Maybe you’re new to our community and just need to know where to go. Maybe you’ve lived here all your life and have decided that this is the year you’re going to do your holiday shopping locally. Maybe you’re participating in Small Business Saturday. Or maybe the thought of braving the lines at your local big box store makes you just a tad nauseous. Whatever your reasons, here’s a roundup of local stores where you can music (and at most them, movies, video games and other fun stuff):
Toxic Beauty Record and Music Gallery
This small Yellow Springs store specializes in new and used vinyl and can special order new titles for you. They also carry a beautiful array of collectible gig posters (many are very rare) and from time to time has collectible records from Jack White’s Third Man Records.
This Kettering store is fairly new (they opened in April of 2009) and continually expanding their selection. They carry a variety of formats of used music (CDs, vinyl, cassette and even 8track), movies (DVD, VHS and laserdisc) and video games (everything from Atari to Xbox360) as well as a small selection of books, accessories and the occasional action figure.
This record store is new to the Oregon District, but not new to the business. They’ve got tons of used vinyl and have been stocking up on tons of new titles on vinyl and CD since their relocation. There’s a lot to check out at this ever-expanding store.
Second Time Around
Second Time Around is a staple of Brown St. that always gets big holiday crowds. They’ve got a wide selection of used CDs, DVDs, and video games and are really constantly re-stocking the shelves with fresh merchandise.
This is a small store near the Dayton Mall with a great selection of used CDs, video games, and DVDs. They tend to consistently get a lot of rare films, foreign films and out of print copies of Criterion Collection DVDs and have a good selection of indie rock artists on CD.