Just Arrived! A Very Early Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird WITH a Letter Signed by Harper Lee

Bren-Books.com is proud to feature an amazing and rare find: A 1960 Lippincott 1st Edition, 2nd Impression or Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

The hard back is in very good condition with clean tight boards and minor foxing on the interior endpapers. Pages 56-57 are browned as if someone laid a paper over them. Otherwise the text is very clean. The book is wrapped in an AS NEW Facisimile Dust Jacket, protected with a clear mylar cover.

What adds greater value to this rare great American novel is a charming letter that is dated and signed by Harper Lee, sent to one of her good friends.

 

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.

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