Havens for music collectors

Not able to make it out to Vintage Vinyl on Saturday? Check out any of the following locations for what is only a start of the arena for music enthusiasts in CU.
Record Swap
114 E. University Ave., C
Recently moved from a location on Race Street in Urbana, Record Swap has been providing CU with the best in LPs, CDs and cassettes since 1979. Particularly strong in their LP selection (as per the store’s name), Record Swap’s specialty appears in an excellent collection of music in the areas of imports, jazz, blues and world music.
303 W. Griggs St., U
Parasol is a not-to-be missed force in the sale of music in CU. With a regularly updated selection of new releases, as well as the unmistakable influence of the Parasol Label Group itself, this Urbana business is at the top of its game.
Exile on Main Street
1 Main St., C
Having recently played host to events such as Record Store Day and the Bob Dylan Cover Fest, Exile on Main Street is a recognizable collaboration of live music and up-to-date music selection. Like Parasol, the store also carries an expansive variety of music from local artists.
Old Main Bookshoppe
116 N. Walnut St., C
Downtown Champaign’s Old Main Bookshoppe is a hidden gem for music collectors in CU. Located on Walnut Street, the store is a cozy environment, packed wall-to-wall with not only used vinyl, CDs and cassettes but also a fine selection of books.

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