Vinyl is back! Grand Rapids alone has plenty of places to buy new and used vinyl records and turntables to play those records.

You can find more than 26,000 new records and around 10,000 used records at Vertigo Music.
Vertigo Music - Shopping Downtown

You can find more than 26,000 new records and around 10,000 used records at Vertigo Music.

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Vertigo Music

129 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Located downtown, Vertigo Music offers one of the largest selections of new vinyl records in the area. Vertigo Music carries more than 26,000 new records, all of them priced cheaper than typical market price. Some of the most popular genres of records Vertigo sells are metal, punk, hip-hop, jazz, folk, and indie.

Vertigo Music buys and sells used vinyl as well, with more than 10,000 used titles in stock. In addition to records, Vertigo also sells new turntables, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, shirts, patches, posters, and more.

In addition to vinyl records, Corner Record Shop also sells equipment such as record players, replacement needles, and speakers.
Equipment at Corner Record Shop

In addition to vinyl records, Corner Record Shop also sells equipment such as record players, replacement needles, and speakers.

Photo by Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids

The Corner Record Shop

2928, 3562 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

The Corner Record Shop carries a massive selection of used records. “Tens and tens of thousands,” was the best estimate an employee could give regarding the number of records for sale.

In addition to standard size 33 RPM records, The Corner Record Shop has more than 50,000 45 RPMs for sale. Budget-conscious collectors will find thousands of $1 records in the back of the store. Some of the most popular genres of music they have for sale are rock, jazz, R&B, and blues.

The Corner Record Shop also sells record players, replacement needles, receivers, and speakers allowing people to purchase a complete setup and start a record collection, all at once. The Corner Record Shop also repairs used turntables.

Dodds’ selection covers all genres of albums from the 1930s to the ‘90s.
Dodds Record Shop exterior

Dodds’ selection covers all genres of albums from the 1930s to the ‘90s.

Photo by Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids

Dodds Record Shop

808 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

“Dodds is more than a record shop. It’s a museum of music and the history of pop culture,” owner Reverend Charles proudly states. Dodds opened in 1937, making it the oldest record shop in Grand Rapids.

Dodds Record Shop has approximately 80,000 used LPs and 45s for sale, in addition to the Reverend’s personal collection of nearly 500 factory sealed LPs from the ‘80s. Dodds’ selection covers all genres of albums from the 1930s to the ‘90s.

When previous and long-time owner Gerry Dodds was asked by current owner Reverend Charles about the new idea of Record Store Day in 2010, he looked at Charles and said, “Son, every day at Dodds is Record Store Day.”

Dodds Record Shop is well worth a visit, just make sure to check the website for updated business hours.

Misfitz Audio

1044 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

If you ever have equipment problems while listening to all those new and used records, Misfitz Audio has you covered.

Misfitz is a throwback to the days of home stereo stores. Misfitz carries mostly used gear, from a variety of manufacturers, in addition to buying, trading, and selling on consignment. Misfitz also offers complete restoration services on a variety of home stereo equipment including turntables, amps, speakers, and more.

This article was originally written by Brian Craig and has been updated by Experience Grand Rapids.