From rock and roll to classical, and everything in between. Our collection of music books takes you behind the music and shows you what life was like backstage.

    Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics [2020] hardback

    $6.00 – $11.00

    Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.As told by Dolly Parton in...

    Jill Furmanovsky: Oasis: Knebworth [2021] hardback


    ***'A wonderful document of the last great gathering of the pre-internet age. No camera phones, no social media, just a band and its fans as one' -NOEL GALLAGHER On 10th...

    Steve Lukather: GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE TPB Z1 [2018] paperback


    No one explodes one of the longest-held misconceptions of music history better than Steve Lukather and his band Toto. The dominant pop-culture sound of the late-1970s and '80s was not...

    Britney Spears: The Woman in Me [2023] hardback

    $22.00 – $28.00

    The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope. In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears...

    Sinead Oconnor: REMEMBERINGS [2022] paperback

    $8.00 – $14.00


    Bono: Surrender: Bono Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story [2022] hardback

    $9.00 – $22.00

    Bono - artist, activist and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 - has written his autobiography: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the...

    This Woman's Work: Essays on Music [2022] paperback

    $9.00 – $11.00

    This Woman's Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinead Gleeson and features contributors Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz...

    Patti Smith: JUST KIDS [2011] paperback

    $8.00 – $19.00

    Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's definitive memoir: an evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe'Sharp, elegiac and...

    Mans Mosesson: Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii [2021] paperback


    The intimate biography of the iconic DJ who was lost too soon. Tim Bergling was a musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when...

    Richard Morton Jack: Nick Drake: The Life [2023] paperback


    'This is the book we've been waiting for - the one Nick's legacy deserves and so badly needs. Richard Morton Jack has reconstructed Nick's life with great sensitivity and care,...

    Rick Rubin: The Creative Act: A Way of Being [2023] hardback


    Many famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day and then ages out. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists...

    Mark Lewisohn: The Beatles - All These Years [2013] hardback

    $10.00 – $11.00

    The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were...

    Helen O'Shea: No Better Boy: Listening To Paddy C [2023] paperback


    No Better Boy tells the story of a master of traditional Irish music: the legendary East Clare fiddler Paddy Canny, whose haunting music was remarkable for its virtuosity and sophistication....

    Oliver Condy: Symphonies for the Soul: Classical music to cure any ailment [2021] hardback


    ***'Wise and playful...'BBC Music MagazineWith a foreword by James NaughtieWithin the pages of this book lie musical prescriptions that offer comfort, solace and strength in the face of dark times.Whether...

    George Boy: Karma [2023] paperback


    Karma is the definitive autobiography from music icon, Boy George - the fabulous Grammy, Brit andIvor Novello award-winning lead singer of 80s pop/reggae band, Culture Club.Told in his inimitable style,...

    Mark Lanegan: Devil in a Coma: a memoir [2021] hardback


    One morning in March 2021 with the second wave of infections ripping through Ireland where he was newly resident, Mark Lanegan woke up breathless, fatigued beyond belief, his body burdened...

    Brett Anderson: Coal Black Mornings [2018] hardback


    Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty,...

    Bts: Beyond The Story [2023] hardback


    THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL BOOK—Published in celebration of BTS’s 10th Anniversary, stories that go beyond what you already know about BTS, including unreleased photos, QR codes of videos, and all...

    Tony Marnoch: I Don't Take Requests [2023] paperback


    ** CONTAINS NEW MATERIAL ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER & WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE BOOK AWARD 'Refreshing, inspiring and candid.' ATTITUDE 'I love this man so much. He was, and...

    Nick Cave: Faith, Hope and Carnage: Sunday Times Bestseller [2022] hardback

    $17.00 – $25.00

    Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave's inner life.Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with the journalist Sean O'Hagan, this is a profoundly thoughtful...

    Oasis: Supersonic: The Complete, Authorised and Uncut Interviews [2021] hardback

    $7.00 – $11.00

    'We are the biggest band in Britain of all time, ever. The funny thing is, all that fucking mouthing off three years ago about how we were going to be...

    Billie Eilish: Billie Eilish [2021] hardback


    Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish shares an intimate inside look at her life - both on and off the stage - in this stunning, photo-filled book.Billie Eilish is a phenomenon....

    Foster and Allen [2013]


    This is the combined life story of Mick Foster and Tony Allen, revealing how these most unlikely of stars toured the world and entered the record books. A charming narrative...

    Ball Michael: Different Aspects [2023] paperback


    In 1989, a young Michael Ball landed the lead role in the musical Aspects of Love. It was a moment that changed his life forever. It was the first time...

