Writer Rebecca Villaneda is finishing up her interviews with store owners, and I am working on layout designs for the book with designer and bookmaker Carlos Benitez from Global Media Network. We are designing a prototype that can be shown to publishers, or that we can use if we choose to self-publish. The design process […]
Hello – we just posted a notice about our blog on Facebook so please drop us a line, write something here and tell us about yourself, about your favorite record store, an experience you had in a record store, anything memorable related to record stores. Tell us if you are interested in the book and […]
YES. There are still record stores around, and in abundance. The number is growing. In Los Angeles alone, there are almost thirty record stores, and some of these are new stores that opened up during the shooting of this project. The oldest existing record store in the Los Angeles area is Canterbury Records in Pasadena, […]
Throughout these updates, I will post individual images from the book. However, to see sample layouts of how the images and text will look on the actual pages in the book, go to the Sample Pages section of this blog. That section should be up and running soon.
Hi – welcome to our new blog about the first ever photography and interview book about independent record stores of Los Angeles and beyond. I want to emphasize that our book focuses specifically on record stores – this is not a book about record collectors or record covers, nor is it about the most influential records everyone must have in their collections. Our book is not a guide to […]