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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!

Hello everybody and thanks to EVERYONE who attended RSD DROPS #2! We had a great time seeing old friends and customers, which is really what Record Store Day is ALL about! THANK YOU for stopping by and for your support!

REGULAR HOURS this week:

CLOSED Monday-Tuesday 7/19-29 and Sunday 7/25. OPEN Wednesday through Saturday 7/21-24 from 10 to 5. ANY CHANGES or REVISIONS will be posted here on Google Business and on our Record Exchange, Salem, MA Facebook page.

Store Covid-19 Guideline Requirements (revised 5/29):

  1. Face masks required inside shop (please bring!)
  2. Customers must sanitize on entry – thank you
  3. Respectful & common-sense distancing inside shop
  4. Maximum 8 customers in shop at one time

IMPORTANT NOTE: Record Exchange is CLOSED for VACATION from August 1st through August 10th. We REOPEN Wednesday, August 11th at 10 AM!

SELLING MEDIA? We are NOT purchasing many CDs & DVDs at present, and are buying RECORDS VERY SELECTIVELY & by APPOINTMENT-ONLY (978-745-0777)/ email – Please understand that we will not be able to look at things you’d like to sell without an appointment! Thank you!

We still have some GREAT RSD Drops #2 LPs left, so check-in before shopping online! Also LOTS of very good USED LPs (and some 45s) going out by the end of the week, as well as the usual eclectic assortment of new and used items! We’ll be posting RSD Drops #2 photos in a couple of days!

Thanks for checking in and 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