A look at the range of music publications for popular and enduring music genres.

Dave Fanning discovers the variety of music and teenage magazines, biographies, fanzines, memoirs, histories and encyclopaedias that fill the shelves of modern bookshops.

Sally Mimnagh, book purchasing manager at Easons explains how they decide on the types of music related books and magazines stocked and the challenges facing any Irish publishers looking at the music market.

When it comes to books, popular bands such as A-Ha, Duran Duran and Culture Club don't have the endurance of music legends like David Bowie and The Doors.

This episode of 'Visual Eyes' was broadcast on 6 August 1986. The presenter is Dave Fanning.