Book lovers from throughout the world enjoy visiting author Jim Reed at his rare-book loft, Reed Books. Jim Reed, a popular inspirational columnist and gentle gothic humorist, has authored several books, the latest of which, Dad’s Tweed Coat: Small Wisdoms, Hidden Comforts, Unexpected Joys, can be purchased (autographed) at Reed Books, or may be ordered from any new-book store in the country. Reed Books is “Alabama’s largest, most wonderful old book loft and museum of fond memories.” Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am till 5:30 pm and Saturday 11am till 4pm.