Spotlight on Local Authors

Rob Chapman
  • September 24th, 2015

Rob Chapman

We are extremely pleased to stock Rob Chapman's 'Psychedelia and Other Colours'. Rob has received a fantastic response to his new book, attending music festivals and giving talks to publicise and promote the book throughout September and October. The book explores in detail, the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD during the 1960's. An absolute must read!

"A work of rare scholarship and insight." - The Spectator

"A fantastic, exhaustive history of the genre: comphrehensive but gripping, packed with eye-opening period detail and with a brilliant analysis of everything from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to the oeuvre of the Crocheted Doughnut Ring" - Alexis Petridis, The Guardian

"An exhaustive, idiosyncratic and very entertaining reappraisal of an often lazily documented period" - Jim Irvin, Mojo

"...it's not so much that Rob Chapman's book brings new insights to the table (though it does that too): it's more that it constitutes a whole other table in its own right" - Oregano Rathbone, Record Collector

"As an account of psychedelia's glorious highs and preposterous charms, Chapman's exhaustive exploration of this Arcadian age will take its rightful place as the standard text" - Rob Young, The New Statesman

Andrew Bibby
  • July 20, 2015

Andrew Bibby

This richly researched and engrossing account of a worker-run business is the first significant study of early producer co-operatives in Britain for over a century. The Lessons learned in Hebden Bridge are still relevant today for all who seek to find new ways of working.