BRITTANY: WELCOME. IF YOU ARE AN ADVI READER, YOU DEFINITELY ENJOY SETTING UP IN A GOOD BOOK AND YOU MAY HAVE A PREFERRED AUTHOR. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THIS BOOK SIGNED BY THIS AUTHOR? GUY: IF YES, THERE IS A HOMEWOOD BOOK THAT YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT. LISA CRANE, HOST OF THE CHRONICLE OF WV 13TM, TRAINS US TO THE SMITH BOOK OF ALABAMA. >> The Reporter: THE LIFE OF JAY CREASE TURNS AROUND THE BOOKS. HE OPENED THE BOOK ALABAMA SMITH OVER 30 YEARS AGO. IT’S GOOD AT HOMOOEWD FOR MOST OF THIS TIME. YOU MAY THINK IT WAS HIS LOVE FOR A GOOD STORY THAT MOTIVATED HIM TO OPEN A BOOK LATER IN LIFE, BUT IT WASN’T AN ETH REASON. >> MY SON WORKED IN A USED BOOK STORE IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND I SEEN WHERE HE PURCHASED BKSOO FOR COINS AND SELLS FOR DOLLARS AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A MEAK MILLIS OONF DOLLARS AND MEET GIRLS, AND ALWAYS WAIT. >> The Reporter: BUT HE DISCOVERED THE LOVE OF BOOKS. AND THOSE WHO WRITE THEM. YEARS AGO, HE GORIDT 95% OF ITS INVENTORY IF AND BEGUN TO FOCUS ON OYNL ONEW N HARD-BACK, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. NOW, THAT’S ALL YOU WILL FIND IN THIS UNIQUE STORE. >> MOST GOOBOOKD STORES, AND THERE ARE PROBABLY 700 LARGE BOOKS JUST IN AMERICA, HAVE A HANDFUL OF SIGNED BKS.OO SOMETIMES MANY SIGNED BOOKS, BUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN SAY, WE ARE THE ONLY OSNENY O EACH BOOK IS SIGNED. WE ONLY SELL SIGNED BOOKS, WE ONLY SELL RIGID BOOKS. >> The Reporter: FOR THE MAJOR PART, YOU DON’T EVEN PAY TRAEX FOR THE AUTHOR’S AUTOGRAPH, FROM NICK NOLTE TO DR. RUTH, MOST OF THE BOOKS HERE GO TO PUBLISH REGULARLY’SERRI PCE, EXCEPT SOME SPECIAL BOOKS, LIKE BARBARA STREISAND’S ONE, IT IS PRICE OF $ 2,500. WHEN NOT IN THE PANDEMIC MANY AUTHORS ARE MAKING LIVE BOOK SIGNATURES HERE AT THE ALABAMA BOOK SMITH AND ALTHOUGH HE SAYS ALMOST THE ERYVINIAN SGLE AUTHOR HE MEETS HAS BEEN NICE , GRACIOUS AND THOUGHTFUL – >> THE GRAND PRIZES ARE, THE PUWINTZER, DO THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERS ARE THE KINDEST. >>> REESE HAS A SNAP TO LOCAL AUTHORS LIKE FANNIE FLAG, PATTY CALLAHAN AND RICK BRAG. >> MY MOST SELLING AND CONTINUING TO BE SELLING WRITER IS THE PULITZER AWARD WINNER, RICK BRAG. HE IS A FEMALE AND A TEACHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. AND WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY HE SIGNS FOR US ON A REGULAR BASIS, AND WE ARE ACTUALLY SEEING ALL OF HIS BOOKS. >> The Reporter: THE LATTES DE FLAG BOOK WILL BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONTH. IF YOU W
WVTM Chronicle 13: Alabama Booksmith
Update: 3:09 p.m. CDT September 2, 2021
Book lovers from all over Alabama flock to a bookstore in Homewood for a unique and nostalgic shopping experience. Lisa Crane from WVTM 13 takes you inside Alabama Booksmith and introduces you to owner Jake Reiss. Watch the full story in the video above. Alabama Booksmith is located at 2626 19th Place South. Click here or visit AlabamaBooksmith.com to learn more about the store’s history.
HOMEWOOD, Alabama –
Book lovers from all over Alabama flock to a bookstore in Homewood for a unique and nostalgic shopping experience. Lisa Crane from WVTM 13 takes you inside Alabama Booksmith and introduces you to owner Jake Reiss. Watch the full story in the video above.
Alabama Booksmith is located at 2626 19th Place South. Click here or visit AlabamaBooksmith.com to learn more about the store’s history.