Vinyl London A Guide to Independent Record Shops

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Tom Greig, photography by Sam Mellish

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Paperback with flaps
ACC Art Books
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 6 in x 8.25 in
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 162 color
Name of series: London Series

RRP $19.95

  • A comprehensive guide to London's 60 independent record shops
  • Features extensive original photography by Sam Mellish that documents and celebrates London's record shop culture
  • From the author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of London
  • Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Art London, Rock n Roll London, Writers London and London Peculiars

London's record shop scene is at its most vital and buoyant point since the 1990s, following a resurgence of interest in vinyl over recent years. Tom Greig, who has immersed himself in the world of London's record shops for close to two decades, profiles and tells the story of 60 distinctive independent record stores, selling both new and used vinyl. Vinyl London is at once a practical guide, featuring maps, addresses, opening times and stock information, and an attractive visual celebration of London's record shops.

The book is organized geographically, and contains the following chapters; Soho; North; East; South; West; Suburbs; Markets; Vinyl Cafes.

Also in the series:
Art London ISBN 9781788840385
London Peculiars ISBN 9781851499182

Tom Greig has been digging through London's record shops for 25 years, ever since hitting Soho's Berwick Street stores whilst on school trips to the capital. He is a record collector in many different genres, a DJ, and is the author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of London ISBN 9789460581731. Sam Mellish is a London-based photographer. His work has been internationally exhibited and widely published. He is the publisher of Diesel Books, and photographed The 500 Hidden Secrets of London.

What the press have said about this book...

“Featuring sumptuous photography by Sam Mellish, Greig describes close to sixty shops in detail, highlighting what is special about each one, whether they focus on new or used vinyl, and what you might find.”Every Record Tells a Story

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