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:

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 biography 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 1940s...

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, and then is 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. ...

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 title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Kathryn Tucker Windham

13 ALABAMA GHOSTS AND JEFFREY is one of the South's most beloved books. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these stories delight children and adults. 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...

Jeffrey Introduces 13 More Southern Ghosts Kathryn Tucker Windham

JEFFREY INTRODUCES 13 MORE SOUTHERN GHOSTS follows the enormous success of 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey to also become one of the South's most beloved books. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these stories delight children and adults. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...

Thirteen Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey: Commemorative Edition Kathryn Tucker Windham

THIRTEEN GEORGIA GHOSTS AND JEFFREY follows the enormous success of 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey to become a beloved books for readers in the Peach State. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these stories delight children and adults. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...

Thirteen Mississippi Ghosts and Jeffrey: Commemorative Edition Kathryn Tucker Windham

13 MISSISSIPPI GHOSTS AND JEFFREY follows the enormous success of 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey to become a beloved books for readers in the Magnolia State. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these stories delight children and adults. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...

Homewood Martha Wurtele

HOMEWOOD celebrates the unique and wonderful city that is home to The Alabama Booksmith. Using a wide array of photographs, both new and old, as well as meticulously researched text, Martha Wurtele and Jake Collins have put the spotlight on the people and places (including The Alabama Booksmith) that have made this one...