Record Store Day: 10 Great American Record Shops
This article was published in Time Magazine on April 16, 2011
This Saturday, April 16, is the fourth annual Record Store Day, when around 700 independent record shops across the country celebrate their continued existence as a cultural institution. Some will have sales, giveaways, performances and signings; upwards of 200 different limited-edition vinyl records and CDs will be appearing on their racks, too. Though most of the big music chains have shuttered their doors in recent years, many smaller, quirkier stores have stayed afloat by cultivating loyal customers and integrating themselves into local music scenes...
Princeton Record Exchange:
Princeton, NJ Packed with records and CDs of every description, this bargain hunter's paradise has been around for more than 30 years. "When music became more price-sensitive, we started emphasizing our cheap CDs," says general manager Jon Lambert. "We try to make shopping here a comfortable experience, so it's fun to dig through the bins, but not overwhelming." His Record Store Day picks: limited-edition singles from Fela Kuti and funk guitarist Dennis Coffey.
This article was written by Douglas Wolk and published in Time Magazine on 04/16/2011. We appreciate their attention to the local businesses of Princeton, and highly recommend Time Magazine if you're interested in keeping up on national news and events.