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:
|The Sunlit Night||Rebecca Dinerstein||
THE SUNLIT NIGHT finds a young girl fleeing heartbreak in Manhattan and a Russian immigrant from Brooklyn meeting up near the Arctic Circle. The novel feels like a young master's touch has delivered a tale that is full of fun, love, mystery and even on occasion could pass for a travel book. This title has been...
|A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General||Ann Dunwoody||
A HIGHER STANDARD: LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FROM AMERICA’S FIRST FEMALE FOUR-STAR GENERAL shares the driving forces behind General Ann Dunwoody's extraordinary success that apply to every leader. These ideas are treasures. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best...
|Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores||Bob Eckstein||
FOOTNOTES FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST BOOKSTORES is a classic for book lovers and an incredible gift for every coffee table. The beautiful images and neat stories should inspire many "sicko book people" (as we lovingly refer to our customers and supporters) to visit as many of these "shrines to readers" as possible in...
|Manhattan Beach||Jennifer Egan||
MANHATTAN BEACH was one of the most anticipated books of the season. This dark story is set during World War Two when a woman's life was structured, and the protagonist becomes the only female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She also has her own ideas about sexual appetites, and becomes involved with a mob boss who...
|The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME||Blake Ells||
THE MUSCLE SHOALS LEGACY OF FAME is the amazing story of the studio that recorded many of the greatest stars of all time. The book gives an insight into this world that few have ever had. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several...
|The Whole Town's Talking||Fannie Flagg||
THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING follows neighbors and descendants of the founders of a small town as they live, love, die and carry on in manners and ways unseen and heard before. This wonderful feel-good story is about a community that never dies. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning...
|To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel||Fred Fordham||
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: A GRAPHIC NOVEL is Harper Lee's seminal work To Kill a Mockingbird adapted to the graphic novel...
PURITY is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder. The book follows a quixotic young woman from California to South America to Germany to unlock the secrets of who she really is. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...
|A Good American||Alex George||
A GOOD AMERICAN remains a store favorite. This poignant, funny and heartbreaking tale follows a German immigrant's family from their arrival in America, through two generations. Along the way, we meet some of the most interesting characters in literature including a teen-age giant, a gumbo-cooking jazz musician, a...
|Setting Free the Kites||Alex George||
SETTING FREE THE KITES is a coming of age story featuring two unlikely teenage friends. One is cautious, the other daring, one an observer, the other curious. They bond while working one summer at a run-down amusement park. This warm and moving story explores the pain and joy of youthful friendship, by the author of...