Metro Detroit
Record Stores

Below are some of the placed I enjoy shopping for records. Some call this "crate digging" - these are a few interesting article on this: article 1 | article 2.

Record Stores Around Garden City and Detroit Michigan

1) Rock of Ages

Good place to stop for new presses and music merchandise and memorabilia.
31015 Ford Road, Garden City, MI
(734) 522-4590
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Rock of Ages record store

2) Taylor Town Trade Center

Taylor Town is basically an indoor flee market. I visited three record vendors in the market, but it's possible there were more on the other side of the store. ONe vendor had a small to medium assortment of miscellaneous $0.50 albums, another a large assortment of $3 albums, and the other albums for $10-$30. Open Wednesday through Sunday
22525 Ecorse Road, Taylor, MI
(313) 295-6901
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Taylor Town Trade Center

3) Hello Records - Corktown Location

One of my favorite places! Huge $1 selection. Wide variety.
1459 Bagley Ave, Detroit
(313) 300-5654
Open 7 days a week!
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Hello Records

4) Hello Records - Jefferson Location

One of my favorite places! Huge $1 selection. Wide variety.
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Hello Records

5) People’s Records

Also one of my favorite places. Large $1 selection. More focus on jazz, soul R&B, and 45s. Some rock and hip-hop. I like to pickup gosphel here. If you want something specific, they will try to get it for you. Great guys! They have two locations.

East location: 1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit. MI 48207
People’s Records

North location: 20140 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221
People’s Records

(313) 831-0864
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People’s Records

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6) Flames Favorites Record Store (verify still open - call first)

This has been one of my more recent discoveries. Jim is the owner and he has a great collection. Not only a good selection of a lot of jazz and r&b like many of the stores have downtown, but a huge selection of 80s rock, hard rock, classic rock, etc. He has a huge collection and great stuff! I'll be back often. Look up his hours on his web site and call before you come down.
51 West Hancock, Detroit, MI
(313) 283-3422
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Flames Favorites Record Store

7) Paramita Sound

Haven't been here yet, but will as soon as I can.
1417 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48214
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Record Stores Around Dearborn Michigan

8) Dearborn Music

Dearborn Music has a great selection of vinyl, CDs, and other music merchandise. In my experience, Dearborn Music doesn't have the $1 selection some records stores do. Instead, they tend to carry and specialize in new records and high quality records. I've never left Dearborn Records with a poor condition record. They have both 33s and 45s. They are a very well-liked, well-known, and respected music store in the area.
22501 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
(313) 561-1000
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Dearborn Music

9) Stormy Records

Stormy records is a very well-liked record store in metro Detroit. After visiting Hello Music and People Records, I’d say Stormy not only has a good $1 selection, but their $1 records are in perhaps the best shape around. Great selection, well organized, and husband and wife owners Windy and Carl are extremely well-liked. Put this store on your places to go!
13936 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
(313) 581-9322
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Stormy Records

Record Stores Around Downriver Michigan

10) Slick Disc

1625 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183
(734) 692-1881
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Slick Disc

Record Stores Around Hamtramck Michigan

11) Lo & Behold Record and Books

This is Lo & Behold Records and Books, a gem in Hamtramck owned by Richie Wohlfeil. Richie is known to be a warm, honest person with a vast knowledge of music who is committed to promoting the community, artists, and music.
10022 Joseph Campau Avenue
Hamtramck, MI
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Lo & Behold Record and Books

12) Detroit Threads

Next stop literally a few stores down: Detroit Threads, a record store well-known for a deep collection of house, techno, and electronic music. They also carry traditional rock, pop, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and disco. Inside, the not only sell music, but rare t-shirts, hoodies designed by local artists, and 45s. DJs commonly frequent the store to build their collections and one was playing records while we were there.
10238 Joseph Campau Avenue
Hamtramck, MI
(313) 872-1777
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Detroit Threads

13) The Record Graveyard

This store has a very diverse selection of genres, well-organized, a good amount of square footage, without a cramped layout. The owner is very nice, knowledgeable, and willing to research and find items you want. I didn’t see a $1 bin, but all the items seemed very reasonably priced and of good quality. I enjoyed digging here and would come again!
2610 Carpenter Avenue
Hamtramck, MI
(313) 870-9647
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The Record Graveyard

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Record Stores Around Royal Oak and Southfield Michigan

14) Found Sound

Good size store with good selection. Good assortment of punk and rock. Didn't see a large selection of $1 albums. A lot of the used vinyl were in the $4-$9 range. Good selection of new pressings. New pressings ranged from $19 - $30. Very nice staff.

