Recommended Reggae Books

Trojan - The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTrojan
MASSIVE new book (300+ pages!) A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett Includes...
Earthquake on Orange StreetBuster's Jamaican Singles Story
New book/zine - Full discography, nice pics, wicked label scans - a work of love - it's the bomb! Only 10 squid!A4 55 pages
Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books
Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span...
Never Grow OldStudio One Discography & Rhythm Directory
BACK IN STOCK!This is the definitive new edition of Rob Chapman's 100% essential discography of Studio One. Rob Chapman has written...
The RastafariansBy Leonard E. BarrettBeacon Press
The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped...
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The Natural MysticsMarley, Tosh & WailerNorton
Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues...
Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz...

Rare 1st Edition and uncorrected proof literary fiction

Len DeightonWinter - A Berlin Family 1899-1945Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000
Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000.Yellowing cover. One crease. Box 1
Peter BenchleyJawsUncorrected proof 1973Andre Deutsch
Andre Deutsch, 1974. First Edition. JAWS, A Deutsch, 1973, first English edition, vg+ soft cover. Uncorrected proof dated August 16th, 1973. Scarce. A...
Iris MurdochThe Message to the PlanetUncorrected ProofChatto and Windus
Uncorrected proof. v g condition. softcover.
Margaret FosterThe Memory BoxUncorrected proofChatto and Windus
Uncorrected proof. excellent condition. little fading on cover. Softcover. Box 1
Walter de la Mare and Joan RutterHere's Flowers: An Anthology of Flower Poemscollected by Joan Rutter, introduction by Walter de la MareThe Golden Cockerel Press
Elliot PerlmanThe Reasons I Won't Be ComingUncorrected proof UK edition 2000Faber and Faber
Uncorrected proof UK edition 2000. Box 1
Mary WesleyThe Camomile LawnUncorrected book proof 1984MacMillan, London
Uncorrected book proof 1984 Excellent condition. Box 1.
Janet MalcolmThe Silent Woman - Silvia Plath and Ted HughesUncorrected proof 1994 SoftcoverPicador
Uncorrected proof little staining on cover. Softcover.
Anita BrooknerBrief LivesSoftcover uncorrected proof 1990Jonathan Cape
Uncorrected proof 1990 Softcover. Bend in cover.
Vikram SethA Suitable BoySoftcover Uncorrected ProofPhoenix House
Uncorrected Proof limited edition Softcover.
David LodgeHome TruthsUncorrected proof 1999Secker and Warburg
Soft cover uncorrected proof. Limited. Excellent condition. Box 1.
Sebastian FaulksA Fool's AlphabetUncorrected SIGNED proof 1992Hutchinson
Uncorrected SIGNED proof 1992 good condition. pages a little wavy.
Iris MurdochJackson's DilemmaUncorrected proof 1995Chatto and Windus
Uncorrected proof, stained pages on edges, unread. Box 1
Julian BarnesEngland, EnglandSoftcover uncorrected proof 1998Jonathan Cape
Uncorrected proof, softcover. Couple of creases on cover.
Alistair MacLeodNo Great MischiefUncorrected proof 2000Jonathan Cape
Uncorrected proof 2000. Soft cover, bends on front cover. Unread.
Rose TremainMusic and SilenceUncorrected proof soft cover 1999Chatto and Windus
Uncorrected proof soft cover 1999 Excellent condition.
Kingsley AmisThe Old DevilsFirst Edition Hard Back 1986Hutchinson
Iris MurdochThe Book and The BrotherhoodUncorrected proof 1987Chatto and Windus. Hogarth Press. London
Limited Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. 1987. Unread, pages a little wavy.
Fay WeldonLeader of the BandUncorrected proof 1988Hodder and Stoughton
Uncorrected UK Proof. Soft cover. Bit worn.
Margaret AtwoodWilderness TipsSigned uncorrected proofBloomsbury
SIGNED uncorrected proof from 1991, slightly wavey, slight yellowing of pages. Light stain on front cover.
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NEW Straight No Chaser #99Straight No Chaser
Over 130+ pages with band-leaders Cassie Kinoshi (SEED Ensemble), Tenderlonious (22a), Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) and keys whiz Joe Armon-Jones. Also...
Trojan - The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTrojan
MASSIVE new book (300+ pages!) A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett Includes...
The Philly Sound BOOKPhiladelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)
BACK IN STOCK!!!!!ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book!  FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!! Everything you...
The Rough Guide to Hip-Hopby Peter ShapiroRough Guides
secondhand small paperback
The Rough Guide to Reggaeby Steve BarrowRough Guides
Secondhand paperback ex-library w/stamps in ok condition
Yes Yes Y'all: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip Hop's First Decadeby Jim Fricke and Charlie AhearnThe Perseus Press
