Books & Co. is at Brookwood mall. They have the best selection of books in Birmingham. The atmosphere is very nice, reminiscent of Barnes and Nobles, before they turned B&N into the Wal-Mart of bookstores. Of course, because it is a Books-a-Million company, the resident coffee shop is Joe Muggs. Joe Muggs, is not the place to get a mocha, or any espresso based drink. They do have good regular coffee, though. I like to swing through a Starbucks on my way there.