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:

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation Cokie Roberts

LADIES OF LIBERTY: THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED OUR NATION uses humor, insight and personal diaries to honor the heroic women who helped create this nation.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Cokie Roberts at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for...

The Kept James Scott

THE KEPT is a dramatic, powerful and violent tale, told with a unique brilliance. Set in upstate New York in 1897, a teenager and his mother set out to avenge the murders of their family members. James Scott writes in a style reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was...

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Christopher Scotton

SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH gives the reader a warm and wonderful story of the bonding of a boy and his grandfather side-by-side with a large coal company's disregard for the community's environment. Throw in a hate crime and you'll have one of our all-time favorite books and best sellers.

 

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The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War Jeff Shaara

THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR takes readers through the last eight months of the hellish war. Stories are told from the perspectives of the commanders as well as he ordinary foot soldiers.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Jeff Shaara at the store...

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Octavia Spencer

RANDI RHODES NINJA DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE TIME-CAPSULE BANDIT is the first in a planned series featuring twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., as they set out to solve the case of the missing Time Capsule.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by...

Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story Shelly Stewart

MATTIE C.'S BOY: THE SHELLEY STEWART STORY is the most remarkable Rags-to-Riches biographies in the store. Shelley Stewart created one of America's leading marketing firms with clients like Honda, Verizon, The NBA AMEX Card and on and on. However, as a young African-American boy in the South in the...

A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from my World Travels Kim Sunee

A MOUTHFUL OF STARS: A CONSTELLATION OF FAVORITE RECIPES FROM MY WORLD TRAVELS is a gift to foodies from a chef and food editor who has traveled and prepared meals around the world. This is a unique combination cookbook full of impressive recipes from the four corners of the earth, as well as travelogue loaded with...

The Goldfinch - Signed First Edition Donna Tartt

THE GOLDFINCH follows the struggling life of a young boy who survives an accident that kills his mother, abandoned by his father and adopted by a wealthy Park Avenue family. In adulthood, he is captivated by a painting that reminds him of his mother, but also draws him into the criminal underworld.

 

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The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

THE GOLDFINCH follows the struggling life of a young boy who survives an accident that kills his mother, abandoned by his father and adopted by a wealthy Park Avenue family. In adulthood, he is captivated by a painting that reminds him of his mother, but also draws him into the criminal underworld.

 

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Birmingham Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Magic City Carla Jean Whitley

BIRMINGHAM BEER: A HEADY HISTORY OF BREWING IN THE MAGIC CITY highlights the craft beer movement, including the people and places making an impact in this growing industry locally and around the country.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Carla Jean Whitley at the...