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

Published by SwapRecords on 16/02/2021

The Fab Four began in Liverpool clubs. Not only The Beatles but also The La's, The Zutons, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Gerry and Pacemakers! City of pop and rock since the 1950s, Liverpool has also a dozen or so of active record shops in and around town. SwapRecords thus offers you a list of the best record stores in Liverpool to buy and resell vinyl records.

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Dig Vinyl | Liverpool

Record store Dig Vinyl in Liverpool

Dig Vinyl is a record store located downtown since 2014, just near the central station. You will find vinyl records upstairs, both new and second-hand, from all musical genres. CDs, cassettes but also clothing and merchandising products are available in this very cool retro shop. Two turntables with seats are at your disposal to listen to some records with tranquility and privacy. Bonus of Dig Vinyl: they buy your records if you want to sell part of your collection!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Dig Vinyl - Liverpool

Dig Vinyl
1st Floor Resurrection
27 Bold Street
Liverpool L1 4DN
+44 7798 757352
info@digvinyl.co.uk

Monday to Sunday 11am-5pm.


3B Records | Liverpool

Record store 3B Records in Liverpool

The second address we mention for the best record stores in Liverpool is 3B Records based in Slater Street. Vinyl records, CDs, event tickets and DJ equipment, a lot of stuff can be found in this independent music store specialised in electronic music. With a long history in dance but also jazz, soul, funk, disco, house and techno, 3B Records is the place to go in Liverpool for electro addicts. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at 3B Records - Liverpool

3B Records
5 Slater Street
Liverpool L1 4BW
+44 151 707 6444
thomas@3brecords.co.uk

Wednesday 11am-6pm; Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-12am; Sunday 2pm-6pm.


Defend Vinyl | Liverpool

Record store Defend Vinyl in Liverpool

Defend Vinyl with its characteristic logo with an arrow and a disc, is a record shop since 2016 located at a corner of Smithdown Road. Selling mostly indie, punk, soul, emo, hip-hop and classics, Defend Vinyl also proposes rare vinyl records from independent labels for you to dig. New and used records are stocked in this yellow store!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Defend Vinyl - Liverpool

Defend Vinyl
395 Smithdown Road
Liverpool L15 3JJ
+44 151 280 0178
hello@defendvinyl.com

Tuesday to Thursday 12pm-5pm; Friday and Saturday 12pm-7pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm.


Probe Records | Liverpool

Record store Probe Records in Liverpool

The fourth record shop in Liverpool to buy and resell vinyl records is Probe Records with its quite famous store front! The entrance is something... the door to vinyl heaven maybe. Founded in 1971, Probe is a pioneer in the city. Relocated in 2010 to Bluecoat Chambers it was originally a really punk and new wave record shop, acting as a supporter of new bands. Ten years after the creation in 1981, they created their own label: Probe Plus. We strongly recommend you to stop by!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Probe Records - Liverpool

Probe Records
The Bluecoat - School Lane
Liverpool L1 3BX
+44 151 708 8815
probe-records@btconnect.com

Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12.30pm-4.30pm.


Skeleton Records | Liverpool

Record store Probe Records in Liverpool

This selection of the vinyl record shops in town continues with Skeleton Records, a kind of vinyl library. Check out the number of records and shelves! Quite impressive stock owned by this shop based in Birkenhead, on the other side of the river. Old school store with vinyl records, CDs, music DVDs to sell, with "all types of music". Skeleton also allows exchange of records so we definitely support this shop at SwapRecords!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Skeleton Records - Liverpool

Skeleton Records
11 Oxton Road
Birkenhead CH41 2QQ
+44 151 653 9003
skrecs@hotmail.co.uk

Monday to Saturday 11am-5.30pm.


The Musical Box | Liverpool

Record store Musical Box in Liverpool

Difficult to see the white walls at The Musical Box. Dense record shop, it is above all the oldest shop in Liverpool: they opened in 1947! A lot of references in this tiny shop. They also sell gift vouchers and merchandising products, available online. Located in Tuebrook district, the family behind the shop managed to resist the decline of the physical market, when many record stores had to close down. If you want to feel the history of Liverpool, then go visit!

Buy / resell vinyl records at The Musical Box - Liverpool

The Musical Box
457 West Derby Road
Liverpool L6 4BL
+44 151 263 3845
musicalbox@hotmail.co.uk

Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-4pm.


Jacaranda Phase One | Liverpool

Record store Jacaranda Phase One in Liverpool

Launched in May 2018, this vinyl record and vintage shop is also a live music venue and a coffee shop. Jacaranda Phase One marks a new stage of development for Jacaranda Records. 7-day performance place, 10,000 vinyl records in stock, Phase One is a nice spot to hang out and enjoy cocktails or beers. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Jacaranda Phase One - Liverpool

Jacaranda Phase One
40 Steel Street
Liverpool L1 4BE
+44 151 363 1292

Thursday and Sunday 12pm-12am; Friday and Saturday 12pm-2am.


Beatles Shop | Liverpool

Record store Beatles Shop in Liverpool

If you are even half a fan of The Beatles, just try this small temple full of surprises. You will for sure have a good moment! Records, memorabilia, items, merchandising, they have everything. It is like entering a shop dedicated to Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings. Though the store has remained quite the same for about 30 years now, this is a must-do in Liverpool. The Beatles Shop is waiting for you!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Beatles Shop - Liverpool

Beatles Shop
31 Mathew Street
Liverpool L1 6RE
+44 151 236 8066
stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk

Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm; Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm.


Penny Lane Records | Liverpool

Record store Penny Lane Records in Liverpool

Penny Lane Records buys and sells vinyl records at The Emporium. Mostly rock music and second-hand records are available there. Another address to keep in mind to broaden your horizons. Penny Lane also trade sealed vinyl records around hard rock, metal, rock and classics. Of course, you know the song "Penny Lane" from The Beatles, right?

Buy / resell vinyl records at Penny Lane Records - Liverpool

Penny Lane Records
The Emporium - Smithdown Road
Liverpool L15 5AF
+44 7806 796518
lenjohnstone@gmail.com

Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm; Sunday 11am-3.30pm.


Cult Vinyl | Liverpool

Record store Cult Vinyl in Liverpool

Last but not least: Cult Vinyl. Smallest of the record shops in Liverpool, Cult Vinyl is a hidden gem in the city where you can find some rarities. Exploring the racks and sleeves is quite special there, with the feeling you could get at Grand Central Hall. Digging vinyl records in the street, like in a flea market!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Cult Vinyl - Liverpool

Cult Vinyl
151 Great Howard Street
Liverpool L3 7DL
+44 7743 793807

Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm.


Psychamok Records | Liverpool

Record store Psychamok Records in Liverpool

Psychamok Records is the last record store of this list. Another possibility for you to buy or resell used vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, figures and books. The real vintage shop that we like so much! Established in 2004 in Wallasey, Psychamok also organises local music competitions and discussions. And you can trade your records as well!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Psychamok Records - Liverpool

Psychamok Records
190 Liscard Road
Wallasey CH44 4TN
+44 151 637 0437

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm.

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