Record Store Day Inspires Book, Record Store Days
April 17 is Record Store Day, meaning signings, in-store performances and exclusive releases in independent record stores all over the country. It’s a reason to celebrate. This year, Record Store Day will be pre-empted by Record Store Days, a new book from Go Music president Gary Calamar and music journalist Phil Gallo.
Record Store Days is out April 6 from Sterling Publishing. The book explores what makes great record stores tick, from the ways they set and influence trends to the personalities of the fanatical collectors behind the country’s best stores, as well as delving into the tricky question of how record stores are to compete in an increasingly digital world.
Featuring over 150 photographs, the book also includes interviews from musicians, industry insiders, fans and record store owners, and relives legendary in-store performances from the likes of Nirvana, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello.
If celebrating Record Store Day with a good read isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other ways to observe it, like with a limited-release EP from Baltimore bedroom crooners Beach House. For more information, visit RecordStoreDay.com.
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