Celebrate All The Year Round the Great African-American Authors of the 20th & 21st Centuries for sale here at Bren-Books.com #BlackHistoryMonth –

Black History Month is there to remind us always of a significant part of our national history, to never forget our nation’s past, but to create a better America for all. Have you read these extraordinary works by the most notable African-American authors, not just during Black History Month, but all year ’round? Of all the novels of the 21st century, our featured selection, “The Known World” stands out among the finest.  Scroll the following list of books in celebration of Black History Month available here at Bren-books.com.

1. The Known World by Edward P. Jones (b. 1950) won not only the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2009, The Millions website polled 48 critics, writers, and editors, who voted The Known World as the second best novel since 2000. You can find a signed copy at Bren-Books.com.

 

The Known World by Edward P. Jones DJ

 

In the 20th century, African-American fiction and nonfiction spoke eloquently to the human condition, taking into account but also transcending tradition and culture, thanks to these authors….

2. Richard Wright (1908-1960) wrote some of the first books to depict growing up Black in America. His most famous novel Native Son is available at Bren-Books.com.

Native Son Richard Wright DJ Front

 

3. Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) won the 1953 National Book Award for Invisible Man, an instant classic, ranked among the top ten books of the American 20th century.

 

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison later state DJ $5.95 copy

4. Walter Mosley (b. 1952) has had a prolific career writing predominately mysteries. Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) was made into the terrific film starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. Mosley has established himself as one of the most compelling contemporary mystery writers.

 

Devil in a Blue Dress Walter Mosley 1st Ed DJ

5. Toni Morrison (b.1931) and Alice Walker (b. 1944) are two of the most notable African American women still actively writing today. 1993 Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison’s Beloved earned the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, while Walker’s The Color Purple won both the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

 

Beloved Toni Morrison 1st Ed DJ Front       The Color Purple Alice Walker 1st Ed DJ Front

 

6. President Barack Obama (b. 1961) wrote Dreams From My Father in 1994, before his political career began to flourish. Bren-Books.com has a genuine first edition with a signature card laid in. Own a piece of history!

 

Dreams From My Father Barack Obama 1st Edition Signed Dust Jacket DJ

 

Feel free to browse our “shelves” to discover more of what has enhanced and transformed American literature and non-fiction.

Rare Signed Presidential Books | Available Here at Bren-books.com

Bren-Books.com is proud to offer a selection of books signed by our Presidents. A lasting part of anyone’s collection or a great gift for a special person.

John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage 

Profiles in Courage DJ

Barak Obama’s Dreams From My Father 

Dreams From My Father Barack Obama 1st Edition Signed Dust Jacket DJ

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s The Vantage Point 

The Vantage Point LBJ 1st Ed Signature

Jimmy Carter’s Turning Point, plus many other signed books

Turning Point DJ

Books Made into Films: Coming to a Theater near you in 2014 or 2015 | Great holiday gifts here at Bren-books.com

There are a store of promising films on their way, based on best-selling books. Read it first, or see it first. Or purchase one today for that perfect holiday gift!
And while you’re waiting, here are the trailers for each of these upcoming films.  All Available at Bren-Books.com

 

Mockingjay (Brenbooks even has all 1st editions of the trilogy)

Annie 

The Hobbit 

Paddington

Wild (Bren-Books.com has the signed book)

50 Shades of Gray 

Remembering P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime”

Phyllis Dorothy James White “was one of those rare authors whose work stood up to the inevitable and usually invidious comparisons with classic authors of the detective genre, like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.”

(NY Times Obituary

Bren-Books.com has a wide selection of Ms. James works, including signatures on many of her works.

Unnatural Causes PD James DJ Signed Card on Title Page

Unnatural Causes
1967 Scribner’s TRUE FIRST AMERICAN Edition in FINE/FINE condition. A gorgeous unmarked copy with a **SIGNED** Card laid in. Her 3rd mystery!

