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256 Washington Street
Salem, MA


  • Motorcoach Parking: No


  • Wifi: No
  • ADA Compliant: No
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Function Space Available: No
  • Family Friendly: Yes

Public Health Guidelines

  • Physical distancing of 6’ or more required
  • Face coverings or masks required
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations available
  • Contactless payment available and encouraged
  • Reduced capacity / occupancy


The Record Exchange, a Salem institution since 1974, is a truly independent music shop buying and selling quality used, new & collectible records, CDs, DVD’s Blu-rays and more! Browse a broad, ever-changing, and eclectic selection of fairly priced used, new, & collectible LPs in many genres in a friendly & casual atmosphere with folks who share your passion for music and movies. From classic rock and metal to blues and jazz, and so much more, there’s always something to discover at the Record Exchange! Top prices paid for collections and accumulations of nice quality records, too. Hope to see you when you visit Salem. Check us out on Facebook!

Greetings to you all! HOURS for this week: CLOSED Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 5/16-17; Sunday 5/22. OPEN: Wednesday 5/18 from 11 to 5 (CHANGE HERE); Thursday through Saturday 5/19-21 from 10 to 5.

NOTE: 11 AM OPENING on WEDNESDAY 5/18 (We are usually open at 10)!

Covid-19 Guidelines – with BA.2 variant 1. Masks required inside – please bring yours! 2. Maximum 9 customers in shop at one time

  1. Please be mindful of others’ space – THANK YOU.
  2. FOURTH NOTICE: The SHOP will be CLOSED from June 26th through about July 26th or so. More details to come, but we wanted to let summer visitors coming to our area know in advance! 2. RSD Drops June 18th Saturday from 10 to 5 at the Record Exchange! More special pressing LIMITED EDITION RSD records for your consideration – not as large a batch as Record Store Day, but some interesting titles nonetheless! 3. As always, fresh used stock going out weekly (45s, LPs, CDs, DVDs), and select new releases & reissues.

Media to sell? We do purchase MOSTLY RECORDS (some CDs & DVDs) very selectively and by APPOINTMENT ONLY! With SPRING CLEANING we are getting many calls & messages, & we do screen what you have before making an appointment. Please either call the shop (978-745-0777 – leave message on machine if after hours) during business hours OR message us here on FB. We can discuss what you have, and take it from there. Thank you very much!

Have a great week everybody & thanks for checking in!

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