Booksmith Timeless Classics

BOOKSMITH TIMELESS CLASSICS 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:

Nancy Swimmer: A Story of the Cherokee Nation Clyde Bolton

NANCY SWIMMER: A STORY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION is an historically accurate fictive account of the personal atrocities endured when the Cherokees were removed from their land during the Trail of Tears. We published this classic as Highland Press, and traveled with the author during some of his research visiting important...

Nancy Swimmer: A Story of the Cherokee Nation Clyde Bolton

NANCY SWIMMER: A STORY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION is an historically accurate fictive account of the personal atrocities endured when the Cherokees were removed from their land during the Trail of Tears. We published this classic as Highland Press, and traveled with the author during some of his research visiting important...

Rick Bragg Family Trilogy* Rick Bragg

RICK BRAGG FAMILY TRILOGY* consists of the three titles that define Rick Bragg, All Over but the Shoutin, Ava's Man and Prince of Frogtown. Descriptions of each book are listed above.

 

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All Over but the Shoutin' Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the classic for telling the story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Rick Bragg at the store...

All Over but the Shoutin' Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the classic for telling the story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Rick Bragg at the store...

Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee tribute by Rick Bragg) Rick Bragg

GO SET A WATCHMAN is actually an early draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. it is set a generation later and gives the reader a clear picture of the prejudices of the South during these trying times.   

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Rick Bragg on July 14, 2015 on the title...

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Rick Bragg

JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY was researched while Rick Bragg spent the better part of two summers with Jerry Lee getting his complete life story in a one-on-one conversation conducted mostly in the superstar's bedroom. This is the first opportunity readers have to understand what really happened as Jerry Lee explains...

My Bookstore Rick Bragg

MY BOOKSTORE: WRITERS CELEBRATE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO BROWSE, READ AND SHOP was a collaborative effort by Ronald Rice (editor), Richard Russo (introduction), Leif Parsons (illustrator), and dozens of Americas finest authors writing about their favorite bookstores. We are proud to have been included and that Rick...

Birmingham Food: A Magic City Menu Emily Brown

BIRMINGHAM FOOD: A MAGIC CITY MENU details the delectable history of our food. We are considered one of the hottest foodie cities in America with a plethora of James Beard winners. We are hesitant to rant and rave too much about this terrific book, as it is exclusively bound in hardback for us.

 

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The Star of Istanbul Robert Olen Butler

STAR OF ISTANBUL is another in the Christopher Marlow Cobb  exciting adventures of a newspaperman turned spy who in this story is aboard the ill fated Lusitania following a German agent during World War I. 

 

THIS COPY (shown below)  was signed by Robert Olen Butler on the title page at...