234 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 565-8775
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15) UHF Music Inc

512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-5955
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16) Solo Records and Tapes

I visited here in August 2015 and really liked the store. I saw mostly used vinyl (and tapes), with a few new ones. I bought a new 2015 Record Store Day release when I was there at a reduced price - the green 10" Stan Getz album. They ha da good selection of 45s and 33s - rock, pop, jazz, comedy, soundtracks, etc. They a sizable $0.25 cent area (or 5 vinyls for $1).
30118 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-0581
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17) Street Corner Music

This was my first visit here and I was very impressed! Great selection in very diverse genres and great prices! I highly recommend dropping in this records store. I hope to come back often. The store gets great reviews on Yelp and has a good selection of used CDs too. They had new presses, RSD releases, punk, hiphop, jazz, metal, $0.25 cent albums, $1 albums, $2 albums, you name it... Awesome store. I picked up 13 albums on my first visit for $38 including a great J Dilla album.

26020 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI
(248) 565-8775
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Street Corner Music

Record Stores Around Ann Arbor Michigan

18) Encore Records

417 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
I first visited this store on January 19, 2015. Pretty large store. Deep collection in many, many genres. Friendly staff. Seemed to be a very popular record store in Ann Arbor. Didn't see $1-$2 albums; most in $5-$20 range. New presses as well as used albums. Some pretty unique albums here.
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(734) 662-6776

Encore Records

Video tour of these first three Ann Arbor record stores

19) Underground Sounds

255 East Liberty Street #249, Ann Arbor, MI
Very small store, but very well maintained and great selection of albums (from the perspective of my tastes). When I return to Ann Arbor to shop for records, this will be the first place I visit. They have a lot of new presses and chose them wisely. Incredible selection of rock, punk, hip-hop and electronic. Encore Records and Underground Sounds are both on Liberty Street between Main Street and State Street within one block of each other and on the same side of the road.
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(734) 327-9239
Underground Sounds

20) P J's Records & Used C D's

617 Packard Street Ann Arbor, MI
Located on the second floor of this building on the corner of Packard and State about a mile from the first two Ann Arbor stores above. Not a large store in square feet, but they pack the albums in. Pretty diverse selection of genres. Inexpensive albums ($1-$3) as well as newer albums and new presses for the typical $15-$30. Nice selection of raggae.
(734) 663-3441
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P J's Records & Used C D's

21) Two Jerks Music

22 E. Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI
Store recently opened (December 2014). Located in Depot Town on south side of the road.
(734) 829-9112
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Two Jerks Music

Record Shows Around Metro Detroit

22) The Motorcity Music Convention

Record Show, held at the Elks lodge in Livonia, MI at 31117 Plymouth Road.
It was a great show with a good turnout of both vendors and attendees. There were both rare and new presses ($20-$120) as well as $.50 and $1 vinyl, plus CDs, and lots of other items for sale. I left with 84 albums for about $84.
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Another local/area record show web site

Video Tour of Motorcity Music Convention, November 2, 2014

23) Henry Ford College

Lastly, on 10/18/2014, Henry Ford College had its seventh annual WHFR Record Show. The show was great with a lot of great vendors, records, music merchandise, and people! WHFR has provided award-winning broadcasting to the community for almost 30 years. Definitely an event to put on your calendar and cause to support.
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Henry Ford College

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Record Stores in Oakland County, Michigan

24) Lyrics on Vinyl

73 N Saginaw Steet, Pontiac, Michigan
I visited this store some time ago when it was first opening up and still setting up the interior. It looked like it was going to be a neat store. They also seem to have a lot of events at the location. Check out there social media web sites. I'll give A more detailed review after I go back. I know I picked up a few cool albums on my first visit.
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(248) 972-5511