If you’re like us, you could probably spend hours in a record store, browsing the vinyl for that exciting new release or to discover a hidden gem for your own collection. Unfortunately during the current situation, vinyl shops – like many others in retail – have had to close their doors for the time being. However – this doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on your favourite records. We’ve pulled together a top 3 list of Manchester vinyl Stores in the Northern Quarter who will deliver direct to your door – so your lockdown can be still be soundtracked by your favourite tunes.

Piccadilly Records

Piccadilly Records on the Northern Quarter’s Oldham Street has built a reputation over the years as one of the best independent records stores around. This popular space stocks a wide range of genres, from indie and alternative, disco, funk, house and everything in between on both cd and vinyl. While the store is closed, purchases can be made online for delivery via their website with the mail order department running to the best of their ability. They’re still shipping to most countries and new releases continue to be available where possible. Check here for more information.

Vinyl Exchange

Vinyl Exchange is the largest seller and buyer of rare/second-hand CD’s and records in the North West. Genres stocked include rock and indie, metal, punk, alternative, psychedelic, hip hop, house, techno, electronica, rave, jungle, r’n’b, disco, soul, funk and reggae, jazz, blues, folk, country, world music… yeah, pretty much every style of music there is. Their website showcases a selection of their stock that you can buy direct through mail order service here.  As well as the site, Vinyl Exchange also sell through Amazon Marketplace and hold regular auctions on eBay. There is also more stock listed on their Discogs page here.

18 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 228 1122
Eastern Bloc

Previously located in Afflecks Palace, Eastern Bloc records helped launch bands such as Inspiral Carpets, as well as hosting in-store signings with the likes of Happy Mondays and Stone Roses. Relocating to Stevenson Square in 2011 – and opening a unique cafe on-site, it has continuted to be a well-respected and influential part of the Manchester music scene. Offering a range of vinyl and CD’s specialising mainly in drum & bass, jungle, dubstep, house, techno and electronica, their website remains stocked and deliveries are currently as normal as possible – head on over to create an account and find out more.

5a Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN, Tel: 0161 228 6555
Tue 3 Nov
Cat Allan
Published on:
Thu 10 Dec 2020