Earth... The Vinyl Frontier

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The Saratoga Springs Region

The Saratoga region of New York State's lower Adirondack Mountains (in the northeastern US) is where the Vinyl Tourist calls home. Typical of today's market, many good shops have closed their doors over the past decade, leaving relatively few choices. DeVinyl Revolution, the latest casualty, shuttered it's doors in May, 2012, due to a rent increase. Because of it's relatively rural character, the lack of densely populated cities means the record collector may be doing more driving than looking. But if you're in the area anyway, searching for LP's is one way to escape from the scenic views.

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  1. The Book Bag
    Saratoga Springs Public Library
    49 Henry St.
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 584-7860

    Located inside the Saratoga Springs Public Library, The Book Bag relies on donations of books, magazines, and records for its stock. Accordingly, the stock varies wildly, but with LPs priced at $1 and under, it's always worth a look if you're in the neighborhood. Check the link (above) for hours of operation. A good place to donate your unwanted spares and discards, too.

  2. Art Simmons
    S & H Records & Books
    212 Fourth St.
    Northville, NY 12134
    (518) 863-4026

    Weekends only!

    When he's not working his day job as the county coroner, Art Simmons tends to his store located in a two-bay garage attached to his house. He has a good selection of mostly older pop, rock, and exotica LP's and 45's and says that he's is planning to open a store in the heart of the village to showcase the 50,000 records which are now in a warehouse. Want lists accepted by mail. Best to call first, if you're planning to visit. Post-mortems available, but only if you die in Fulton County.

  3. Red's Underground
    9 Broad Street
    Glens Falls, NY 12801
    (518) 798-2040

    A correspondent wrote to say that when Red moved awhile back, the vinyl disappeared, too.

Last Update: May, 2012

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