The Record Store Book

Record Store Book

Our little shop’s been lucky to have been featured in a couple of magazines, but no books to-date…maybe the author of this book will do a sequel? A Canadian version? You never know…

The Record Store Book: Fifty Legendary and Iconic Places to Discover New and Used Vinyl by Rebecca Villaneda & Mike Spitz
In 2011, Mike Spitz began photographing more than 40 record stores in and around the greater Los Angeles area, rich with old and new record shops, to capture the lively experience of going to the used record store, discovering that rare vinyl record, cassette or 8-track tape, memorabilia, vintage concert posters, turntables, nostalgia and other music-related gems. Colorful imagery shot on film and in-depth interviews with store owners illustrate how each American independent record store has a unique and vibrant culture that cultivates a communal gathering place for human interaction, exploration and discovery. In chronological order from the oldest existing stores, such as Canterbury Records that opened in 1956 in Pasadena or Music Man Murray Records that opened in 1962, to the most recently opened stores, The Record Store Book respectfully marks the “changing of the guard” from the older to the newer generation of stores as each owner shares facts, store history, and distinctive points of view regarding how people search for, find and appreciate music.

Other new music books that have recently arrived on our shelves:

– Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
The Tao of Wu by The RZA
Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page by Brad Tolinski
The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument Presented by KRS ONE for the Temple of Hip Hop
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton