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What are you searching for?

Every musical genre is represented in every format. New & Used Vinyl, an extensive selection of CD & Cassette from complete operas to rap and from world music to local Chicago artists. If we don’t have it in stock, we can usually have it in 24 to 48 hours.

Our specialty has always been our experience. Val’s expertise extended all the way back to her first record biz job at Capitol Records in 1962, long after she began her love affair with recorded music. Shayne Blakeley continues this tradition with his 20 years of working under Val’s tutelage.

Is there something you are looking for? Come ask us. Pay us a visit in person at 239 W. Harrison Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60304 or call us at (708) 524-1004. We’ll try to help.

Need a Turntable?

As part of our mission to cultivate a love for music – and especially vinyl – we sell turntables to suit any budget.

For thrifters, we work with various local partners to keep a steady supply of used audio systems coming into the store. Talk to us about your needs and we will help you find the right gear.

For those ready to invest in state-of-the-art audio, we are a certified Audio-Technica dealer and can help you choose the turntable that’s right for you.

Used products

Ah yes, herein lie the treasures. Val’s began selling used LPs in 1973 when a former employee, who had run a used record store during his college years, suggested it as an adjunct to the sale of new product. Little did we know then what changes were to occur to our beloved vinyl.

We began with a couple of hundred albums we bought from a long-time customer who was moving to another state. Because of a limited amount of space, we made it a policy to buy only excellent condition vinyl. That policy had served us well through the years and is one of the key differences in the quality of our used stock.

Thousands and thousands of purchases later, the store brims over with 45s, LPs, cassettes and CDs in every conceivable musical category, from big bands to bauhaus, from rockabilly to rap.

Check us out

From near and far visitors come to search our bins for that rare childhood musical memento or to explore a new musical landscape.