NEW 2nd & Charles coming to Tuscaloosa, opening March 17th


A new 2nd & Charles is opening in Tuscaloosa this month! (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Book lovers, music fans, film buffs, TV aficionados, comic book fans and more—this one is for you! 2nd & Charles, a Birmingham-based bookstore and pop culture purveyor, is opening a brand-new location in Tuscaloosa on Thursday, March 17th, and we have all the details.

Keep reading to learn about 2nd & Charles’ upcoming Tuscaloosa location AND how you could win a $250 gift card to 2nd & Charles!

Say Hello to the new 2nd & Charles in Tuscaloosa

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Video games, toys, music and more—oh my! (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Founded in Birmingham in 2010, 2nd & Charles has since exploded across the nation, operating more than 40 stores in 17 states—with more on the way! Currently, 2nd & Charles operates four locations in Alabama—Tuscaloosa will make five.

Built on the idea that “stuff deserves a second chance,” each 2nd & Charles location has an ever-changing inventory of new and used books, music, instruments, games, toys, rare collectibles, decor, accessories, pop culture merchandise and so much more. Plus, customers can utilize the store’s buyback program to sell their gently used items for cash or store credit!

Want to be the first to see what 2nd & Charles has to offer at their new Tuscaloosa location? Be sure to get there bright & early on opening day, Thursday, March 17th!

Plus, 2nd & Charles will be hosting a Grand Opening Event on Saturday, March 26th with valuable giveaways, special offers and family-friendly activities!

Not familiar with 2nd & Charles? Here’s what you can expect

1. Find your favorite books at the 2nd & Charles bookstore

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Find that book you just can’t put down at 2nd & Charles. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Did you know that 2nd & Charles is a sister store to Books-A-Million, the nation’s second largest book retailer? It’s no surprise that 2nd & Charles has such an incredible selection of new & used books, comics and manga. Be sure to check out their “TikTok Made Me Buy it” section to find some of the most popular titles on the app!

2. Games & Toys

Whether you’re gaming on a Nintendo GameCube or the latest PlayStation or Xbox, 2nd & Charles is your go-to for video game titles. Plus, they sell new, used & retro consoles!

And if you prefer entertainment that doesn’t involve a TV screen, check out the toys and boardgames. Puzzles, board games and more Dungeons & Dragons merch & miniatures than a Dungeon Master can throw a pair of dice at. Oh, and did we mention that 2nd & Charles has a huge selection of Funko Pop! collectible figures?

3. Find new & used Vinyl records + musical instruments

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You could spend hours thumbing through 2nd & Charles’ vinyl collection. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Whether its CDs or vinyl, 2nd & Charles has all the new & used physical forms of music an audiophile could ask for. Browse their collection of tunes in every genre—and be sure to look at their rare recordings, too.

Oh, and did we mention that 2nd & Charles has musical instruments as well? Jam along to your favorite songs with your pre-loved instrument of choice—bass, guitar or ukulele—that you picked up from 2nd & Charles!

4. Marvel at 2nd & Charles’ Unique & Rare Collectibles

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Check out 2nd & Charles’ Unique & Rare section for titles you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. ((Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Speaking of rare, 2nd & Charles has an extensive “Unique & Rare” collection. Obviously, the offerings will vary depending on which store you visit—however, it’s a safe bet to expect antique books, collectible action figures, vintage postcards, rare comics and much more. You’ll have to visit to know for sure!

5. Sell used books, comics, vinyl & more with 2nd & Charles

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Sell your gently used goods to 2nd & Charles for cold hard cash OR store credit. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

How do you think 2nd & Charles gets their wide selection of used books, video games, vinyl, musical instruments, toys and other collectibles? They buy it from people just like you! If it’s time to re-home your used goods, 2nd & Charles makes it super easy.

  • First, visit your local 2nd & Charles location to show what you’ve got for sale.
  • Second, fill up to three signature totes with your stuff. A 2nd & Charles buyback manager will evaluate your stuff and send you an offer via text or email—which brings us to our final step…
  • Third, you’ll be able to accept 2nd & Charles’ offer—either cash or store credit up to 150% of the cash offer.

Enter to win a $250 gift card to the new 2nd & Charles in Tuscaloosa!

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Your next shopping spree at 2nd & Charles is on us. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

What better way to celebrate the opening of a new 2nd & Charles than with a $250 gift card on us? Here’s how to enter our giveaway:

We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 16th—stay tuned!

What is your favorite part of 2nd & Charles? Tag us at @thebamabuzz to let us know!



Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.

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