Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Play It Again, Bethlehem, Pa.

Play It Again, Bethlehem, Pa.  
Closed (and it was not open on Sunday and Monday) - 129 W. 4th Street, Bethlehem, Pa.  18015

When my son went to Lehigh, and I visited in January 2014, the store was open and full of records. Unfortunately, its 30 plus year run is ending this August, 2016.  Here is an article Record Run Ends As Play It Again Closes in Bethlehem that appeared on July 20, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Live interviewing the store's owner Joe Hanna, discussing both the store's history and its closing.

Play It Again Record Store Bethlehem Pa. Store Front

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