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.

What’s New Here at Bren-Books.com — December 2014

Two Signed Autobiographies

Pavarotti: My Own Story 1981 Doubleday First/First **BOLDLY SIGNED & DATED** on the ffep. Book Condition: Very Good+ Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, with only a price clip

Pavorotti

 

 

 

 

Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion 1975 Houghton Mifflin 1st Edition. **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.

Arthur Ashe

 

 

 

 

Two Vintage Mysteries

The Deep Blue Good-by by John MacDonald 1975 J.B. Lippincott 1st Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This is a 1st edition printing of a very early Travis McGee mystery.

The Deep Blue Good-By copy

 

 

 

 

Crows Can’t Count, by AA. Fair (Erle Stanley Gardner) 1946 William Morrow and Company. 1st Edition Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. This is an early Gardner mystery, written as A A Fair.

Crows Can't Quit DJ

 

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.

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.