Seattle’s Best Record Stores

Seattle has no shortage of amazing record stores. You can spend hours in just one store going through the eclectic and varied selections, so we helped you out by finding you the top three stores in the city.

Jive Time

via Flickr user Curtis Cronn

via Flickr user Curtis Cronn

This is one of the best spots to get used vinyl, as it’s about quality rather than quantity. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful, and will help you find exactly what you’re looking for (or maybe aren’t looking for!).

You can find Jive Time at 3506 Fremont Avenue N.

Sonic Boom

via Flickr user Bjorn Giesenbauer

via Flickr user Bjorn Giesenbauer

This spot is incredibly well-loved in Seattle. It plays hosts to live performances and buys and sells new and used vinyl, CDs, DVD, and Blu-Ray. It was on Rolling Stone’s list of best record stores in the USA and is a great place to get educated if you’re new to the vinyl scene.

You can find Sonic Boom at 2209 NW Market St.

Bop Street

via Flickr user Todd Gehman

via Flickr user Todd Gehman

When you can’t find a record anywhere else, you’re almost sure to find it here. With about half a million records housed on the main floor and in the basement, this place has everything from opera to rare ’20s prints. It even has a reputation for attracting the likes of celebrities.

You can find Bop Street at 5219 Ballard Avenue NW.

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