The Record Store Book

Fifty of Southern California's Most Iconic and Legendary Record Stores

Photography by Mike Spitz * Interviews by Rebecca Villaneda


Rare Bird Books & Record Store Day 2015

Posted on 22 Jun 2014 in The book | 0 comments

Hello friends and fans – For the Record will be published by Rare Bird Books – a publisher based in LA and New York City. Release date is likely going to be on Record Store Day  – April 2015, so check on the Record Store Day website closer to RSD next year to find out […]

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Posted on 24 Feb 2014 in The book | 0 comments

For The Record has a publisher! Rare Bird Books – a local Los Angeles publisher. The  book is due out on Record Store Day 2015. We will keep you updated.

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Posted on 05 Dec 2013 in The book | 0 comments

Check out personal anecdotes about record stores in the Quotes section written by notable musicians, DJ’s and music professionals. Each of them has had memorable experiences about record stores and they have been kind enough to share these with us. Many of these quotes will be included in the book when it is completed.

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Posted on 26 Nov 2013 in The book | 0 comments

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Posted on 06 Sep 2013 in The book | 1 comment

We will be shooting a short video about the record store book project – in early October. We will focus on a few stores in LA and then post it on this site. The video will talk about the process of making the book, shooting the photos, interviewing the owners, and designing the book prototype. […]

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Posted on 04 Sep 2013 in The book | 0 comments

Murray Gershenz – “Music Man Murray’ – died of a heart attack at 91 years old on August 28th. He was the oldest record store owner in Los Angeles, opening up his store in 1962 on the corners of Western Avenue and Santa Monica Avenue. He had been trying to sell his store and record collection for years, […]

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