The Tap Publishing

The Tap Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Derby which specialises in books on popular culture and with local interest.

When The Stars Came To Town - £15.99

This book chronicles over forty shows that visited Derby’s largest cinema between 1959 and 1966 and shares the memories of people who were there. It also presents a fascinating, previously unpublished, collection of photographs of some of these stars taken while of they were in the city. Read More

Rum’n’Coke - £8.95

Rum & Coke is a humorous, intriguing and mysterious novel tracing the rites of passage, anxieties and inspirations of the teenage hero. The book which is set in early 1960s Derby and Derbyshire is a rare glimpse of what life was like in the town and surrounding villages at the dawn of the Swinging Sixties. Read More

Key Changes - Geoff Cook. £9.50

Born during the second world war, Derby born Geoff Cook came from a musical family and his mother taught him to play the piano at an early age. He developed his musical talent in the 50s at Bemrose School but was banned from the school organ when he was caught playing inappropriate music. Read More

We Danced In Derby - £15.95
(Coming in October 2021)

Were you young enough (or old enough) in the 1960s to dance in Derby’s famous Dance Halls, Clubs and Discos? This new local interest book chronicles all the dance venues which were frequented by the teens and 20s during that magical decade. Read More