Booksmith Timeless Classics
These are the "Best of the Best". They include Pulitzer Prize winners and unknown authors; titles with world-wide appeal and those with a mini audience.
What they all have in common is our connection. We brought some back in print, published a few, and discovered the rest. Almost all are only available at The Alabama Booksmith.
These very special treasures have now become part of our mission - to put them in the hands of readers and collectors with good taste.
Most of our regulars already own signed copies, so to encourage purchasing them as appreciated presents, we will gift wrap, enclose a special card, and ship anywhere in the United States - compliments of The Booksmith.
Make a list of friends and family who will love a thoughtful surprise, and let them wonder how you were able to get the author to sign their timeless classic.
If you are gift-giving, please let us know how the enclosed card should read. Check out the treasures below:
|Sittin' In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s
|Wherever There Is Light
WHEREVER THERE IS LIGHT is based on the true story of traditionally African-American colleges in the 1930s rescuing Jewish-German professors and bringing them to the United States to teach. One such fictionalized case is presented with the faculty member's son falling in love with the university president's daughter....
|Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
|Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf
MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION is a character study by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and her co author who is America's leading Jefferson scholar. The book follows Jefferson from birth to death and not only gives a true picture of the man, but dispels many of the...
|Turtles All the Way Down
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN finds two young girls doing detective work looking for a one hundred thousand dollar reward posted by a fugitive billionaire. The duet's leader is trying to be a good daughter, friend and student as the trail follows the billionaire's son. This title has been selected as a Booksmith...
|Forrest Gump - Limited Edition
FORREST GUMP is the farcial adventure of the best known bumbling fictive Alabama character and the biggest grossing movie of all time. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United...
|At the Water's Edge
AT THE WATER'S EDGE is the story of a young woman in 1944 traveling to Scotland with her husband and his best friend. Left alone much of the time, she establishes friendships during these war days and witnesses an encounter with the Loch Ness monster. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic...
|Offensive Conduct: My Life on the Line
OFFENSIVE CONDUCT: MY LIFE ON THER LINE is an inside look at both college and pro football and chronicles the ups and downs of a driven, successful athlete, ultimately and completely redeemed through grace and faith. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of...
|The Perfect Love Song
|Patti Callahan Henry
THE PERFECT LOVE SONG is a beautiful Christmas tale about two brothers in a band together. Jack just got engaged to a young woman named Kara and is planning a destination wedding in Ireland on Christmas, and Jimmy is slowly falling in love with Kara's best friend Charlotte. When Jimmy and Charlotte write a hit song...
|I'm Keith Hernandez
I'M KEITH HERNANDEZ is the story of the life of one of modern baseball's most talented first basemen. From his youth spent in California sandlots to his storied career with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, the man himself offers commentary and details with his trademark humor and frankness. This title...
|And the Mountains Echoed
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED is an emotional and brilliant look at the pulls of family through generations and across continents. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States....