Bop Street Records

Bop Street Records

5219 Ballard Ave., Seattle, WA 98107

Vinyl rules at this temple to the LP, EP, 45, and 33. Located in the Salmon Bay neighborhood, this cavernous superstore boasts a collection of 650,000 albums, stored in display bins, shelves, and even boxes, arranged from floor to ceiling. Owner Dave Vorhees can help customers locate rarities or test-drive an album on the shop’s stereo system. The focus here is on jazz, soul, blues, and funk, but that doesn’t mean classical, country, or rock fans are left out in the cold. Budget plenty of time to browse.

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