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VINYL COUNTDON: Pinner author set to launch new book with special event 

 Published on: 6th November 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

An author is set to release his latest book later this month in Pinner.

Graham Sharpe will launch his book, Vinyl Countdown, at Brook’s bookshop in Pinner on Tuesday, November 26 with a special event taking place from 6pm to 8pm.

Vinyl fanatic, Graham, owns over 3,000 LPs which he has sourced over countless hours scouring fairs, auctions and car boot sales around the world.

From his local record shop in Bushey, Graham embarked on a dream to visit every secondhand record shop in the world.

He’s not done yet, but he’ll be on hand on November 26 to tell his story at BrOOK’s.

This event is free but those wishing to attend are asked to register.

A publisher’s description of Graham’s book, Vinyl Countdown, says: “A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years.

“Graham Sharpe is a high-profile veteran of the betting industry with 45 years’ service of bookies William Hill to his credit – but he also boasts of being a vinyl record veteran with well over 50 years’ service as a serious 45 and 33rpm collector.

“When he was promoting William Hill as their Media Relations Director, Graham would relax by visiting every record shop he could find, from London to New Zealand, to feed his voracious vinyl appetite.

“His life has been played out to a background of personally significant vinyl-related events and his own large and ever-growing collection of LPs not only reflects his musical addiction, but also represents an intensely direct link to many of his key experiences.

“In this unique book he considers all the elements of record collecting which he loves – and one or two he doesn’t – as he continues his long-term project to visit every surviving secondhand record shop in his own and other countries, and reports on the many characters he has encountered, and the adventures he has accrued along the way.”

The book is available from BrOOK’s from November 28 and all other reputable retailers. To register your interest in the event in Pinner visit

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