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Title: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Sputch on December 28, 2018, 10:25:21 PM
Hey there,

Are you guys familiar with any record stores that are (partly) dedicated to Library Music? These stores can be anywhere in the world. I'm curious to see how many (if any) there are.

The only one I've been able to find so far is one in Rhode Island that focuses a bit on Library records, Music Research Library https://www.facebook.com/yungvinyl/ (https://www.facebook.com/yungvinyl/)
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: The_Eleventh_Hour on December 28, 2018, 11:21:07 PM
Most second hand record stores, even charity/thrift stores will hold stock at some point.  Of course it is all 'RNG' luck at best; just visit the shops you can, let them know your interest and get them to contact you when something comes in. Its all a case of whether the person that wants to get rid are willing to take 2nd record store cash (which will be next to nothing) or give them to a charity store, over getting the best they can for the record (usually well overpriced) on places like Discogs or eBay and the ilk!
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Mr on December 29, 2018, 12:22:29 AM
Wow, that looks like a fantastic little store! I'm a bit of a sucker for library LPs lined up on display like that :)

I haven't yet visited either, but the first two that spring to mind are Tokyo's Dessinee Shop and the Porquoi moi vintage store in Milan. I'm not sure how many records the latter stocks these days, but they used to have quite a bit. Their other items (clothes, etc.) are also very much in that whole 70's aesthetic.
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: stackjackson on December 29, 2018, 03:12:44 AM
Well, here in the U.S. there's Dusty Groove in Chicago (and online):

h--ps://www.dustygroove.com/category/sound_library

Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: a8detective on December 29, 2018, 04:53:28 AM
The only one I've been able to find so far is one in Rhode Island that focuses a bit on Library records, Music Research Library

     Four of my Christmas shares (https://librarymusicthemes.net/index.php?topic=2500.0/) came from them via Discogs. I received friendly communication, fair prices, and cheap shipping (being in the same country). Two of the Media Music LPs were even sealed. And, as a bonus, they threw in two Tanner sound effects albums as "padding."
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Col Wolfe on December 29, 2018, 11:47:07 AM
I used to get the majority of my libraries from a place in East Anglia.  No longer exists, sadly.

libraries for miles (https://www.instagram.com/p/6Cnmy-w2ur/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1k228bngcun3z)
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Retronic on December 29, 2018, 01:31:20 PM
That video just made my heartbeat increase...
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Sputch on December 29, 2018, 02:31:24 PM
Thanks for the replies!

I actually went to Reckless right around the corner from Dusty Groove when I was in Chicago a while back, if only I had known about it then.

To give some recommendations myself:

Red Light Records in Amsterdam always has a good amount of library LPs. The stock (of the entire shop) is small and expensive, but very well curated. This is (one of) The Alchemists favourite record shops.

Platypus recordshop in Amsterdam is new so I haven't been yet, but judging by their Instagram they seem to have a selection of library records among other rare stuff as well.

Sadly there is no (partly) dedicated to library shop in Amsterdam, although Redlight comes close in being dedicated to well curated rare/unusual stuff.

I dream of one day walking into an Amoeba sized shop filled with library and japanese records, with an unlimited budget in my pockets lol. One day
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Upgrade on December 29, 2018, 05:06:11 PM
Amoeba itself currently has a lot of Valentino and Major records in their Library Music section. You need to get down underneath the soundtracks.

Unless they’ve moved everything again.
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Sputch on December 29, 2018, 05:16:57 PM
Amoeba itself currently has a lot of Valentino and Major records in their Library Music section. You need to get down underneath the soundtracks.

Unless they’ve moved everything again.

Haha, I wish I could just pop over to Amoeba. Sadly they are an ocean and a continent away from me. I seized the opportunity the one time I was in San Fran tho!
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Retronic on December 29, 2018, 06:31:41 PM
When I went there I found diddly squat.  I was hoping for a stash of Major-Valentino’s but must have been a dry month :-(
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Upgrade on December 31, 2018, 04:45:31 PM
It was at the Hollywood store. I’m not sure about the SF stores.
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: le_tomval on January 03, 2019, 10:05:38 AM
(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44783476_1733695336757245_5654505100098404352_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-bru2-1.xx&oh=5da974cb012900c0d39ff721c1ffdd52&oe=5C93154A)
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Pumi on January 03, 2019, 02:41:13 PM
@le_tomval c'est quel shop ?
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Sputch on January 04, 2019, 08:02:18 PM
(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44783476_1733695336757245_5654505100098404352_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-bru2-1.xx&oh=5da974cb012900c0d39ff721c1ffdd52&oe=5C93154A)

That looks sick! Where is that?
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: le_tomval on January 06, 2019, 01:18:50 PM
La ragazza del piper in València (Spain)
A record shop with a lot of library holy grail as I heard !
Title: Re: Record stores dedicated to Library Music
Post by: Sputch on January 15, 2019, 06:20:02 PM
La ragazza del piper in València (Spain)
A record shop with a lot of library holy grail as I heard !

Thanks for the tip! Will definitely check that out the next time I'm in the area.