Cassette Week

How to Support Local Record Stores

The doors to your favorite record stores may closed, reopened, and shuttered again, depending on where you live. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, countries and regions adopted varying lockdown measures that have deeply affected local businesses, including the vinyl community. Even heading in the winter of 2020-2021, some areas have reintroduced stricter (but necessary) measures to uphold public health initiatives.

This is why selling and buying online have become essential this year. Shops are still open for business on Discogs.

You can support your fave vinyl shops, put money in business owners’ pockets, and get your dose of fresh wax by placing an order with one of the record stores listed below. We’ve grouped stores with Discogs accounts them location so you can keep it local or explore the rest of the world.

The situation may seem grim due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we took a closer look at how the COVID-19 pandemic affected stores during our mid-year report, which was released this summer. The numbers prove that music fans are resilient, active, and enthusiastic and that Discogs has become an online haven for sellers and buyers across the consumer music economy. Growth in global physical sales in the Marketplace is up 29.69% compared to the first half of 2019. With a 33.72% increase, vinyl sales have once again crossed a landmark milestone. To put that in perspective, this means that over 5.8 million records were sold between January and June, the height of the pandemic for many countries.

Record Store Day 2020, which was divided into three separate drops this fall, was also huge for shops. Orders (177,794 orders, a 314% increase from 2019) and vinyl purchases (227,473 records, up 325%) on Discogs were much higher in 2020 over the past year.

Why throw these statistics your way? It’s all to say that that the vinyl community is going strong. However, we can always do more.

Below are some resources that will help you ensure the longevity of your favorite shops, stay healthy, and keep your turntable spinning. If you’re a shop owner or Discogs seller looking for more information on how to bring your business online, check out our support for sellers and some of the additional resources on this page.

Resources for Buyers
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Ideas for Supporting from a Distance
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How to Start Collecting on Discogs
Resources for Sellers
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Tips for Opening From a Shop Owner

Record Stores on Discogs

You can easily support record stores by placing orders online. Below, we’ve listed all of the record shops that sell stock through Discogs accounts. If you are a record shop and want to appear on this list, please submit your details here.

You can also check out VinylHub, our online database of record stores around the world, to find the closest spot to you. It’s a great resource for collectors and shop owners alike.

Record Shops in the United States

Record Shops in the United Kingdom

Record Shops in Germany

Record Shops in France

Record Shops in Italy

Record Shops in Argentina

Record Shops in Australia

Record Shops in Austria

Record Shops in Belgium

Record Shops in Brazil

Record Shops in Bulgaria

Record Shops in Canada

Record Shops in Chile

Record Shops in China

Record Shops in Colombia

Record Shops in Costa Rica

Record Shops in Croatia

Record Shops in Cyprus

Record Shops in Czechia

Record Shops in Denmark

Record Shops in the Dominican Republic

Record Shops in Estonia

Record Shops in Finland

Record Shops in Georgia

Record Shops in Greece

Record Shops in Hong Kong

Record Shops in Hungary

Record Shops in Iceland

Record Shops in India

Record Shops in Ireland

Record Shops in Isle of Man

Record Shops in Israel

Record Shops in Japan

Record Shops in Lithuania

Record Shops in Malta

Record Shops in Mexico

Record Shops in Moldova

Record Shops in the Netherlands

Record Shops in New Zealand

Record Shops in Norway

Record Shops in Paraguay

Record Shops in Peru

Record Shops in Poland

Record Shops in Portugal

Record Shops in Romania

Record Shops in Russia

Record Shops in Serbia

Record Shops in Slovakia

Record Shops in Slovenia

Record Shops in South Africa

Record Shops in South Korea

Record Shops in Spain

Record Shops in Sweden

Record Shops in Switzerland

Record Shops in Taiwan

Record Shops in Turkey

Record Shops in Ukraine

Record Shops in Uruguay

Record Shops in Venezuela