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June 2022

Independent Record Store Month

Independent record stores are the backbone of vinyl culture. That’s why Discogs created Independent Record Store Month, an online event showcasing the importance of record stores throughout the global vinyl community.

Explore the Directory

Discogs’ new independent record directory is much more than just a map. It’s a gateway to discovering record stores around the world. Once you select a shop, you can learn more about the store in their own words, understand the genres and formats they carry, view photos, see their hours of operation, and visit their online Discogs shop before you plan an in-store trip. If you are on the hunt for particular records, the directory will help connect you with the stores that carry them!

Look for the badge

A new badge in the Discogs Marketplace makes it easier for you to support independent shops online. Sellers with the Certified Independent Record Store badge have their online Discogs storefront connected to a physical record store. You can virtually flip through their bins and purchase items, even if you’re thousands of miles away.

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Find out more about the impact of brick-and-mortar shops on vinyl culture.

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City Guides

Take a stroll through curated lists of exceptional record stores around the world.

Explore City Guides

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Music Discovery

Listen to music recommended by stores and based on your favorite albums.

Discover Digs

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Discogs is glad you are here. Connect with passionate music collectors around the world and join a worldwide store directory.

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