The staff at Title Store say there are two kinds of people who phone in: one is looking for a book like Patti Smith’s latest rock and roll memoir; the other might be hunting down a vinyl copy of her seminal debut album, Horses.
It’s because the store, when it was originally founded back in 2006, was a meticulously curated music shop specialising in new and rare releases from rock’s greatest luminaries. And it still is. But as time and tastes went on, owner Steve Kulak’s focus has spiralled out into books and films on any subject that piques his curiosity – it might be an entire era of architecture one month or Stanley Kubrick’s filmography the next.
Kulak's obsessions have led to a second store in Barangaroo. While that shop is a larger, albeit minimalist space; the intimate, jammed-packed store on Crown street is the original and still the best. Just ask Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold or punk-rock icon Henry Rollins. Both are known to shop there when they’re in town.