Record stores in Ohio & Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by panicproject, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    Hi all,
    Am planning my next road trip in the USA for next year and as always I need to go armed with a list of the best record stores.
    I am looking for stores selling new and used rock and metal vinyl in:

    Ohio & Pennsylvania

    Hit me with your favourite stores!
     
  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    record den in mentor ohio just north off of route 90


    any CD/game exchange, they are all over the cleveland area
     
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  3. David Fischer

    David Fischer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh area: (1) Music To My Ear, (2) Jerry's Records
     
  4. Vintage1976

    Vintage1976 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    California
    Gold Million Records in Berwyn, PA. It used to be called Plastic Fantastic, many years ago.
     
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  5. VeeFan64

    VeeFan64 A 60s Music Kind of Guy

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Double Decker Records, Allentown, PA, is the best record store that I've ever been to.
     
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  6. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Location:
    Bi-Regional
    I would suggest this one only if (as I was) you are already driving right past it on 90. There was a thread on Cleveland-area record stores here with more insight on this and other stores in the general Cleveland metro area.
     
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  7. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    thanks. will try and find that post.
     
  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Out towards Amish Country, there's a lil' town called Ephrata, just north of Lancaster on Reading Road...it's called Record Connection. I'd say it's about 40 minutes northeast of Harrisburg.
    In Lancaster there's the Keystone Record Collectors record fair every 2nd Sunday morning, and it's in an old motel right next to Dutch Wonderland on Lincoln Highway east, called the Continental Inn.
     
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  9. nuclear_error

    nuclear_error Forum Resident


    Record Connection is my favorite also. But shhhhhh
     
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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    :shrug: What's the point? Somebody already bought up all the Boxcar Willie...:sigh:
     
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  11. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    thanks for all the recommendations guys. Certainly got enough to get me going!
     
  12. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    there is also a record connection store in niles ohio.....horrible place, vastly overpriced, but he is knows he is now the only game in town and charges accordingly.

    capitalist pig :)
     
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  13. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    This is actually in Bryn Mawr.
     
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  14. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    A few in Philly. Long in the Tooth. Nick, the owner, is quite knowledgeable.

    Beautiful World Syndicate always has good used records.

    Repo Records for indie stuff.

    And if on the eastern side of PA, might as well go to Princeton Record Exchange.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  15. Vintage1976

    Vintage1976 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    California
    I knew it was with a 'B.' Haven't lived there in years. Thanks.
     
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  16. IMFXL

    IMFXL Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whitehall, PA
    Not sure if you are planning to just stick to the Western part of PA, but if you venture to the East there is a shop about a half hour from the PA/NJ border located in NJ. Vintage Vinyl. Best metal selection for vinyl in the entire PA/NY/NJ area. Highly recommended.
     
  17. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    thats good to know, thanks. I'll be driving in via Rhode Island so that should be possible. Will check it out!
     
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  18. IMFXL

    IMFXL Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whitehall, PA
  19. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Columbus Ohio is record store Paradise!!!

    Used Kids
    Records per Minute
    Spoonful
    Elizabeth's
    Lost Weekend
     
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  20. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    thanks! All added to the list :)
     
  21. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Location:
    Bucks County, PA

    With the route you are taking you could also do Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton (for vinyl and cds) and Double Decker( for vinyl) in Allentown and skip Philly for records but sight see. I would add Mr Suit in Lancaster for vinyl, you can skip Record Connection in Ephrata unless there is something you are burning to find.

    You can add George's Song Shop in Johnstown, Pa on your way to Pittsburgh for an curious side stop.

    But if you time it right Vintage Vinyl, Princeton, and Doubledecker will beat anything else on your trip.

    If you are doing soul/Northern soul then you'll have to do Val Shively's, no browsing, want lists only.
     
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  22. panicproject

    panicproject VinylVinylVinylVinyl Thread Starter

    Location:
    London

    Thanks do much. Really helpful. Have added them to my list :)
     
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  23. David Fischer

    David Fischer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Another good store to add in Pittsburgh (in addition to Music To My Ear and Jerry' Records) is Attic Record Store. It is in Millvale, PA but is really close to the other 2 records, all within 15 minutes of each other.
     
  24. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Young Ones in Kutztown, PA has a great selection. They love metal too.
     
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  25. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    I hear you can get lots of cheap Alison Krauss Cee Dees in Ohio. :righton:
     
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