From brews on tap to music venues on-site, each of these 10 places to buy vinyl its own vibe and personality.
by WALTER Staff | photo by Eamon Queeney
Cheshire Cat Antique Gallery
Tucked amongst the furniture and home decor at this Village District outpost is a solid collection of vinyl.
2950 Clark Avenue; chesirecatgallery.org
If you like to enjoy your tunes with a cold beer, the Raleigh location of this Durham record shop has a nice wooden bar and living room vibe.
111 Seaboard Avenue, Suite 116; hunkydorydurham.com
Nice Price Books & Records
Run by some real music-heads (they have a podcast, too!) this store offers an encyclopedic collection of vintage and new records.
3106 Hillsborough Street; nicepriceboo.com
Pour House Record Shop
An add-on to this longtime music venue, Pour House has lots of bins for browsing and a full bar, too.
224 S. Blount Street; the-pour-house-record-shop.myshopify.com
This store is chock-full of treasures, if you’re willing to look — all used records here.
3201 Hillsborough Street; facebook.com/readerscorner
Another store with a super knowledgable staff and extensive collection of new and vintage records, this store is tucked into the back of an innocuous building.
508 Saint Mary’s Street; recordkrate.com
Here, you’ll find an extensive collection of new and used vinyl, plus a site and frequently-updated Spotify playlist with tons of info on new releases to discover to artists.
2237 Avent Ferry Road; schoolkidsrecords.com
So & So Books
Tucked in with their extensive book collection is a curated vinyl stash for this recently-expanded store.
719 N. Person Street; soandsobooks.com
Sorry State Records
This store may be all business on the facade, but inside it’s a friendly compendium of new and used vinyl of all genres to browse.
317 W. Morgan Street, #105; sorrystaterecords.com
Sound-Off Records & Hi-Fi
In the basement of the Carter building and dangerously close to Char-Grill, this store has new and used vinyl, plus all types of vintage sound equipment and a tech-y staff.
14 Glenwood Avenue; www.soundoffrecords.com
This article originally appeared in the April 2022 issue of WALTER Magazine
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