Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store
– and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store
– not just historically, but culturally as well – with an especially important focus on the need for store
s in the digital age, as a way of keeping both the music, and interest in the music, alive and well for generations to come! As you might guess from the subtitle, authors Calamar and Gallo have a bit of an agenda in their portrait – but they really pave the way with some great recollections of record store
s past, incredible bits not just from folks who owned and worked in store
s, but also from famous shoppers, artists, and collectors too. And even cooler, the book is filled with lots of great photographs – wonderful images of old store
s in color and black and white, plus lots of great sidebar bits that help draw a focus on key issues in record retail. If you, like us, get a bit of a rush every time you walk into a record store
, then you'll be sure to get an equal rush from this book – a wonderful tome that's one we can send home to our parents, and finally show them we've got a career worth a bit of respect! 238 pages, hardcover, and really beautifully done.