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:

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 COPY (shown below) is the...

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 COPY (shown below) is the...

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 COPY (shown below) is the...

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Kathryn Tucker Windham

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

 

THIS COPY (shown below) is the Commemorative Edition published in July, 2014 by the University Press of Alabama. It has a new...

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...

In Defense of a Liberal Education Fareed Zakaria

IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION eloquently explains the importance of writing clearly, expressing yourself convincingly, thinking analytically and all the other advantages of a liberal education, regardless of any chosen occupation. The book also points out that routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or...