FW: Booksmith Bylines Volume I, Issue 20 [Ala. bks/authors]
From: The Alabama Booksmith [mailto:booksmith@...]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 7:54 PM
To: Alabama's Literati
Subject: Booksmith Bylines Volume I, Issue 20
September 13, 2004
Volume I, Issue 20
Super September Signings
Make plans to spend the next two weeks at The Booksmith meeting and
greeting truly incredible, big-time authors. As usual, if you cannot
make any of these in person, we'll be happy to have books signed for
Wednesday, September 15 - 4:00 PM
An Alabama Songbook
Harper Lee said, "An Alabama Songbook is a wonder - a work of fine
scholarship that entertains as it instructs." Every Alabama library must
include a copy of this wonderful collection of ballads, folksongs and
spirituals. Come meet Dr. Halli - maybe he'll sing a ditty for you.
Friday, September 17 - 4:00PM
Legends of Alabama Football
IF YOUR HEART PUMPS CRIMSON, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE. This gorgeous
oversize book has magnificent, huge pictures of the greatest tiders of
all time, with a foreward by Jay Barker. During the two hours of the
signing only, we're offering (while they last), a BAMA BOOK BARGAIN!
Signed copies of Legends of Alabama Football, Rammer Jammer Yellow
Hammer by Warren St. John, and the leather bound, signed limited
edition of The Crimson Tide by Winston Groom - all three for $99. -
that's $200 at retail. ROLL TIDE!
Saturday, September 18 - 6:00PM
BIRMINGHAM PLEDGE WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA!
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
A Fire You Can't Put Out
Sena Jeter Naslund
Come celebrate the finale of Pledge Week with soft jazz played by the
incomparable Eric Essix, who will also sign copies of the new Alabama
24/7 which features a photo of our city's gifted one, as well as Live
the Dream. He will also have copies of his newest CD for sale.
Meet the most important civil rights leader of our time, the Reverend
Fred Shuttlesworth and truly one of America's finest writers, Sena Jeter
Naslund for her national debut signing of the paperback edition of Four
Spirits . We'll also have lots of important Birmingham books previously
signed just for this event, including the brand new, A Dream of Freedom,
by Pulitizer Prize winner Diane McWhorter.
The Pledge Week folks will serve wine and cheese.
Monday, September 20 - 4:00PM
Why Dogs Chase Cars
We've been chasing the South's funniest author for years and finally
caught him. He is one sensational writer who is much, much, much more
fun in person. Please do yourself a favor (and us, too - we need a big
turnout to encourage this most sought-after author to come back to
Birmingham), and come meet George Singleton.
Sunday, September 26 - 1:00 PM
Frank Stitt's Southern Table
Need we say anything else?
For details of these, as well as other fall events, check out COMING
EVENTS on our web site link below.
Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and
The Booksmith Gang
The Alabama Booksmith
2626 19th Place
Homewood, AL 35209
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