    Nick Cave: Faith, Hope and Carnage [2023] paperback



    Paul Charles: Adventures In Wonderland [2023] paperback


    Adventures in Wonderland is an extraordinary true life story, giving the most brilliant insights ever into the fascinating, often exhilarating – and sometimes emotionally devastating – world of contemporary music...

    Mark Lanegan: Sing Backwards and Weep [2021] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER"Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love?" NICK CAVE"A stoned cold classic" IAN RANKIN'Mark Lanegan writes like he sings, from the pained heart of a...

    Michelle Zauner: Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner [2022] paperback

    $9.00 – $15.00

    One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021The New York Times bestseller from the Grammy-nominated indie rockstar Japanese Breakfast, an unflinching, deeply moving memoir about growing up mixed-race, Korean food,...

    John Spillane: Will We Be Brilliant or What?: Songs & Stories [2016] hardback


    John Spillane fell in love with singing when he was a small boy and now that he has written about 200 songs and an opera, he feels he's starting to...

    Clarke John Cooper: I Wanna Be Yours [2021] paperback


    'One of Britain's outstanding poets' Sir Paul McCartney'Riveting' Observer'An exuberant account of a remarkable life' New StatesmanThis is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject...

    Bob Dylan: The Philosophy of Modern Song: Bob Dylan [2022] hardback


    The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One - and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan,...

    Baxter Dury: Chaise Longue [2021] hardback


    An Uncut Book of the Year 2021'Wild, exhilarating and very funny' Sunday Times'A must-read for pop culture fans' Evening Standard Best Non-fiction 2021'Beautifully deadpan' The Times, Books of the Year...

    Graeme Thomson: Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott: The Authorised Biography of Phil Lynott [2016] paperback


    The first biography to be written with the cooperation of the Lynott Estate, Cowboy Song is the definitive authorised account of the extraordinary life and career of Thin Lizzy guiding...

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Spinning Plates: Music, Men, Motherhood and Me: TALES FROM OUR FAVOURITE 24 HOUR KITCHEN DISCO QUEEN [2021] paperback


    Sophie Ellis-Bextor shares her experiences, insights and reflections on men, music and motherhood.Sophie Ellis-Bextor's kitchen discos became a source of much needed escapism, catharsis and sequined joy for a swathe...

    Joni Mitchell: Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings [2019] hardback


    'Glorious' Guardian'Revelatory' New Yorker'Evocative' Los Angeles TimesIn 1971, as her groundbreaking album Blue emerged as a singular commercial and critical success around the world, Joni Mitchell puzzled over what gift...

    John: Me: Elton John Official Autobiography [2019] hardback

    $10.00 – $15.00

    'The rock memoir of the decade' Daily Mail'The rock star's gloriously entertaining and candid memoir is a gift to the reader' Sunday TimesIn his first and only official autobiography, music...

    Booker T. Jones: Time is Tight: The Autobiography of Booker T Jones [2019] hardback


    The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music....

    Steve Garrigan: High Hopes [2021] trade paper back

    $5.00 – $11.00

    'Steve beautifully communicates his vulnerabilities in his music -- he does the same in this powerful story' Niall Breslin As lead singer and songwriter of hugely successful Irish rock band...

    Barney Hoskyns: Major Dudes [2017] paperback


    At its core a creative marriage between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan are one of the defining and bestselling American rock acts of the last half-century, recording several...

    Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much [2019] hardback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'THE ROCK 'N' ROLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR' MAIL ON SUNDAY'Essential for fans and great reading for anyone else' Classic RockBreak-ups, make-ups, groupies, band politics, court battles,...

    Alex Bilmes: Harry Styles [2023] hardback


    Fabulously dressed with a flair all his own, unapologetic yet vulnerable, talented yet supremely humble: Harry Styles is a cultural phenomenon and icon for our times. This photo-packed, gold-foiled luxe...

    Thurston Moore: Sonic Life [2023] paperback


    A music-obsessed retrospective, beginning with his childhood epiphany of rock 'n' roll in the early 1960s into an infatuation with the subversive world of 1970s punk and no wave blasting...

    Norman Philip: George Harrison [2023] paperback


    From the author of the million-copy selling Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation and the bestselling John Lennon: The Life comes a revealing portrait of George Harrison, the most undervalued...

    Robinson Staci: Tupac Shakur [2023] hardback


    The first and only Estate-authorized biography of the legendary artist, Tupac Shakur, a moving exploration of his life and powerful legacy, fully illustrated with photos, mementos, handwritten poetry, musings, and...

    Pinnock Leigh-Anne: Believe [2023] paperback


    'I found my power when I realized it was within me, within my skin and within my soul. It just needed to be set free.' Leigh-Anne Pinnock's life changed overnight...

    Matlock Glen: Triggers [2023] hardback


    A fascinating new book charting the life and career of Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock through the lens of thirty of his most formative songs - from the ones that...

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