For the die-hard vinyl collector, the most obvious focus of their finds is well, vinyl. However, the art of digging manifests itself in so many other things, with books being a major component. Books about vinyl are almost as important as the vinyl itself, considering there is invaluable references available in paperback and hardcover, as well as stories of individuals like you who have documented their journey for the love of wax. In 2015 we received three really great books about the art of vinyl collecting and the people behind them. From bits on the art of collecting and stories of infamous record stores to people with major home catalogs, these books contain priceless information…almost as priceless as your actual record collection. There are also photographs that are beautiful, making these books ready for a book shelf or a coffee table. Check out the three major releases from this year, and head to your local book store to grab them, because much like keeping record stores in business, we should keep those book stores in business too!