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Wrecking Ball Music and Books is an independent retail outlet that sells new and used vinyl, the entire Wrecking Ball Press catalogue and an extensive range of books from independent publishers. You can also purchase music and book related merchandise and gig tickets from us.
Our mission is to place the perfect vinyl and books into the hands of music lovers and readers. We appreciate the tactile and tangible feel of books and records, the best words on the page and the unique sound of vinyl.
We stock an extensive range of books and vinyl crossing all genres and we specialise in items not normally found in high street chains. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can offer advice and also track down rare items for you. In-store events include readings, appearances by musicians and authors, as well as book and record signings.
The independent retail outlet is a joint venture between Wrecking Ball Press founder, book lover and music fan Shane Rhodes and concert promoter and music junkie Gary Marks. The success of the enterprise is down to the decades of business experience, enthusiasm and knowledge of both partners.

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Wrecking Ball Arts Centre

Wrecking Ball Music & Books’ new store at 15 Whitefriargate, Hull, is home to the newest venue in the city – the Wrecking Ball Arts Centre.

Ideally located and the perfect space for arts and cultural events, this new first-floor city centre venue hosts book launches, spoken word, poetry, theatre, performance, live music, quizzes and film screenings. With a licensed bar and a capacity of approximately 100, this new venue is certain to become a must-visit destination.

The venue opened on May 17, 2021, with a reduced capacity in-line with Covid-19 guidance and legislation and to ensure safe social-distancing for audience members.

The Wrecking Ball Music & Books store also plays host to in-store book signings and launch events and the store is home to a café space, to enable book and vinyl buyers to take a break between purchasing their favourite music, books and other merchandise and gifts.

February 2

An evening with Spike from The Quireboys

15 Whitefriargate
Hull, HU1 2ER United Kingdom
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As part of Spike’s Late Night Songs & Late Night Stories tour, Wrecking Ball Arts Centre presents AN EVENING WITH SPIKE from The Quireboys, with special guest Chris Heilmann. Following […]

February 4

Wrecking Ball Film Club: At Eternity’s Gate

15 Whitefriargate
Hull, HU1 2ER United Kingdom
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous […]

February 11

Wrecking Ball Film Club: Betty Blue

15 Whitefriargate
Hull, HU1 2ER United Kingdom
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Zorg is a handyman working at the seaside in France, maintaining and looking after the wooden bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his […]


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