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New book explores how Record Store Day influenced global vinyl resurgence

Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century will be published in April 2022

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A new book is set to explore how Record Store Day has influenced the global vinyl resurgence.

Penned by journalist Larry Jaffee, the new book, titled Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century, will be published by Rare Bird Books in April 2022.

Starting with the launch of Record Store Day in 2007, the book will see Jaffee speak with artists, record shops and the RSD founders about the influence of the event, and record shops in general, as well as looking into the work of RSD through the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

You can pre-order Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century, which will be available from 12th April, here.

In January this year, it was announced that vinyl sales in 2021 topped CDs in the United States for the first time in 30 years. The figures paint a similar picture here in the UK. According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), more than five million vinyl records were sold in 2021, an increase of 8% since 2020. This makes up 23% of all albums sold in the UK — also the highest figure in three decades — and marks the 14th year in a row that vinyl sales have been on an upward trend.