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:

Man in the Blue Moon Michael Morris

MAN IN THE BLUE MOON is a tense story set in early twentieth century Florida. A mysterious fellow suddenly appears and is possibly a wonder - or a con man. 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...

We Were Brothers Barry Moser

WE WERE BROTHERS is the story of two polar-opposite brothers, finally brought together in a reunion to reconcile. It is powerfully, honestly and lovingly told. 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...

Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Connor Towne O'Neill

DOWN ALONG WITH THAT DEVIL'S BONES is a deep examination of the current conflict over Confederate memorials and how they came to exist across the country. After a chance encounter with a group protecting a statue of General Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, who founded the Ku Klux Klan after the American Civil War. O'Neill...

Change of Seasons: A Memoir John Oates

CHANGE OF SEASONS is the untold story of the life of one half of the most successful pop duo in the world. Relying on handwritten journals, John Oates allows the reader to share the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the failures of his career and his personal life.  This title has been selected as a...

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League Jonathan Odell

MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE witnesses two women exchanging animosity for friendship. They discover that the differences of their race and status can be overcome by their similar experiences in life. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best...

Orhan's Inheritance Aline Ohanesian

ORHAN'S INHERITANCE follows a young man's journey from Turkey to the United States to unravel the mystery of why his grandfather would bequeath the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

Gonzo Girl Cheryl Della Pietra

GONZO GIRL is fiction, but is really the thinly disguised experiences of Hunter S. Thompson's live-n assistant. While raucous and bizarre, this is a moving and insightful coming-of-age story.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last...

Work Like Any Other Virginia Reeves

WORK LIKE ANY OTHER is set in rural Alabama in the early twentieth century and is the story of a farmer who siphons electricity from the state to modernize his home. All is well until an inspector is electrocuted, and the farmer is sent to prison. This is a powerful debut of dispossession, injustice and redemption. ...

The Golden House Salman Rushdie

THE GOLDEN HOUSE enthralls readers thrilled with Salman Rushdie's return to realism with this epic novel of an eccentric, foreign billionaire and his family. As this group, which also includes the wealthy man's young Russian girlfriend, becomes the talk of Greenwich Village, the mysteries that surround each character...

The Distance Home Paula Saunders

THE DISTANCE HOME takes place in the stark, rolling fields of the author's home state of South Dakota. Set during the Baby Boom years of post-war America, it examines the relationship between ever-achieving sister Rene, shy and sweet brother Leon, and their slowly distancing parents. Both sharp and tender in turn, this...