Dave Rimmer's Rare Soul Bible is a fantastic reference work featuring thousands of detailed discographies and masses of information. A must own for any serious record collector with an interest in northern soul music, or just black music in general.
Northern Soul Books
Lots of of books have been written about the northern soul scene over the years. These include northern soul price guides - such as those from John Manship and Tim Brown - which cover thousands of rare records and provide an absolute goldmine of information. Also, bootleg guides to help you to avoid falling victim to any dubious sales.
There are also other northern soul books where people have attempted to provide a history of the scene, or they have written about their experiences on the northern soul scene from a personal perspective.
Have a look at some of the northern soul books for sale below.
A lot of these books are published in fairly small numbers as it's not exactly a mainstream subject so you might find that you have to buy a second hand copy of some of these - but don't let that put you off.
Price guides are also regularly updated so be aware of whether or not you are buying the latest price guide (though a record is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it at the time!)