Highland Music offers everything from new and used instruments to lessons and sheet music.
of coffee at Crape Mrytle Café, located conveniently inside the bookstore. Great selection and friendly, bright staff. I love grabbing a book and heading to their café next door for a relaxing read and a bite to eat. Baxter B.
Mountain High Outfitters 127 Summit Blvd 205-967-7607 BIRMINGHAM
Shop brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Arc Teryx and Icebreaker at one of four loca- tions. Got a question? Mountain High s friendly outdoor enthusiasts are sure to have the answer. Other locations in Cahaba Village and the Galleria. Great products and an awesome staff who really knows their stuff. Best place in Birmingham for outdoor apparel and gear. Michael B.
of rotating exhibitions, including their theme wall that features new art every third Friday, and a variety of art classes are available for those who are just getting their brushes wet. Birmingham s art scene just keeps getting better, and these guys are giving our local artists the spotlight they deserve. Laura B.
Kingdom Comics 1425 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 119 205-978-0600 VESTAVIA
Everyone from young padawans to level ten wizards will find something to love about this comic book megashop. From the latest page-turners to vintage copies of the classics, Kingdom Comics is your source
for everything from graphic novels to role-playing games. Every time I come here, I end up spending hours flipping through their inventory. I should really start packing sandwiches. Russell I.
Little Professor Book Center 2717 18th St S 205-870-7461 HOMEWOOD
This gem in downtown Homewood offers a complete selection of hardcover and paperback books as well as newspapers and periodicals. Find the bestsellers alongside the more rare reads or consult with the friendly staff who are happy to make recommenda- tions beyond the obvious best- seller list. And no need to rush off. Grab a great meal or a cup