WICKED oral history of early rap. Essential! Secondhand out of print paperback.
Pump up the Volume: A History of House Musicby Sean BidderChannel 4 Books
Hard to find out of print secondhand original paperback in good condition
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Empire Windrush: Fifty Years Of Writing About Black BritainEdited by Onyekachi Wambu, Preface by E.R. BraithwaiteGollancz
Great book introduced by E.R.Braithwaite (who wrote the original To Sir With Love about a black teacher in Britain), this book includes work from Sam Selvon,...
Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb! Rare Secondhand...
Motownby David MorseStudio Vista
Out-of-print secondhand hardback w/dustjacket in ok condition
Lennon Remembers (1973)by Jann WennerPenguin Books
Hugely entertaining interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by editor Jann Wenner. What is so amazing is how unbelievably...
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Highflyers: Clubravepartyartby Jon SavageBooth-Clibborn Editions
Groovy flyers book innit. Large format secondhand paperback
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Eat Cubanby Judy Bastyra
Secondhand hardback funky cookery book
An African treasury: Articles, essays, stories, poems by Black Africans (1961)by Langston Hughes
Out of print secondhand USA paperback (yellow pages etc)
The Jazz Lifeby Nat HentoffPanther (1964)
Description: Nat Hentoff's The Jazz Life explores the social, economic, and psychological elements that make up the context of modern jazz. Among the...
Blood Posse (1994)by Phillip Baker
Yardie stylee!'This book follows the life of Danny, a young Jamaican growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the age of 18, in the middle of a sectarian...
Disco Dancing TonightClubs; Dances; Fashion; MusicOctopus (1979)
Nice disco picture and info book from 1979. Large format paperback secondhand original book.
Black Music Of Two Worlds (1972)John Storm RobertsOriginal Music
Essentiall music book about African and New World Afro-musics of the Caribbean and US. S/hand original out of print well groovy paperback.
The Motown AlbumThe Sound of Young America - Three Decades of MagicVirgin
This is a great collectable for Motown fans. There are  many pictures and much historical information for Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, Gladys...
Paint it Black: Murder of Brian Jonesby Geoffrey GiulianoVirgin
S/hand hardback book w/dustjacket
Raising Hell: The Reign, Ruin, and Redemption of "Run-D.M.C." and Jam Master Jayby Ronin RoAmistad
Hip-hop fans of all ages will delight in this gripping tale of sex, drugs and rock n'rap. Secondhand USA paperback book ex library w/stamps.
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Earthquake on Orange StreetBuster's Jamaican Singles Story
New book/zine - Full discography, nice pics, wicked label scans - a work of love - it's the bomb! Only 10 squid!A4 55 pages
Music Is The Weapon Of The FutureFifty Years Of African Popular MusicLawrence Hill Books
From the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant blues of Cesaria Evora and the upbeat swing of South African township...
Wake the Town and Tell the People:Dancehall Culture in Jamaica - By Norman StolzoffDuke University
This is the one essential book on Dancehall (after Soul Jazz Records' "Dancehall", of course). A seriously in depth anthropological study of Jamaican Dancehall....
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Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heartby Kenneth Bilby
This is the first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts,...
Voodoo, Truth and Fantasy (aka Voodoo Search for the Spirit)By Laennec HurbonNew Horizons
A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended! Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross...
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Youth, Culture and Photography (Youth questions)by Andrew Dewdney and Martin Lister (1988)
Youth culture and photography. Secondhand paperback book
Talking Blues: Black Community Speaks About Its Relationship with the Police (1978)by Derek Bishton and Brian HomerAffor
Secondhand rare out of print pamphlet about black community and the police in Britain in the 70s.
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Marie, Voodoo Queenby Margot ArnoldMayflower
Novel based on the story of Marie Levaux, famous New Orleans Voodoo queen. Secondhand UK paperback
Bourbon Street Black (1973)The New Orleans Black JazzmanOxford University Press (1973)
Description: "New Orleans, "Mecca" of the Jazz world, has always pulsated with musical life. At the heart of this life is Bourbon Street Black - a nearly...
Guns and Ganjaby Don TaylorJohn Blake
Man like Don Taylor (Marley's manager) telling it wild style. Secondhand paperback
Saturday Night Feverby H.B. GilmourBantom Books
secondhand usa paperback
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