Waterstone’s is opening a new shop on a local Birmingham high street - here’s when it will open

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Here’s when the retailer will open its second store in Birmingham

Residents of Birmingham’s upmarket neighbourhood Harborne are getting a new book shop and it’s opening its doors in the neighbourhood soon.

Adding to the already interesting mix of offerings on Harborne High Street will be Waterstones - which is taking over the old venue left vacant by HSBC bank.

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A Waterstones spokesperson told BirminghamWorld: “We are delighted to confirm that Waterstones will be opening a bookshop in Harborne.” Birmingham currently has only one Waterstones store, which is located on Birmingham High Street.

Harborne residents have welcomed the new addition and are excited to for its opening. Currently, Harborne High Street has The Works, WH Smith, and several charity shops where residents can grab new and old books. The addition of the Waterstones is expected to bring famous authors for events - which it is hoped that it will help to increase footfall in the area.

The Greggs located on Harborne High Street has a Google rating of 4.1. (Photo - Google Maps)The Greggs located on Harborne High Street has a Google rating of 4.1. (Photo - Google Maps)
The Greggs located on Harborne High Street has a Google rating of 4.1. (Photo - Google Maps)

This year, Harborne High Street has had several new openings like O’Neills, Rudy’s, and Raja Monkey. More new openings are expected in the neighbourhood with Koi Ki - an Asian restaurant - opening at the Clock Tower at School House.

When will Waterstones open in Harborne?

The Waterstones spokesperson added: “We are hoping to be ready to welcome customers in time for October half term and the bookselling team can’t wait to share all the exciting new Autumn publishing with Harborne’s readers.” An exact date is yet to be announced but the storefront is already displaying the Waterstones signage.

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