Record stores do still exist, and Seattle has a lot to offer! Doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned record collector or just entering into the world of vinyl – here are some of the best places to buy records in the Seattle Area.
* Staff favorite: Best vinyl selection
An impressive 12,000 square feet chocked full of music in SODO, you’ll find a great selection, a wide-variety of genres and knowledgeable staff. Silver Platters in SODO is known for their in-store performances.
* Staff favorite: Best curated selection of used vinyl.
Walk in to floor-to-ceiling selection of used records in Ballard. The sheer number of records is awe-inspiring and the staff makes navigating the walls of music easy to absorb.
* Staff favorite: Best place to find low-priced used vinyl
Around since 1977, this Wallingford shop specializes in hard-to-find and out-of-print records. The clean and orderly bins allow for hours of enjoyable searching – it’s nearly impossible to leave without something!
* Staff favorite: Best hole-in-the-wall
Head over to this tiny shop in Fremont, you’re sure to have a lot of fun browsing their carefully curated selection of vinyl. Browse around, you’ll be surprised what you’ll find.
* Staff favorite: Coolest vibe
This record shop focuses on the local music scene. Located in West Seattle, it is a great stop for those who love records and are looking for a hip place to hang out. Juxtaposed with a café that serves a popular brunch, don’t forget to put your name on the wait list – the café can be quite busy.
Of course, it’s hard to pick just a few favorites. Venture out and find that gem you’ve been looking for at these or 30+ other record stores: Seattle Vinyl Map. And, if you found something particularly cool – drop by and take in the unique sound of vinyl at either of our Seattle or Bellevue showrooms. We are happy to take it for a spin with you!