''An elegiac love poem to the vanishing independent record shops in the United States and Britain [...] it expertly captures ''the madness that oozes'' out of a record store owner's skin.'' --New York Times
''An excellent new anthology of writing celebrating the independent record shop.'' --The Times
''Old Rare New's contributors are DJs, journalists and band members. They understand the magic and they know it can make the world a better place.'' --The Times
There is nothing quite like the feeling of thumbing through LP after LP in a dusty old record shop, only to stumble upon some hidden treasure, new obsession or forgotten love. "Old Rare New: The Independent Record Shop" is an homage to the holy places of music collecting, complete with their particular anecdotes, peculiar characters, and unique environments. Emma Pettit, formerly of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, has traveled across America into these eclectic spaces of musical exchange, interviewing record shop owners, collectors and musicians to provide a rich account of the increasingly rare independent record shop. The shops featured include: Other Music (New York), Aquarius Records (San Francisco), Amoeba Records (California) and Jazz Record Mart (Chicago).