Cincinnati & Columbus Ohio Record Stores

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  1. omom

    omom Forum Resident

    Ohio, USA
    Not sure what direction you are headed but if near Mt Gilead (about 45 mins north of cbus), check out Legend Records. Good selection of old vinyl and CDS.
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  2. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Lots of great choices here but I wanted to just put that extra bump in for Plaid Room in Loveland. Just a great spot.
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  3. captwillard

    captwillard Forum Resident

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  4. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    Not a record store, per say, but west out of Columbus near Springfield you'll find two HUUUUGE antique malls straddling the Interstate which are worth a check. I snagged a mono Elvis CLAMBAKE there for a whole two bucks along with some other goodies. It's fun to dig sometimes!
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  5. aforchione

    aforchione Forum Resident

    Englewood, Florida
    Been to all the Cbus stores mentioned. None of them are bad, but my favorite was RPM. Steve the owner is a good guy and he has a ton of new releases, rare jazz boxes, just about every rock box released on vinyl, and a large $3-5 buck section of used lp’s. Has a decent selection if used cd’s, posters, tshirts, and vintage equipment.
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  6. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

    Records Per Minute is great. Awesome stock on MOFI, AP, MM Jazz, etc as well. Steve is really on top of all the good new stuff. Great shop.

    Used Kids and Spoonful excellent as well. Each has its own niche/specialty. Columbus is an awesome town for record stores.
  7. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

    Central Ohio
    I will be sure to check some of these out when I am back in Columbus in a couple weeks. I haven't shopped for records there since moving away 7 years ago
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  8. factory44

    factory44 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Thank you to everyone who has responded. Looks like I’ve got a lot of great places to check out!
  9. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Wang pot Member

    yes, we are fortunate in Columbus to have about 7 decent to great records stores. A big advantage Columbus has over Cincinnati is you can actually get to all the shop without burning a day in the car. In Columbus they are clustered together and traffic is nowhere near the disaster it is in Cincinnati. Shake it records might be more a pain to get to than Jerry's in Pittsburgh and going to any record store in Cincinnati after Shake it is going to take a half hour in the car at best.
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  10. Brian Hoffman

    Brian Hoffman Obsessive fanatic extraordinaire

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    We are lucky to have a ton of stores around here. I mainly go to MetaModern Music in Oakley, because of the proximity, but they're more into the reggae/psych/prog/krautrock vein than indie/alternative. I've bought The Fall, Fugazi and other LPs from there, though. As others have said, Shake It and Everybody's are great bets as well. I've found some serious gems at Everybody's, including an in-the-shrink Physical Graffiti and some original Yo La Tengos (before the repress). Went to Plaid Room recently and was super impressed by them as well.
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