Must-have books for vinyl collectors

Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2018

Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2018 Serious vinyl collectors rely on the Record Collector 'Rare Record Price Guide' for accurate valuations, so we've ordered the 2018 edition to sell in store. Launched in 1987 and published bi annually - the Rare Record Price Guide 2018 is the 14th edition of the world's most comprehensive guide to prices of UK releases from 1950 to the current day. Compiled by the expert staff and contributors of Record Collector the leading magazine in the field, The Guide spans every musical genre from Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dance, Rock nRoll, Metal, Prog, Psych, Indie, Country, Folk, Exotica, Soundtracks and M.O.R. With over 100,000 entries, the 1400+ page publication provides an A to Z guide to rare and collectable releases with catalogue numbers, B-sides, release dates and current mint values for every UK single worth over £5, EP over £10, CD single over £8, LP over £12 and CD over £18. The RRP for The Guide is $75, and it will be in store from mid-March.  

Vinyl FAQ by Jon Stebbins

Vinyl FAQ Jon Stebbins Vinyl FAQ is a record junkie's delight. It shares the best strategies for finding rare albums, reveals the locations of the world's best record stores, and uncovers the vast network of record conventions and the intricacies of online auctions. The book describes the most collectible records, examining collector niches and historic auction results. It covers the most collected artists, labels, and genres, and explores the recent resurgence in new vinyl releases. Vinyl FAQ, authored by a record collecting expert, is a fast-moving read filled with "best of" lists; stories about amazing finds; the colorful history of legendary collectors and their endless hunt for elusive vinyl treasures; the excitement of great leads and the heartbreak of dead ends; tips for deciphering counterfeits; facts about the audio devices that play sweet vinyl; plenty of interesting info for rock, punk, psych, pop, soul, jazz, blues, and country fans; and more. Adding to the Vinyl FAQ experience is a visual feast of record covers and label art from all eras. The RRP for Vinyl FAQ is $33, and it will be in store from mid-March.