The Best Record Stores in Los Angeles

Amoeba Music | Photo courtesy of Jay Martinez, Flickr

Right now is a great time for record buying in Los Angeles. For every Fair Trade, single-origin-bean coffee shop and kimchi churro truck, a new record shop seems to pop up next door every week. In the Los Feliz-Echo Park-Silver Lake-Highland Park area there are 20 record shops right now - and that’s 19 more than there were three years ago. If you want, you can buy records at Urban Outfitters - "if you want." There’s even a barber salon in my neighborhood that sells vinyl.

Nowadays, I play music on many formats. Still, there’s nothing better than digging through crate after crate and finding that one piece of vinyl you’ve been searching for for ages. Read on and find out where I like to do that.

L.A. is a city of stories. Not just screenplays and novels. But real life stories that can only happen in L.A. A close encounter with dolphins. A brush with a celebrity. A cupcake from a vending machine. It could be an event, an exhibit, a song. But the moment it happens, you can’t wait to tell everyone back home about it. What's your L.A. story?

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1816 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
6400 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
2149 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
4628 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
3149 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
1805 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
5906 1/2 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
5116 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
1115 Sartori Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
5123 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042