Discover London’s record shops in this new book | DJMag.com Skip to main content

Discover London’s record shops in this new book

It will chronicle the city's "brilliantly eccentric and engaging emporiums"

A new book celebrates the rich diversity of London's record shops.

Written by music journalist Garth Cartwright, and featuring shots from photographer Quintina Valero, London's Record Shops is a compendium of some of the city's most loved outlets. 

While no specifics have yet been confirmed, the book will feature record shops in areas such as Hackney, Peckham and Soho.

The synopsis of the 128-page book reads, "From Brixton dub shacks to Hackney vinyl boutiques, Camden’s rockabilly ravers to Southall’s last Bollywood shop, underground Peckham outlets to Soho’s legendary dance music hub, these brilliantly eccentric and engaging emporiums are documented with striking photographs and incisive interviews.”

Cartwright, who has already published books such as Going For A Song: A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop in 2018, will unveil the book on April 1st.

Check out the cover for the book below and pre-order here.



Originally launched back in March at the onset of lockdown, #RecordStoreOfTheDay relaunched back in November.

Topics