Interactive Map Pinpoints Every Vinyl Record Shop in the World

Record Shops Near Me

Passionate music fans are always on the hunt for great tunes, whether that’s at home or while traveling. If you’re someone obsessed with finding cozy record shops wherever you go, then the website VinylHub was created with you in mind. It’s an interactive, crowd-sourced map that has a straightforward (but impressive) purpose. “Our mission,” they state, “is to document every physical record shop and record event on the planet.”

While the task is truly never-ending, the contributors at VinylHub have already done a thorough job listing record shops. Using a custom Google map, you can scroll the world, zoom in, and see the exact locations of these often-small businesses. It’s perfect if you’re a music fanatic and are visiting a new city; you simply drag the cursor across that specific area and see what pops up. Because many record shops heavily curate and highlight local music, you can then pick up a special travel souvenir.

There are still many record stores to chart, and large swaths of the world have yet to be documented. Of them, however, VinylHub has collected some interesting data. In a recent blog post, they reveal that the United States has the most record shops per country, but when it comes to record shops per city, that’s a different story. Tokyo takes the top spot here with 93, followed by Berlin, London, and Paris. New York is the sixth spot with a mere 47 shops on the island.

Have you ever wondered, “Where are record shops near me?” Well, ponder no longer.

Record Shops Near Me

Thanks to the crowd-sourced map VinylHub, it documents every physical record shop around the world.

Record Shops Near Me

Simply zoom in to see where the nearest record shop is to you.

Record Shops Near Me

The United States has the most record stores, but according to this map, there are other countries with a strong vinyl presence.

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VinylHub: Website
h/t: [Open Culture]

All screenshots via VinylHub.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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