Books

The written word, whether that’s mod reference books, niche books or mod-related fiction. Old classics or new releases, you’ll find them featured here and hopefully, reviewed here too.

Sawdust Caesars by Tony Beesley (Days Like Tomorrow)

by Modculture 20 September, 2014

Well  it seems Mod books are like buses…you wait for one to come along and then two come at once. Hot on the heels of my own tome about the 1960s Mods comes Tony Beesley’s Sawdust Caesars. Continue Reading

For the diary: The London Modernist Literary Event

by Modculture 11 September, 2014

Plenty of books about and relating to mod have been published in the last few years. If you want to know more about them and meet the people behind them, check out The London Modernist Literary Event. Continue Reading

Out now: Sympathy for the Devil: The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones by Paul Trynka

by Modculture 29 August, 2014

Not heard anything about this previously, but a trawl through the new releases tells me that Sympathy for the Devil: The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones by Paul Trynka landed this week. Continue Reading

Get Carter: The original Ted Lewis book trilogy reissued by Syndicate Books

by Modculture 29 August, 2014

If you are a fan of the classic movie, there’s every chance you’ll be a fan of the books. You’ll have a chance to find out soon, as the Get Carter books by Ted Lewis will soon be reissued by Syndicate Books. Continue Reading

The Biba Years 1963 – 1975 by Barbara Hulanicki and Martin Pel

by Modculture 14 August, 2014

Although perhaps more obviously associated with the early 1970s, fans of 1960s style will still probably want to check out The Biba Years 1963 – 1975 by Barbara Hulanicki and Martin Pel. Continue Reading

Out now: Sawdust Caesars – Original Mod Voices by Tony Beesley

by Modculture 12 August, 2014

Don’t know a huge amount about this book other than what I’ve read online, but Sawdust Caesars – Original Mod Voices by Tony Beesley certainly sounds like a book worth checking out. Continue Reading

Heavy Soul modzine issue 24 out now

by Modculture 12 August, 2014

As the title says, the Heavy Soul fanzine or modzine issue 24 has just landed and is available to order online. Continue Reading

eBay watch: Collection of original 1960s Mods Monthly magazines

by Modculture 5 August, 2014

Not one random copy of Mods Monthly, it seems that someone is selling a batch of these things on eBay right now. Continue Reading

Found: The Rolling Stones – unpublished photos of the band in 1965

by Modculture 24 July, 2014

There’s a very interesting story behind this new book from The Ice Plant, which is simply titled Found: The Rolling Stones. Continue Reading

Out now on Kindle: Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts

by Modculture 5 July, 2014

As far as we can see, there is no physical release of Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts, so if you want it, you’ll have to download it to either your Kindle or Kindle app. Continue Reading