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Record stores in Birmingham: the best record shops to buy and resell vinyl records

Published by SwapRecords on 12/02/2021

Birmingham is the second city in the UK, and cassic rock, punk and now indie and techno music are becoming the grounds for new bands. Industrial music and post-punk culture define the artistic scene in Brum. And bands such as Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues or the reggae group UB40 marked the history of the city. SwapRecords offers you a list of the best record stores in Birmingham to buy and resell vinyl records.

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The Diskery | Birmingham

Record store The Diskery in Birmingham

The Diskery is the oldest record shop in England! Established in 1952 in Birmingham, the shop has now almost 50 years of experience in trading good music. With an impressive stock of vinyl records, The Diskery is the master of records, ranging from jazz, blues, rock and pop albums. As it says in the store front "everything from 78's to Compact Discs". Thus you will find CDs as well in this great record shop. Probably the best place in town to buy and resell old vinyl records.  

Buy / resell vinyl records at The Diskery - Birmingham

The Diskery
99 Bromsgrove Street
Birmingham B5 6QB
+44 121 622 2219

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.


Café Artum | Birmingham

Record store Cafe Artum in Birmingham

The favourite shop of SwapRecords in Birmingham! Café Artum is a mix of art space, record store and artisan café. Opened during spring 2018 on one of the best streets, Corporation Street, Café Artum provides food, music and art. Indeed the team also organizes events and live music performances. They have built a strong reputation for both cakes and records. We recommend this creative hub to dig vinyl records and enjoy some food!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Cafe Artum - Birmingham

Cafe Artum
177 Corporation Street
Birmingham B4 6RG
hello@cafeartum.co.uk

Monday to Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm.


Swordfish Records | Birmingham

Record store Swordfish Records in Birmingham

Independent label and record store since 1979 in Birmingham, Swordfish Records is a top record shop in the city to buy and resell records but also CDs. Gathering new and old vinyl records, Swordfish is a fantastic place to fish around and discover music. Gold classics, latest releases, you can find a lot. As label, Swordfish Records sells its own albums available in the shop. Especially if you like progressive rock, pysch and indie, or just anything with a guitar, this record store is for you!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Swordfish Records - Birmingham

Swordfish Records
66 Dalton Street
Birmingham B4 7LX
+44 121 200 1521
swordfishrecords@gmail.com

Monday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm.


Hard To Find Records | Birmingham

Record store Hard To Find Records in Birmingham

Hard to find a picture for this online record store. Hard To Find Records has been shipping vinyl records and compact discs worldwide for decades! They even shop audio and Hi-Fi equipment such as turntables, accessories and vinyl sleeves. With a physical store - more a warehouse actually - open only on business days, Hard To Find Records is a good address should you need something really precise: they have more than 1 million references! 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Hard To Find Records - Birmingham

Hard To Find Records
28 Hall Street
Birmingham B18 6BS
+44 845 680 3406
sales@htfr.com

Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.


Polar Bear Records | Birmingham

Record store Polar Bear Records in Birmingham

Our selection of the best record stores in Birmingham to buy or resell used vinyl records then stops by Polar Bear Records. Vinyl records and compact discs are available there, from pop rock, jazz, blues, reggae to funk, soul, dance and even world music. You will find both used and new records! Definitely a record shop for jazz and funk passionates. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Polar Bear Records - Birmingham

Polar Bear Records
10 York Road
King's Heath
Birmingham B14 7RZ
+44 121 441 5202

Wednesday to Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm.


Emortal Records | Birmingham

Record store Emortal Records in Birmingham

Emortal Records is the shop for dance, electro and techno sounds! Now diversifying toward rock and metal artists, Emortal Records is the record store in Birmingham for heavy music. With about 150,000 records, this boutique is a real storage place. From vinyl records to CDs and even tickets or t-shirts, you will come across many surprises. Located a bit out of town in Stirchley, it is a fantastic shop to improve your collection. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Emortal Records - Birmingham

Emortal Records
1 Bournville Lane
Stirchley
Birmingham B30 2JY
+44 7447 352022
emortal.recordshop@gmail.com

Monday to Saturday 11am-7pm.


Traxx Records | Birmingham

Record store Traxx Records in Birmingham

The last address we mention for this selection is Traxx Records. On the Eastern part of the city near Birmingham airport, Traxx is a tiny record shop with vinyl records but also movies and video games. Going there is like a trip back to the 90s! Retro toys, first consoles... we like the place. You have the opportunity to resell some old records as well. Hip-hop and rap music essentially, but also reggae, funk and rock!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Traxx Records - Birmingham

Traxx Records
5 The Radleys
Birmingham B33 0QY
+44 121 742 5625

Monday to Saturday 11am-7pm.

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