There’s nothing like listening to your favorite album on vinyl. There’s just something about the rich sound of a vinyl record, pops, squeaks and hisses included! Rescheduled for June 20 from April in light of coronavirus, National Record Store Day is a great way to celebrate the art of vinyl. Here’s our roundup of the best indie record stores coast-to-coast that you can support this summer!
12 West 18th St, NY, NY 10011
Put yourself in a New York state of mind at Academy Records in New York City! This Manhattan record shop near you has moved online, so you can shop safely.
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Amoeba Music in San Francisco, California, is a Haight-Ashbury legend for a reason. This music mecca has been attracting vinyl geeks to its doors since 1997. With locations in Berkeley, San Francisco, Hollywood, and online, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for here.
2887 22nd Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33713
With over 3.5 million records, the inventory at Bananas Records in St. Petersburg, Florida is, well… bananas. This record store near you is open by appointment and offers pre-paid curbside pickup.
978 Monterey St, St. Louis Obispo, CA 93401
Boo Boo Records in St. Louis Obispo, California, has re-opened and is ready for you! Not ready for retail? No problem! They offer free shipping for domestic orders.
538 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cheapo Records in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been slinging vinyl since 1954, so they really know their stuff! This record shop features everything from oldies, Cajun, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and more. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and can even help you out over the phone!
138 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Deep Thoughts Records in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has a seriously groovy storefront that has to be seen to be believed. When we’re not on the pandemic timeline, they host lots of cool events for music lovers. For now, you can still order music and take a video tour of their funky retro-fabulous space online!
1120 N Ashland Drive, Chicago, IL 60622
Dusty Groove Records in Chicago adds hundreds of new titles every day in a dizzying list of genres!
4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Easy Street Records in Seattle makes being a record snob easy with their massive online catalog!
200 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
With a name like Electric Fetus, you know the selections at this Minneapolis record store are gonna be far out! The record shop is offering curbside pickup and socially distanced in-store browsing.
3301 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Euclid Records in New Orleans is the type of place we could easily get lost in for an afternoon. From their Pepto-pink storefront to their epic collection of vintage gig posters, it’s a cave of wonders for music lovers.
2152 Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Goner Records in Memphis is a musical institution. In addition to selling records and 45s online and at their brick-and-mortar shop, they also host Goner Fest, a four-day music festival with bands from all over the world!
462 Main St, Warren, RI 02885
In Your Ear Records in Warren, Rhode Island, and Boston, Massachusetts, has a killer website packed with albums you can listen to and read reviews of so you can have that in-shop experience from your own home!
3475 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Jackpot Records in Portland, Oregon, isn’t just a record store. This record shop near you also has their own record label, merchandise, and online jukebox. Try them for all your one-stop hipster street cred shopping!
2136 Murray Ave, Pittsburg, PA 15217
Jerry’s Records in Pittsburg doesn’t mess around. They’ll proudly tell you they were voted one of Rolling Stone’s Best Record Stores in America in 2010.
3605 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Jive Time Records in Seattle is celebrating 18 years of being the city’s premier destination for vinyl. They pride themselves on being a clean, well-organized space where treasure hunters can score rare finds and big bargains!
4639 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Chicago is a solar system of music unto itself, where happy customers can score great finds!
348 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Newbury Comics is an independent record chain in Boston that lives up to its promise to be “wicked good.”
4318 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
You’ve never been to a record store like Peaches Records in New Orleans, we guarantee it. Their interior looks like a retro 1950s diner and they stock everything from vinyl, turntables, and speakers to fresh local merchandise like T-shirts.
144 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Planet Records, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a hub for those in the know since 1983.
1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
People’s Records in Detroit has a killer website where you can listen to their favorite mixes!
4156 Hamilton Ave #1, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Shake It Records in Cincinnati will help you get the dance party started!
1916 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Shangri La Records has been in Memphis for 30 years and tops an impressive roster of “Best Of” lists.
1686 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Stereo Jack’s is a friendly record store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that has been doing business since 1983.
2209 Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Sonic Boom Records in Seattle was founded in 1997 by music lovers just like us!
600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Waterloo Records in Austin is a favorite of music lovers and musicians alike!