Record Store Day Reads

The 8th annual Record Store Day will take place this Saturday, April 18 right here in Chicago. Show support for your local record store by adding to your music collection. Some stores in Chicago to check out include: Reckless Records, Record Breakers, Logan Hardware, and Laurie’s Planet of Sound.

If you love flipping through records and scouring liner notes to discover new anecdotes about your favorite band, you're not alone. These books feature characters whose lives revolve around all-things music: records, concerts, and, one of my favorite things, mix tapes.

Wish you could work in a record store? Then The Vinyl Princess might be for you. This summer, Allie could possibly have it all: an awesome job at a local record store and a decent following of her brand new music zine/blog. If you never stop thinking about music, then you will definitely relate to Allie!

The Vinyl Princess is available in other formats.

Fans of 90s grunge music will enjoy The Carnival at Bray. Maggie is uprooted from her hometown of Chicago to the coast of Ireland, forced to leave behind her beloved Uncle Kevin who taught her everything she needed to know about music. When tragedy strikes, Maggie sets out to see Nirvana and discovers the transformative power of live music.

The Carnival at Bray is available in other formats.

If a band tour road trip is more up your alley, then The Disenchantments is a must read. During the summer after graduation, Colby, who hasn't planned much past high school, decides to accompany his best friend Bev and her all girl rock band on tour.

The Disenchantments is available in other formats.

Learning a new instrument? So is Troy in Fat Kid Rules the World.Troy and Curt are the most unlikely of friends, but both need some serious saving. It's just possible that their newly formed punk band might make their lives worth living again.

Fat Kid Rules the World is available in other formats.

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