Date(s) - Thursday, 6th December
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Graham Jones works for Proper Music. His first book, The Last Shop Standing, chronicled the decline of the record shop and celebrated our own Selectadisc and Arcade Records. He’s back with the story of vinyl, that scratchable, oversized and unlikely commodity which is back in fashion big time.
He explains why we have more than a hundred more record shops than we had in 2009, and how others have gained the reward from their hard work. Budget turntables, manufacturers, supermarkets, chain stores, clothes shops, pressing plants and even the government are amongst the many who have benefited from their efforts. Graham Jones has spent 32 years travelling the UK selling to independent record shops and visited more record shops than any other human. This sound-illustrated talk guides you round the record shops of the UK who sell new vinyl. He has gathered some fascinating and funny anecdotes told him by much-loved record shop staff so that when you visit you will feel like you already know the characters behind the counters.
£4 admission, including refreshments. £3 to anyone carrying a piece of vinyl music. £2 if you have a rarity to show off! Let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org