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:

Dimestore: A Writer's Life Lee Smith

DIME STORE: A WRITER'S LIFE is a delisious look at America's recent past, and the delightful biography of one of the South's most beloved writers. Lee Smith tells all in a manner that is poignant and wise, and most of all enlightening and humorous. his title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...

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...

Only Love Can Break Your Heart Ed Tarkington

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART finds an eight-year-old betrayed by the older sibling he adores. The story becomes suspenseful when the youngster becomes a teenager himself and is consumed in an affair with the girl next door - although she is much his senior. A double murder creates even more...

The New Inheritors Kent Wascom

THE NEW INHERITORS is the story of a young artist and a well-heeled heiress during World War I in New Orleans, whose family strife and the tumult in the world around them threaten to tear them apart.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

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...

Secrets of the Southern Table Virginia Willis

SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE is a culinary tour through Southern food culture, both new and old. It features delicious recipes...

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...

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,...

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,...