone: 0121 464 1007 Wheelchair access: No Opening hours: Monday  -...

Sparkhill Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/sparkhilllibrary Address: Sparkhill Library, 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4EA Telephone: 0121 303 0732 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday 11:00...

Ward End Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/wardendlibrary Address: Ward End Library, Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, Birmingham, B8 2HF Telephone: 0121 464 0366 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours:...

Yardley Wood Library

www.libraryofbirmingham.com/yardleywoodlibrary Address: Yardley Wood Library, Highfield Road, Yardley Wood, B14 4DU Telephone: 0121 464 2110 Wheelchair access: Yes Opening hours: Monday -...