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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!

Limited walk-ins & appointments – Maximum 3 customers at one time.

We are currently purchasing items by appointment only in a very limited selective fashion. Please call the shop at 978-745-0777 for more details concerning selling your records, CDs, and DVDs. No walk-in purchasing is being done at this time. Thank you!

Hello everybody, and hoping everyone is doing well with the return of some cold weather! Back to our regular winter hours this week: CLOSED Monday & Tuesday 1/25-26! OPEN Wednesday through Saturday (1/27 – 1/30) 10 am to 4:30 and CLOSED Sunday 1/31. A few reminders: 1. We do close AT 4:30 PM, as it takes a while to clean and disinfect the shop after closing for the day. We ask for your consideration in arriving at the shop as early as you can and shopping accordingly! Thank you! 2. There is often a line, especially in the afternoon, so PLEASE try to consider those outside in line by keeping your visit to 15-20 minutes when it’s busy. 3. There usually isn’t a line from 10 to 11:30 AM, so come in early, and Wednesdays can be less busy than Fridays and Saturdays. Thank you all! Usual Covid-19 guidelines and protocols that we’ve had since reopening, 3 customers maximum in the shop at any one time. SEE ONE SHEET BELOW for details! Thanks for checking in, be safe and hope you have a GREAT week!

For the latest updates on reopening The Record Exchange, visit their Facebook page.





256 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970

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 may increase wait times

vinyl gloves required (provided), limited curbside available