PHILADELPHIA - No matter your taste in music, Philadelphia has plenty of record stores that carry new or pre-loved vinyl records and CDs that you need. Their friendly staff will assist in quickly finding what you're after to ensure that all of your needs are fulfilled quickly.
1. Repo Records
Repo Records, established in Pennsylvania since 1986 and managed by Dan Matherson since 2004, specializes in punk rock and indie LPs, CDs and cassettes both new and pre-owned. Their original store opened its doors in Wayne, PA; with multiple locations now operating throughout Pennsylvania including this Philadelphia store on 506 South St. Apart from offering an expansive collection of music, this store also sells band t-shirts and memorabilia. Girlpool, an all female indie band performed Ideal World as part of an in-store performance!
Latchkey Record Store on East Passyunk Avenue stands out as one of Philadelphia's newer RSD record stores, owned by an experienced former DJ who has assembled an eclectic assortment of record-related products: vinyl records, pop culture collectibles, upcycled clothing items and bath bombs - not forgetting an innovative listening station! Marc Faletti utilized Temple SBDC's resources and knowledge in order to successfully launch his brick-and-mortar business for the first time, drawing upon their knowledge and leveraging their resources. Equipped with both business acumen and marketing knowhow, his '80s/'90s themed concept came to life as planned with true Philadelphia flair.
3. Long In the Tooth
Long In the Tooth is beloved among locals for its wide selection of music, DVDs, books and vinyl records. Conveniently located at 2027 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Row, Long In the Tooth has quickly become one of Philadelphia's go-to shops for all things musical & vinyl related. Racks and walls of used CDs, LPs and merchandise from many genres line these shelves and walls - an excellent opportunity to find that hard-to-find record that you haven't found elsewhere!
4. Sit & Spin Records
Sit & Spin Records in South Philadelphia offers everything from new to old school vinyl. Established in 2013 and led by avid music lovers Colin and Leora, this brick and mortar establishment specializes in both new and used vinyl releases including Punk Metal Rock Jazz Blues Hip Hop to name but a few genres. At this outstanding store, what really stands out is its friendly staff who are more than eager to assist customers. Additionally, you may even be eligible for some freebies or discounts by buying multiple items at once!
5. Digital Underground
Digital Underground offers an incredible selection of goth, industrial and metal music at very reasonable prices - and is particularly focused on these genres. Fans of this genre should also visit the used section, where there are tons of albums for very reasonable prices as well as interesting memorabilia such as band t-shirts and posters.
6. Cratediggaz Records
Cratediggaz Records in Philadelphia's Fishtown district is quickly becoming a go-to location. Boasting an expansive collection of jazz, funk and hip hop records as well as out-of-print books and musical equipment. The shop has long been a haven for lyricists, musicians, and beat producers. Here you can get special records and collaborate on new beats with others in your community. CD Bob and Mark have created an environment in which artists thrive - CD is truly supportive in helping artists flourish!
7. Molly’s Books & Records
Molly's Books & Records can be found tucked away in the Italian Market, offering secondhand books and records at low prices. With an overflow of shelves full of titles to peruse and a friendly staff always on hand to assist, Molly's is sure to exceed any customer expectation! Molly's Bookstore in Philadelphia is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon browsing for cookbooks or classic sci-fi/pulp paperbacks, making the experience truly enjoyable. And as always, inventory changes regularly!