Boston area record stores

Last week shared The ultimate guide to independent record stores in greater Boston, including many of my favorites:

Ones they missed, from my POV:

  • Beverly Coin, Jewelry, Records & Estate Appraisals
    • Ok, technically not just a record shop but has a significant and well curated vinyl collection
    • There’s a ton of cool stuff here – especially new wave/80s alternative, punk, and classic 50s-70s Jazz
  • Mystery Train Records, Gloucester
    • Long standing north shore gem
  • Soundtracks, Beverly
    • Owned/operated by DJ 7L (part of Czarface)
    • Smaller collection, carefully curated – but I’ve found lots of good finds here
  • Joe’s Albums, Worcester
    • Not to restart a debate about whether Worcester is part of greater Boston, but lots of good finds here – try to stop in whenever I’m west of 495

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  1. David Cutler

    Mystery Train is always grooving here on Cape. Ann

    I miss living upstairs from

    • I’ll have to get to Nuggets at some point – TBH I thought they’d closed with all the construction in Kenmore

  2. A few other north of Boston options:

    Dyno Records in Newburyport – great selection of both new vinyl and vintage.

    Vinyl Destination in Lowell, MA – also part of Mill No. 5 which has semi-annual record fairs with multiple vendors. I’ve picked up lots of great records every time I’ve made the trip.

    AnnTiques Antiques in Ipswich. Again, not a full on record store but with a separate record room with lots of gems. You have to be a bit more cautious on condition but the pricing reflects that.