The aim of this annual bibliography is to provide a record of recent books on popular music and to offer brief, sometimes critical guidance to them whenever possible. Coverage is restricted to books and some booklets (with the exception of important yearbooks and some special issues of journals), and includes revised editions as well as notable reissues. Omitted are translations of books previously published in English except those which include some significant additions. This edition contains entries for books published in 2000, plus a few items published in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999, information on which was not available when the lists for 16/3, 17/3, 18/3 and 19/3 were compiled. To a fundamental list of British, American and Japanese titles that I compiled were incorporated an extensive list of American books by B. Lee Cooper, a comprehensive list of books in German by Bernhard Hefele and a sizable list of books in French by Christophe Pirenne. Dave Laing, the coordinating editor of the journal, contributed another sizable list of mainly British and American books as well as correcting a preliminary list. Contributions on books in other languages, especially Spanish, are welcome.