New York, NY 10011
- Mon-Wed 11am-7pm, Thu-Sat 11am-8pm
Village Voice's Description
You can find great deals at Academy Records, but leave a lot of time in your schedule to browse the sprawling selection of used CDs and vinyl at the West 18th Street store. (The other branch, on East 10th Street, only stocks vinyl.) Of particular interest at this store is the aWall of Bargains,a where everything costs between $1 and $4.
Tips from foursquare
Winner of Best Place to Buy CDs in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Try to stump the staff on pop culture and music knowledge - it's impossible.
Bulging shelves hold CDs, LPs, and an extensive collection of film noir, silent, and foreign movies.
If you’re a classical music junkie, this place is like paradise.
A well curated selection of used CD's. The stock turnover is high, and the customers tend to be serious music buffs, so if you see something you like - snap it up.
Always some place to be checked. Damn, but didn't I find a CD set of the complete solo piano works by Ferrucio Busoni there.
Reviews and News
Best Of Awards
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