The Children of Men PD James Signature

The Children of Men

1992 Knopf First American Edition **SIGNED** on the title page. A near MINT copy in Fine/Fine condition.

Highly collectible First Edition and First Printing “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In it’s 5th incarnation (including the lost 1926 silent version) will Baz Lurhman’s version of The Greay Gatsby finally succeed where the other 4 have failed?  Always in the top 5 of every list of the great English novels of the 20th century,  F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic story has yet to get a film treatment worthy of it’s gorgeous words and uniquely American tale.  Being a Lurhman movie we know it will be opulently staged and filmed.  But at it’s core the love story between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.  Critics that panned the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in those roles almost unanimously criticized the lack of chemistry between the two.  So how will Leonardo Di Caprio and Casey Mulligan fare?

Before the Baz Lurhman film opens May 2013 do yourself a favor and read or reread this astonishing novel.

Now, for a sneak peek of the upcoming film, enjoy this video of the newest TV spot released by Warner Bros.

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James Bond is Back and he’s at Bren-Books.com — everyone wants a piece of Bond… (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com one of our specialties is Books into Films.  So, in light of the big splash James Bond made in U.S. theaters this weekend with “Skyfall“, it only seems fitting to share a video book trailer of our first edition Ian Fleming, James Bond collectible novels, currently available here at Bren-Books.com.  Just think how happy a first edition James Bond collectible novel would make that special someone in your life this holiday season.  Books make great gifts, and collectible books make even better gifts!  Bren-Books.com ships worldwide.  Enjoy the book trailer.

Ian Fleming James Bond books currently available for purchase are “Diamonds Are Forever“, “Goldfinger“, “Live and Let Die“, “Moonraker“, “Octopussy“, “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “You Only Live Twice“.  These are very special and collectible Ian Fleming books and would make any James Bond fan very happy this holiday season.  Bren-Books.com ships worldwide.

I hope you enjoyed our James Bond Book Trailer and please share it with your friends and family who have grown up enjoying James Bond like we have. This also happens to be the 50th Anniversary of the first James Bond film, “Dr. No.”  So, for you diehard James Bond fans you might enjoy the “Bond 50” Blu-ray boxed set which contains all 22 James Bond films.  “Bond 50“commemorates this milestone of an anniversary.

Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.

Bren-Books.com Rare Book Trailer – Collectible and Rare Book Sellers (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com we take pride in finding those unique, collectible books that are so special they can be nearly impossible to find and that’s where Bren-Books.com comes in. We find them, so you don’t have to.  We are your resource for those hard-to-find, signed, first edition books.  Watch our rare book trailer below to see a sample of our rare books currently for sale.

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, remember books make great holiday gifts and here at Bren-Books.com we always have that special treasure you can’t find anywhere else.  Happy reading and enjoy our book trailer.

“The Sweet Hereafter” by Russell Banks Signed by the Author on the title page – on offer here at Bren-Books.com

1991 Harper & Row ARC **SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE** This is a beautifully preserved book, in FINE condition and made into a superb 1997 Atom Eyogan film, staffing Ian Holm and Sarah Polley. A great copy to have for one’s collection. *Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into movies. **BONUS** Receive the 2004 ARC of The Darling in FINE condition and is unsigned. Bookseller Inventory # 2541

 

Ian Fleming’s “Moonraker” here at Bren-Books.com

1965 MacMillan Co. Reissue of Moonraker so the copyright page only states 1955 and issued at the same time as the book club but this is the for sale issue with $3.95 on the DJ.  A F/F copy and in beautiful unmarked condition. Bookseller Inventory # 007814.  Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.  And remember books make excellent holiday presents and those impossible to find titles are only available here at Bren-Books.com.

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Ian Fleming’s “You Only Live Twice” here at Bren-Books.com – Buy it today for that perfect holiday gift!

Bren-Books.com is a specialist in collectible books whether it’s that impossible to find rare, signed, first edition or a signed first edition of a modern fiction title we are your stop for that special book, like this special collectible of Ian Fleming’sYou Only Live Twice. “Visit Bren-Books.com and browse our shelves for the perfect book the book lover, collector in your life.  Happy reading. Follow us on Twitter @Bren-Books.