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About Us

Proprietor Mark Windle is a life long record collector on the rare soul scene and is the author of a number of books dedicated to preserving soul music history. 
A Nickel And A Nail is a retail company providing customers with new, used and out of print books, magazines, fanzines, vintage sheet music, vinyl records and memorabilia related to the soul, blues and jazz music industry. We also sell books on African-American history, politics, civil rights and culture. A freelance writing service is also offered (see menu tab for more details).
Second hand books are guaranteed to be in be in good condition or better. Used book pages will be intact, without notes or marks on the text. Occasionally page yellowing may be present, consistent with age and use. We want our customers to be satisfied with their purchases; all items on this website are covered by our 14 day return policy.