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Our Favorite Record Shops in North Texas

 

You shouldn’t wait until Record Store Day (April 20) and Black Friday every year to head to your local record store. Dallas-Fort Worth boasts some A+ stores with tons of special events, craft beers on tap, and some pretty amazing selections. So check out the shops below for some new and used vinyl to treat your turntable:

Good Records ||

1808 Greenville Ave.

This spot is a must-visit for new vinyl enthusiasts. Between a wonderfully curated new selection and varying in-store events and live music, every day is Record Store Day on Lowest Greenville. And don’t forget to stop in on your birthday; they offer 20% off with a valid ID.

Off the Record |

2716 Elm St.

Imagine that Club Dada and Good Records had a baby and you have Off the Record. With 24 beers on tap, over 2,000 records curated by Good Records and DJs spinning almost daily, you’re bound to find something you love.

Josey Records |

2821 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway

The enormous 15,500 square foot warehouse is home to just about any new and used title you could imagine. And those in the market for a new turntable are in luck — there are plenty to choose from, along with two live-performance areas and a live DJ booth.

Spinster Records |

829 W. Davis St.

This Oak Cliff shop specializes in new and used vinyl, turntables, and music-inspired apparel and jewelry, so you can build your music collection *and* your closet.

Forever Young Records |

2955 TX-360, Grand Prairie

Consider this trek to Grand Prairie well worth it — this place is a record collector’s dream. Just make sure you have at least a few hours to browse *all* of the vintage and new LPs, cassettes, 8-tracks, CDs, and memorabilia. It’s the largest music store in Texas, after all.

Mad World Records |

115 W. Hickory St., Denton

Head to Denton Square, grab a coffee and browse their selection of new and previously owned vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and more. And don’t forget to browse their collection of vintage t-shirts in the back of the store — there are some seriously good finds.

The Good Pagoda |

9026 Garland Road

This East Dallas boutique spin-off of Lower Greenville’s Good Records carries gifts, apparel, vinyl-inspired art, and you guessed it: A well-curated vinyl selection. The store also offers a gorgeous space for small gatherings and special events, so you can host a private party with your fellow music enthusiasts.

Bill’s Records ||

1317 S. Lamar St.

Bill Wisener has been selling vinyl for 46 years and has owned one of Dallas’ oldest record stores for more than 37, so it’s pretty safe to say that he’s doing something right. Have a beer at Poor David’s Pub and head next door to peruse the crates of vintage vinyl and memorabilia.

Half Price Books |

5803 E. Northwest Highway

The flagship location boasts one of the best collections in DFW for sale and trade. So take a break from browsing the bookshelves and check out the always-changing vinyl selection. You never know what you’re going to find.

Recycled Books |

200 N. Locust St.

The Denton Downtown Square boasts two legit vinyl shops, and this multi-storied store on the corner of Locust and West Oak streets has been supplying (and funding) patron book and music collections since 1983. Make it a win-win for everyone and bring in your pre-loved goods for a trade.