Vinyl has proven that it's a medium that's here to stay. Chester County is lucky enough to have seven stellar record stores that are sure to have something for everyone. With Record Store Day 2024 on April 20th, we've put together a list of all of the record stores in the Brandywine Valley.


electric aveAs West Chester’s longest running and largest record store, there’s something for everyone at Electric Avenue. From vinyl, to tape, to CDs, chances are you’ll find whatever your looking for.





HopfidelityAs Chester County’s first and only record store/brewery, Hop Fidelity boasts a wide selection of records from heavy metal to jazz, from classic rock to ambient synth. Vinyl isn’t all they have though, they keep the shelves stocked with CDs, tapes, books, and art from local artists. Beer not your thing? That’s alright! The bar is stocked with rotating Chester County wine, as well as an array of non alcoholic beverages like Deer Creek Malt’s Barley tea!



wax lodgeTucked away in the back room of the Tired Hands Brewing Co. Kennett Square outpost sits The Wax Lodge; a small, 4 bin shop that is the record and beer lover’s hidden gem that’s friendly on the wallet. Most of the stock is dollar records, and you never know what gold you might strike!




foreverchangesForever Changes is an eclectic boutique shop, selling both new and used records, as well as a wide array of handmade goods from local makers. Nestled right off Bridge St., just down the street from Root Down Brewing Co, Forever Changes has something for everyone.




recordshopA newer addition to the Phoenixville record store scene, is the Record Shop, right on Bridge Street. Specializing in new and used records, as well as CDs, they’re new collections every week, so you never know, you might just find your holy grail.




shady dogFounded in 1993, Shady Dog records is Chester County’s oldest record shop. Just a hop across the street from the Berwyn SEPTA station, it’s a perfect place to stop if you’re riding up the R5 on a brewery tour, because it shares an alley with La Cabra Brewing. Shop and have a beer!




backroomPerhaps the most well kept secret on this list is Backroom Records in Chester Springs. Literally in the back room of Scooped Ice Cream, Backroom deals in exclusively used vinyl and is open year round. The stock is always rotating, and they post regularly on their Instagram what they have in.





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