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.

Modernist Revival book returns in a second limited edition

by Modculture 21 November, 2014

We did feature this some weeks back and not long after, it sold out in ‘record time’ for the publisher. But worry not, as the Modernist Revival book has returned, alongside an exhibition and limited edition prints. Continue Reading

1960s cult classic novel Adrift In Soho to be turned into a movie

by Modculture 20 October, 2014

Have you read the book Adrift In Soho? You really should, especially if you are a fan of Absolute Beginners, as it carries a very similar vibe (and covers a similar time period. If not, there’s a film on the way. Continue Reading

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller: Photographs by Lawrence Watson

by Modculture 10 October, 2014

Thanks to long-time friend of the site Phil Tarry for spotting Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller: Photographs by Lawrence Watson, which is out in January 2015 via Genesis Publications. Continue Reading

Issue 25 of Heavy Soul mod fanzine now available

by Modculture 10 October, 2014

Yes, they have got to issue 25 – and Heavy Soul is still worth picking up. Continue Reading

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